The Advantages and Disadvantages of Stun Guns

A stun gun is already known to one of the most effective self-defense device that you can use to protect yourself from the people who want to do you harm. It is a small device that uses electricity to operate and to immobilize an individual when necessary. If you are going to use this device, you won’t have to worry about killing someone because it is a non-lethal device. This means that it is not designed to take someone’s life even if he/she is a criminal. Once you are in direct contact with an attacker and you hold the trigger, the device releases high-voltage electricity and this makes an attacker become incapacitated. But if you haven’t made a final decision yet to whether or not get a stun gun, then you might want to read further. The device is associated with its own advantages and disadvantages that would be helpful for our decision-making.

Advantages:

There are many advantages associated to using this particular device. This is a very good alternative to real firearms which are known to be very dangerous. There is no need for you to secure a license to carry the device or license to own one which is what should be done when you are planning to get a real gun. This means that there is no need for you to spend a lot of your time and effort in securing the necessary permits or licenses. And as mentioned earlier, this device does not really cause permanent harm to anyone. When you stun an attacker, he will just become disabled, incapacitated or unconscious for a certain period of time. Once the effect of the device wears off, everything will be back to normal again, just like nothing happened. When it comes to carrying the device, you can just place it inside your bag or purse. Because the device is small, you can easily conceal it. No one would know that you are bringing a self-defense weapon with you.

Disadvantages:

So much of the good things about the device, let’s talk about some disadvantages in this part. If you get a stun gun and you are not that knowledgeable on how to use it, then it can be a dangerous weapon for you. You should know how to properly use the device to prevent any accidents when using the device. And perhaps the major disadvantage in using the device is the fact that it can’t be used when you are not in direct contact with the attacker. The device can be used on any parts of the body provided that you are in direct contact with the attacker otherwise, the device is as good as useless.

Basically, for you to come up the most appropriate decision, you have to carefully weigh all the advantages and disadvantages in using the device. If you think that the advantages weigh more than the disadvantages, then perhaps it is just right for you to get one. But of course, you also need to take your needs and preferences into consideration before actually purchasing the device.

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