Who was it that decided to remove a starship's capability of firing phasers on stun, wide dispersal, at a planetary target? I know such capability existed in the early Constitution class vessels, but I am unsure when it was removed. Did someone think that giving soldiers a non-lethal alternative to standard weaponry was somehow cruel and unjust? I should look into the databanks to find the exact regulations involved, before I break them and look into giving the Murgatroid this capability. According to the historical records Jellico is so fond of, this capability served Captain James T. Kirk well on more than one occasion.