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Tasers can save your life. They will incapacitate any assailant without actually harming them in the long run. You and your family will feel safe and secure even if you’re out after dark.
In most states, you’re able to carry a taser without needing permission. They can be a great alternative if you don’t want to have firearms in the house.
This was the 14th of 15 items considered important for family protection.
Where are all the Taser accidents, you ask? Right here:ReplyDelete
Wow. I've been so busy looking at gun related sites, I never thought of tasers.Delete
You mean these deaths Mike? Though they weren't really accidents, just unintentional. Not surprising that running a few thousand volts through a person, who's life systems are controlled by, you guessed it, electrical impulses, every so often, a person wont reboot properly.ReplyDelete
"According to data collected by Amnesty International, at least 500 people in the United States have died since 2001 after being shocked with Tasers either during their arrest or while in jail. Amnesty International recorded the largest number of deaths following the use of Tasers in California (92), followed by Florida (65), and Texas (37). The Oklahoma City Police Department led all law enforcement agencies in deaths (7) following by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Harris County Sheriff’s (Tx), Phoenix, Az and San Jose, Ca., all with six deaths."
The following STATES are ILLEGAL to own or possess a stun gun:
•Illinois – LEGAL but has restrictions – Illinois Stun Gun Laws
•Michigan – Stun Guns are prohibited. Only devices that contain an identification and tracking system that dispenses coded material when the device is used are allowed. TASER devices are the only ones currently legal.
•District of Columbia
The following CITIES are ILLEGAL to own or possess a stun gun:
The following COUNTIES are ILLEGAL to own or possess a stun gun:
•Baltimore County, MD
•Crawford County, IA
And of course, there's no guarantee that you're allowed to carry in public.
Those numbers are still way lower than real guns.ReplyDelete
Yeah, but still significant. Maybe we need to include tasers as well as air-soft and bb guns on our list of weapons that need to be controlled better.Delete
Don't get me wrong, a Taser is a tool that can be useful for defense. But a person shouldn't be limited to a single choice when deciding on personal protection.Delete
Since I imagine most of these deaths were in the course of police contact, most were being used to get the person to "come along quietly". Not in what could be considered a true self defense situation.
Tasers also have some definite limitations since thick clothing can make them ineffective. Something that can be an issue up my way in the great white north.
My thought was to use less deadly methods and still control bad guys, while eliminating some of the unintentional deaths attributed to guns.Delete
Simple thought, again. Just how would you implement such a thought? Especially the one on "controlling the bad guys".Delete
Guess you missed it Gun, use less deadly methods to control bad guys.Delete
"BOSTON — Gun rights advocates are seeking support on Beacon Hill to legalize stun guns, following a ruling by the state's highest court that upholds a ban on the non-lethal weapons.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled against a woman, Jaime Caetano, who was arrested with a stun gun in 2011. She told police she needed it for self-defense against an abusive ex-boyfriend.
The court ruled that Caetano could have applied for a gun permit or bought pepper spray, both of which are legal, but that stun guns are a “modern invention" not protected by the Second Amendment. Legalizing stun gun ownership, the court said, is a matter for the Legislature.
Jim Wallace, executive director of the Gun Owners Action League, the Massachusetts affiliate of the National Rifle Association, said he's drafting legislation to allow citizens to own stun guns."
"Massachusetts is one of five states that outright ban private ownership of stun guns or Tasers"