Tasers are both used by the police as well as by civilians. They are great weapons for self-defense that you should consider if you do not like to carry firearms. Tasers are electronic devices, and they do not use gunpowder. Carrying a Taser is legal in the United States, except in MA, MI, HI, RI, DC, NY, and USVI. There may be other restrictions on the possession or use of Tasers in other states.
Some people think that Tasers and stun guns are the same, but really, they are different from each other. Tasers are more powerful than stun guns. Stun guns need to be in direct contact with the attacker, while Tasers can incapacitate someone from as far as 15-feet away. Tasers affect the nervous system’s motor and sensory functions, and as a result, inhibit muscle control. This causes the attacker to stay immobilized for approximately 30 seconds. However, you can also use a Taser as a stun gun if you wish.
Shooting with a Taser is not followed by a kick or a recoil. However, it would still be an advantage if you understand how this weapon works and you know how to use it effectively and safely. Read the manual that comes with it. It would even be better if you could take a training course on how to operate Tasers. You may also practice shooting.
The injury caused by Tasers is not really permanent, and the incapacitation of the target will only last for seconds. Once the effect wears off, the inhibited body functions will then resume. However, there are still risks associated with being shot by a Taser. Injuries can still be sustained through falls, complications, and other factors.
Tasers are simple to use. There are also safety features that help prevent accidental firing. If you are faced with an attacker, simply push the Taser’s trigger button and run to safety as the attacker stays immobile.