Should the Lawrence police be equipped with stun guns?
Asked at Lawrence Post Office, 645 Vt. on May 20, 2004
“I think stun guns would be a good idea if there were enough funds to equip the force. But the way the economy is now, I can't see spending $80,000 on stun guns.”
— Susan Lawrence, unemployed, Lawrence
“It all depends on the situation. I know there are a lot of people who get violent and sometimes they need more than pepper spray.”
— Rose Worthington, customer service, Ozawkie
“Part of me feels it's better to use nonlethal force, but you have to weigh that against some of the negative instances with stun guns. I think pepper spray should be enough.”
— Eric Anderson, Benedictine College history professor, Lawrence
“I would say that, no, it's not worth the expense. They need stronger measures than what's currently available to them, though.”
— Andrew Shuster, KU senior, Fremont, Neb.