A type of weapon
that incapacitates someone but does not (ordinarilly) kill them. These weapons are often marketed for self-defense
, but are also used to disperse riot
ing crowds or to stop runaway suspects. They can be more accurately described as "less-than-lethal" weapons.
There are three main classes of non-lethal weapons:
- Chemical (tear gas, pepper spray)
Chemical weapons that are still being developed include better types of tear gas, and so-called "odiferous agents" (I kid you not, the government has developed Official Bathroom Odor that smells so bad you want to just leave)
- Electrical (A taser, for instance)
Electrical weapons also include microwave technology- These weapons can use your body's nervous system as a faraday cage and induces charge so your nerves get excited and you feel like you've been dipped in a deep fat fryer. whee!
- Acoustic (An acoustic cannon, or vortex gun)
Acoustic weapons work on principles of fluid dynamics and basically knock you over with a big sound wave.
Keep in mind that while these things do not usually kill people, any extreme or excessive application will probably cause signifigant pain or death. Everything in moderation.