The elected officials of Portland, Maine have now adopted the Taser issue as one of their own. They feel compelled to put themselves in a position to decide whether the Portland Police Department can implement a three-month trial use period of Tasers. Read more in "How do elected officials figure into city's decision on Tasers for police?", Portland Press Herald, June 17, 2009. Click here to learn more about Tasers and stun guns. (photo courtesy of Taser International).