Joel Braun came up with a less-lethal mashup that stuns, shoots, blinds and sprays its targets.
Braunâ€™s system, described in a patent approved last month by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is called the â€œNon-Lethal Weapon Mount With Modular Weapon Components.â€ It combines four of the most common less-lethal weapons technologies: stun guns, disabling sprays like mace, non-lethal bullets and blinding light. Users can choose from the menu of nonlethal options and unleash them solo or in painful combinations in a matter of seconds.
The device has an array of triggers, each controlling a different kind of nonlethal weapon, along with dials to adjust intensity. Braun doesnâ€™t specify how many dials the handgrip would need, but notes that both the dazzler and stun gun could be operated â€œwith varying degrees of intensity.â€