We can save a lot of money and enhance our defense capacity too yobbo.
With non-lethal weaponry a soldier can take over the muscle end of Police work. You just swap their weapons around for domestic activity.
And the other thing is that with non-lethal weaponry we can have a competing private cop overlay to the Police Force. Take them out of the tax system entirely.
Because if you had competing forces with firearms it would tend into a shit-fight, then a blood-feud then war-lordism.
But with non-lethal weapons there is no real likelihood of any of that happening.
This is actually a good way of developing natural law.
They could have a non-lethal war between the two parties. But the rules of the game would be that if anyone was permanently injured or killed they would have great fines to pay to the government.
And a non-lethal “war”, as might break out from time to time is costly. So they would have to sort out very detailed anarcho-capitalist type rules of dealing with eachother and resolving disputes between their various clients.