As cool as the Star Trek stun gun/disintegrator is. I sometimes question the use of "one weapon with settings" in combat or policing situations.
Now we have police that use guns and tasers. Do you guys ever wonder why they don't ask manufacturers to combine the two into one weapon?
Somehow I find it hard to see a police officer pointing a gun / taser combo on a "disturbing the peace" call
While a single weapon that is visibly a taser seems more safe pointing at people "disturbing the peace"
Pointing a loaded gun / taser seems contradictory to gun training "point your weapon down when you don't intend to fire"
Or look at it another way how would you feel if you were the "perp" disturbing the peace and an officer points a gun / taser at you?