With the new, modular chassis system in the FN 303 Tactical, operators and armorers can quickly customize the buttstock, grip, and sighting systems. The included FN SCAR buttstock is adjustable for length of pull, cheek rise, and foldability, enhancing the ergonomics and sight alignment for patrol and civil disturbance unit officers.
September 8, 2021
In her order granting Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles's request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall noted an increase in reports of LAPD officers pushing, striking and firing less-lethal weapons on crowds of protesters, including media covering demonstrations, without a dispersal order being given.
May 12, 2021
If legislators approve of the contract and it is in place in December, the city could receive all the TASERs by the end of the year, Dunn said. The department could begin distributing TASERs to officers in early 2021 after they receive training.
November 16, 2020
Deputies “carry shotguns inside the jail intimidating and excessively abusing inmates with these shotguns,” the inmate wrote in the complaint. “These deputys (sic) carry these deadly weapons 24 hours a day patrolling the floors of this jail intimidating and threatening people for the most minor things.”
March 3, 2020
Security Devices International Inc., has commenced commercialization of the Byrna HD non-lethal personal security device beginning with the launch of its new E-commerce store and concurrent with the first preorders being accepted in the United States.
February 12, 2019
Axon announced the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol as the first agencies to equip officers with Axon's new TASER 7 weapon.
October 11, 2018
Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso. When the device is activated, a 9mm blank propels the rope from the cartridge. The new handheld device — known as the BolaWrap — costs $800 and each tether cartridge costs $30.
August 14, 2018
“If we look at known objects out in the world, we can equate the AR-1 baton to about one-and-a-half times the energy of somebody being struck by a 100-mile-per-hour fast ball or roughly the same energy as somebody being struck by the fastest slapshot ever recorded,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Bobrowich.
June 29, 2018
Axon has announced that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is now fully deployed with nearly 7,000 TASER X2 Smart Weapons.
April 11, 2018
Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person is pregnant, elderly, frail, appears to be a child or when the officer has “credible information” the person is suffering from a serious medical or psychiatric condition.
March 15, 2018
Defense Technology, a brand of The Safariland Group, has announced the release of its 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP) Collapsible Gel Rounds.
October 20, 2017
Chief Bill Scott said Wednesday that he wants to train every sworn San Francisco police officer in his department to use the electric stun guns that they have been denied because of staunch public opposition for more than a decade.
June 22, 2017
An LAPD committee is reviewing the “promising” data and will make a recommendation to Police Chief Charlie Beck about whether to expand the use of these launchers and sponge rounds to patrol officers department-wide, officials said.
November 30, 2016
Police booster group Safer Dallas Better Dallas announced Thursday that it plans to raise $250,000 to help pay for more than 100 launchers that shoot sponge rounds. The less-lethal weapons are meant to disarm and incapacitate someone from up to 100 feet away, police officials say.
April 29, 2016
North Jersey law enforcement officials praised new guidelines Thursday that give officers broader discretion in deciding when to deploy stun guns, while a leading civil rights organization criticized them as giving too much power to police.
March 4, 2016