Hey, this is a grand idea. Let's force everyone on a plane to wear shock bracelets.

A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

This bracelet would:


  • take the place of an airline boarding pass
  • contain personal information about the traveler
  • be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage
  • shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes


I kind of like the idea. I think pilots should wear them, so we can shock them every time they make a crappy landing; or how about giving them to the flight attendants? These could be tied into the call buttons, and might really improve the service on the flights. Oh, and if this bracelet really does incapacitate you for several minutes, why not just have them going throughout the entire trip. "Wake me up when we're there, thanks."

Seriously, I wonder if they gave us the option of stripping nude or wearing a shock bracelet, which would be worse. I know I'd be going in the buff.


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