Would you volunteer for something like this?
Hell no is the answer, plain and simple, end of story.
Tasers are designed for neuromuscular incapacitation: to deliver an electric charge to your body that interferes with your peripheral nervous system, creating uncontrollable muscular convulsions and rendering you temporarily unable to control your own movements.
Twin barbed darts shoot out at high speed, delivering an electric jolt through thin copper-insulated wires leashing them to the stun gun. Ideally both probes land below your chest, far enough apart to deliver a charge affecting a significant portion of your musculature.
(“Drive stun” mode, when the business end of the Taser is applied directly to the body, creates a much more local pain that generally doesn’t paralyze your whole body the way full deployment does.)
But there are still plenty of unknowns, in part because there’s no way to clinically, ethically test a Taser on vulnerable, less-healthy people who are also often a Taser’s most likely targets.
Taser International’s website claims Tasers “have saved more than 140,000 lives,” and says numerous independent studies have shown Tasers “help keep officers and suspects safe.”