Transport safety employees may be allowed to use electric shocks for self-defense
MOSCOW, May 2 (RAPSI) – Members of the Federation Council’s Committee on Defense and Security, Mikhail Kozlov and Alexey Kondratyev, have submitted a bill to the State Duma that would permit employees of transportation security units to bear and use electric shocks for self-defense, according to the lower house’s database.
Amendments are proposed to the Federal Law “On Transportation Security”.
Currently, such possibility is not provided for transportation security units. “Employees are not entitled to use electric shockers on duty,” an explanatory note to the bill says.
According to government decrees, electric shocks may be used by guards of private security firms, security police officers, bailiffs, federal postal organizations’ employees, officials from specialist government agencies for protection, monitoring and regulation of exploitation of fauna and the habitats thereof and others.
As transport safety employees work in places of mass gathering, where the use of firearms is prohibited, they may use electric shockers for “active self-defense and suppression of acts of unlawful interference,” the bill reads.