How many times have you been taken down by a taser? Not the ones that you buy at Wal Mart for $19.99 but the real ones? Since I own one, I’ve been shot twice with the darn thing and it is probably the worst feeling that I’ve felt in my life. While I layed there on the ground screaming and thinking why it would be unmanly to poop my pants, the thought crossed my mind that there is no way in hell that any other type of weapon exists that can take me down just as violently.
As I sat at home earlier looking at other types of weapons that I would never want to meet, I came across several of them. These are the top 5 weapons that you’re better off not knowing they even existed – Much less, experience their touch or Smell.
The Skunk Anti Riot and Crowd Control Weapon System
Let’s face it, the last thing you want is to smell like a skunk in the middle of a battle. The Malodorant nonlethal weapon is used by the Israeli Defense Forces to control riots and crowds. It is dispersed as a form of mist fired from a water cannon. The odor that it leaves behind is described as “rotten” sewage water. So basically the sewage water you smell out on a construction yard but rotten, like 10 times worse. You can’t wash off the odor very easily from your skin, and if it touches your clothes, the smell will stick with your clothes for up to five years.
This is probably the last thing you want touching your skin.
Imagine fighting the government at full blast throwing bricks and rocks and whatever else you find on the street then you pick up a rock and chunk it out to an alien life form with thousands of arms trying to kill you. In your head, you’re about to die a horrible death by probe examination, but to a spectator, you’re fighting against a tree.
Following World War II, the United States military investigated a wide range of possible nonlethal, psycho behavioral chemical incapacitating agents to include psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25), certain tranquilizers like ketamine or fentanyl, as well as several other mind altering drugs.
One of the most notable drugs is the so called BZ chemical, or Agent 15, this drug is odorless and nonirritating with delayed symptoms several hours after contact. In the field the only immediate indications of its use may be the white smoke emanating from delivered weapons. The symptom however is what makes this agent a horrible combination:
Blurred Vision, Dry Mouth, Dry Skin, Unconsciousness, Poor Judgment, Slurred Speech, Delusions, Hallucinations, Short Attention Span, Ataxia, Impaired Memory, Tremors, Crying, High Blood Pressure, Irrational Fear, Extreme Laughter, Stomach cramps, Vomiting. – The list goes on to include, pleading, mumbling, flushing of the face, pupillary dilation, restlessness, and several other symptoms. Lucky for you, this hasn’t’ been used as riot control, but I’m sure they are dying to try this out against a large crowd. Get hit by one of these bad boys and you’re about as useful as that guy greeting you at Wal Mart.
The Ray Gun: An Active Denial System
This thing is a freaking micro wave, quite literally. The weapon fires electromagnetic radiation at the target and it causes an extremely painful burning sensation to the immediate bottom layer of the skin. The beam is supposed to be able to control a riot by dispersing the people in a crowd. This type of ray doesn’t kill you, but it sure as hell will make you want to stop fighting. It doesn’t go through thick metals or even a very thick piece of protection like a sleeping mattress but it will go through just about anything you can wear.
The army claims that the weapon is not going to hurt anyone because of how fast the people scatter after being hit with the ray gun, but this doesn’t mean you can’t get hurt. Can you imagine falling on the ground, breaking a leg, then getting hit with this thing? You can scream all you want, but ultimately you’ll just sit there getting cooked alive while your friends find a mattress to come cover your injured self.
This is my favorite one of the list, it’s currently not available for civilian purchase and only active law enforcement agencies can purchase this, but eventually (hopefully) they’ll have this available for security personnel and people who catch criminals.
The XREP is just a shotgun Taser, the Taser that I have can probably reach 35 feet, it’s also a single shot weapon, you shoot once and you have to reload the weapon and start all over again. But the Xrep is completely different, the shells can reach almost three times as far, they impact your body with such a force that if it doesn’t stop you from running, the 20 seconds of shocking will. Pretty much, the XREP is a shoot and forget kind of weapon. You shoot the Taser darts, pick a new target, shot them too, pick another one, shot them as well then watch as all three of them scream in the ground wondering what the hell just hit them.
Laser Induced Plasma Channel
This is just awesome sauce right here, this is the beats of beasts. It’s an electric force field, similar to the ones that you see on Halo, or any other video game. The barrier can be set up on hallways, doorways, or any other type of way that you can imagine. The plasma channels deliver an electric charge that will keep you “hooked’ to the wall while you get shocked. You’ll stick to the wall like a fly sticks to fly paper until someone decides that you’ve had enough and they shut the wall down. You get about 10,000 volts of electricity running through your body nonstop. The good thing about this wall is that you can see the lighting volts as they shoot across the wall, so you at least know there will be hell to pay if you don’t stand away from the wall.