The new SelectaDNA gun could allow authorities to apprehend criminals after the event has occurred by tracking the specific genetic material.

Crowd control and riot situations pose some of the greatest challenges for police officers and the authorities. They’re outnumbered, they have to keep the peace and ensure civilian safety, and they’re also supposed to apprehend law-breakers using the proper force. A daunting task considering a mob can quickly get out of hand, and authorities may end up reacting with excessive force.

SelectaDNA’s gun aims to relieve some of this pressure on police officers. Instead of having to arrest all suspects on the scene while also maintaining the peace, SelectaDNA’s gun allows officers to ‘tag’ potential targets at the scene to be apprehended at a later, less chaotic time.

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