To Stun or Not to Stun: Safety Tips for Stun Gun Owners
Stun guns are a non-lethal option for personal protection, but can also be dangerous, if you don’t know how to handle one. This is a weapon, and should be handled with caution. Here are some tips:
Consider first all the possible safety protection tools you can use; perhaps pepper spray, mace, a taser or a personal alarm is a better option for you.
- If you have already purchased a stun gun, make sure that you know how to use it. Every stun gun should have directions, take the time to learn how this weapon works. Do not wait until you are attacked to know how to use your stun gun.
- A stun gun can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Be sure it is secured just the same as a firearm, so children cannot handle it. It may look like a toy, but in a child’s hands it could be truly harmful. Remember, only use it when absolutely necessary and remember, a stun gun in the hands of an attacker can become a weapon turned on you. Don’t forget that the element of surprise is important if you want this to be an effective deterrent to attackers and to keep yourself from becoming a victim of your own weapon.
- It is important to note that stun guns are ILLEGAL in the following states: Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.