So instead of pulling a hot gun and firing it at a perp along comes the invention of a stun gun that fires electricity at them instead! The thought is that a stun gun is less lethal and a person is more likely to survive being zapped with electricity as opposed to being shot with a bullet. Makes sense to me.
Unfortunately, there was an incident where a white lady cop thought she was reaching for her stun gun but instead fired her bullet gun killing a black male perp. She was charged with manslaughter. Recently a perp was stunned but died when their clothes caught on fire. obviously not a perfect technology but likely saves more lives than having to rely on firing bullets alone!
And that is all I’m going to say about that!