Tasers remain incredibly controversial weapons in the arsenal of law enforcement, given their overuse and the risk of cardiac arrest. But let’s not forget the word “TASER” is a loose acronym for Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle, an incredibly messed-up 1911 science fiction book. The Guardian has all the details.
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It’s not so much a loose acronym of the book title but an acronym paying homage to the book, TASER stands for Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.