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Finally, and after several years of demands, the Swedish police will get stun guns for use against criminals, along with firearms.
But this will be under a testing period before it will be available to all police personal in Sweden.
Demands for these stun guns became more urgent recently due to the high number of fatalities among wanted criminals and fugitivesat the hands of police.
Police explain the need for stun guns as it will help to save lives and for being effective in temporarily paralyzing the muscles of the criminal without causing him great bodily harm, or even kill him.
There have been many cases in which police were forced to shoot the person who attacked them with a knife, with a stun gun they could have used to temporarily constrain their movement without killing them, and then arrest them.