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General Customer Questions and Answers About Taser, Stun Guns and Self Defense
All you need to know before selling stun guns; the basics on safety, costs and usage of stun guns for self defense.
Q. What is the best stun gun brand to sell?
A. Any brand that Safety Technology sells has been tested and proven over time by thousand of users.
Q. Are stun guns and tasers the same?
A. Although it is not uncommon to see these two terms used interchangeably, it is important to note that technically there is a big difference between them. This is important to consider since, in some cases (depending on where you live), different laws and regulations might apply to each one.
First of all, a stun gun is designed to deliver a very painful electric shock upon direct contact causing an attacker to move away from it. Tasers are a brand and actually shoot two probes or darts at the attacker. These darts are connected to the device through wires and the electric shock sent through the wires immobilizes the attacker.
The basic difference between the two is the distance needed between you and a possible attacker. Both offer great advantages for your personal defense depending on what your preferences are.
Q. Are stun guns legal?
A. By definition a stun gun is a non-lethal device used to only immobilize an attacker. However some States do regulate them and although in most they are considered legal, some specify certain conditions that need to be observed. Such is the case of States like Virginia, Florida and California where you can legally own a stun gun or taser unless you have been previously convicted of a felony.
Other States like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois regulate these by allowing anyone who has a permit for firearms to possess them.
Although a minority, some States do consider them to be illegal, such is the case with New York and New Jersey.
That being said, the best advice we can give you is to consult with your local authorities before you actually purchase a stun gun or taser. Even if you are certain it is legal to own and carry one, there is always a chance of you having to observe certain conditions to use them.
Q. Can stun guns kill a person?
A. No, stun guns are non-lethal. Even though Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) such as stun guns and tasers are meant to be non-lethal, you always need to keep in mind they are not meant to be toys and are to be considered dangerous.
We need to consider that even if some studies have been made concerning the consequences for your brain of receiving an electrical shock from these devices, not a lot is known about long term effects. It is always best to learn about the safe way of using any of these devices when selling them to avoid any unwanted results.
Q. Are stun guns and tasers safe?
A. Generally speaking using either tasers or stun guns is safe as long as you do so as instructed by the manufacturer. As with any self defense device you need to be cautious not to leave them within the reach of a small child or anyone who might use it for other purposes. Keep in mind they are not toys.
Most of the stun gun models today have included some kind of safety feature to prevent accidental discharge of the device. Additional to this you will also find models that include other protective features like a disable pin, which is a wristband that is attached to the device by a pin which has to be connected to if in order for the stun gun to work.
Q. What stun gun voltage is most effective?
A. Stun guns are marketed by voltage. Consumers believe the higher voltage is the more effective stun guns. However, this is not the case. It’s amperage that makes a stun gun effective. One amp will kill a person. The amperage output of stun guns is much less than that. Most stun guns are range from 2-5 milliamps with the more effective stun guns being at the upper range. So, don’t pay as much attention to the voltage, but to the amperage. In order to be sure that you are selling stun guns in the upper milliamp range buy your stun guns from a trusted wholesaler.
Q. How much do tasers and stun guns cost?
A. As with any other products, the costs will vary depending on what you want to get. The price range will be as wide as the variety of models out there. You can opt for a small one to a larger more powerful one depending on your budget. Of course, you need to keep in mind that as with anything else in life, you get what you pay for and most times if you choose a cheap model, you will not get the high quality you are expecting.
Q. Who can own a taser gun?
A. As mentioned before, these type of devices are legal in 45 states. Normally if you reside in a State where they are not illegal, anyone over 18 years old will be able to own one.
Keep in mind that even if you do live in a State where taser guns are allowed, there might be certain regulations you need to be aware of, like special restrictions in public buildings, not being allowed to carry them in a concealed manner, etc.
Q. Are there different types of Stun guns?
A. Yes, when exploring the market you will be able to find several different types and models of stun guns. Normally the type you choose will be determined by your preference and what you need it for.
Among some of the most common ones you will find:
• Compact or Mini stun guns: Of course this refers to smaller models which are usually easier to carry in your pocket or purse.
• Stun gun Flashlight: Refers to devices that not only look like a regular flashlight but also, additional to the regular use of a stun gun, can be used to provide light as any “traditional” flashlight does. Usually the bright light it produces can be used to blind the attacker temporarily
• Baton stun gun: These are stun guns built with a “long stick” which allows you to shock an attacker and at the same time maintain a safer distance. These can also be used as a weapon like a regular police baton.
• Heavy Duty stun guns: These, of course, as the name implies are usually used by professional security experts like security guards or policemen.
Q. Are there Stun Guns for Women?
A. Yes, there are many models in the market today that are specially designed for women. These special designs don’t only refer to the color (pink stun guns) but also in the ease of concealing them and actually going unnoticed by a possible attacker like the case of a Lipstick Stun Gun.
Other models that are not necessarily for women but offer the same stealth can include the popular: Cell phone stun gun (a stun gun “disguised” as a cell phone) and the Pen stun gun.
Q. Are stun guns heavy?
A. Stun guns as well as tasers come in a variety of models and styles (as mentioned above). This allows for a great variety when it comes to size and weight. Normally a stun gun will not be too heavy to carry and handle.
We do recommend you ask about this for the particular style or model you are interested in purchasing before you make your final decision.
Q. Who created the Taser Gun?
A. NASA researcher Jack Cover, along with many others, developed this type of device. He patented the TASER in 1974 and curiously decided to name it that way after his childhood hero: Tomas Swift therefore the name: Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle.
Q. What is personal defense?
A. Although one might think this is self explanatory and it’s obviously an act of defending yourself, another person or your property, this is often confused with the legal term: Self Defense.
We should always be careful and consider some legal details that need to exist for your actions to be considered self defense. Also, keep in mind that laws vary depending on which State you reside. At Safety Technology we are not legal advisors, but do have 30 years experience selling these products. In a nutshell, here are some principles that must be considered for your actions to be within the definition of “Self Defense”:
• Imminence: You can defend yourself with force (lethal or nonlethal) only against danger that is happening right now!
• Proportional: The degree of danger is considered to determine if your response is proportional. In other words, if a person is threatening you with a rock, it would not be proportional to use a handgun against him.
• Avoidance: Basically means that you should not use force if it can be avoided.
• Reasonableness: It refers to how you evaluate the situation and the possible outcome. In other words, claiming self defense against someone holding a broom would not be considered reasonable.
• Innocence: Of course, a person claiming their right to self defense, can not be the one that initiated the violence.
As you can see, the concept of self defense is not always as easy as black and white, thus the importance of knowing all your options and perhaps protecting yourself with a nonlethal weapon can avoid any legal liabilities in the future.
Q. What are the best non lethal personal defense weapons?
A. Considering the principles of self defense, many of us opt to protect ourselves and our property with non lethal weapons. Of course, even if we decide to use that option, we should always look for the best possibilities.
Non lethal should not be confused with harmless and although we want to avoid dealing with the legal implications or causing death to someone, we still want to protect our property in the best possible way without having to use a gun, shotgun, rifle or knife.
For this reason, we should always consider possibilities that go beyond pepper spray or tear gas (both of which although effective can also end up affecting you under certain circumstances), and for this reason many of us look for more effective and safe alternatives, like stun guns or Tasers.
Depending on your needs and personal preferences, both Stun Guns and Tasers are considered among the best choices when looking for the best personal defense weapons.
Q. Should I consider taking personal defense classes before buying a non lethal weapon?
A. Although there are many choices for everyone when it comes to taking personal defense classes (kids, adults, women, etc.) and we can’t say this is a bad idea, many times we also need to consider that it will be a costly way to go (sometimes $50-$75/ hour) and you will need to spend a lot of time until you reach a level where you can actually defend yourself against someone.
On the other hand, you have the possibility of buying a non lethal personal defense weapon which you can easily learn how to use safely and protect yourself effectively in a fraction of the time and cost.
Either way you decide to go, the importance of personal defense is obvious and not something that should be taken lightly.
Q. Is pepper spray as effective as a stun gun for personal defense?
A. Often we hear people saying one is better than the other. The truth is, whatever you decide to use, or even if you decide to employ both, you need to be aware not only of your own abilities, but also and more importantly the limitations they each have.
As with many things in life, there is no right or wrong answer to this question, you just need to keep in mind details like the fact that using pepper spray indoors might pose a problem for you also since you might be affected by the chemicals used in it. Also the use of a Tazer or stun gun might not be the right choice for you under certain circumstances.
Our advice, ask the experts before you consider each one and base your decision on your own preferences and abilities.
Q. Is it safer to own a gun than a non lethal personal defense weapon?
A. This can be answered only by yourself and honestly assessing your own personality. Assuming you have the training it requires to be able to handle a pistol or gun, and you also know how to maintain it properly, you need to to stop and think about whether you would be able to pull the trigger when the moment comes. Most people hesitate and that hesitation only increases the danger of a bad outcome.
At the same time you should also be aware of the fact that carrying a handgun is not as easy as carrying a non lethal weapon as they are usually more bulky and heavier.
The safety of each one is something you need to evaluate by examining your own circumstance and personality.
Q. How can I make sure that my stun gun or taser won’t be used against me?
A. There’s always the possibility that you might be attacked with your personal defense weapon, especially if you don’t have the proper training to take on an attacker or if you haven’t practiced your abilities with the stun gun. After you get the stun gun or taser you should always practice how to draw it out of your purse quickly and efficiently; if you lose control of the stun gun then it can be used against you, practice makes perfect and you need perfect execution if you want to survive a personal attack. Our advice is to take some personal defense classes and learn how to properly handle, draw and use any self defense weapons you decide to get to protect yourself.
Q. How can I protect myself and ensure my personal safety on the street?
A. The best weapon you have against an attack is awareness; having stun gun or pepper spray in your purse will make you feel safer, but if you are aware of your surroundings and take every precaution possible you can avoid an attack, and this is the best resolution to a dangerous scenario of attack, to avoid it. It’s not always easy or possible to avoid being attacked, mostly because you are not aware it might happen in the first place; here are some tips that could be useful:
• Be aware and stay alert; don’t listen to music or play with your phone while you walk through a dangerous or desolate street.
• Lock your car. It doesn’t matter if it’ll take a minute to do run your errands, lock your car and park in a well light area.
• Check your car before opening the door and climbing in, there might be an attacker laying in wait, usually laying down and hiding in the back seat area.
• Avoid deserted streets late at night, someone could be waiting for an unsuspecting victim to walk by.
• Cut wide corners around buildings, don’t give an attacker the possibility of jumping and cornering you.
• Don’t offer your help to strangers, no matter how kind they might look. Serial killers often use a ruse to lure their victims by asking for help.
• Don’t accept help from strangers, no matter how tired you are or how charming the person offering help could be.
• Keep a wide personal distance when talking to people who aren’t in your private and trusted circle.
• Don’t open your door to anyone asking for help, not even if it’s an old woman claiming her husband had a car accident down the street. Call 911 for her and stay inside, don’t open the door!
• If you feel that someone might be following while you are walking down the street, cross to the other side, go inside a shop or restaurant, hail a cab or the bus. Don’t stop walking, don’t turn back and head for a crowded and busy street. Change your location and environment as soon as you can.
These are just some of the safety measures you can take in order to avoid an attack and having to use your stun gun or pepper spray. Awareness may save your life.