What Is A Stun Gun And Taser Gun And Where’s Best To Buy Them?
A Stun Gun is a non-lethal weapon that discharges a high voltage low-amperage shock, which will immobilize an attacker for several minutes without doing any lasting 38 special ammo harm. Stun guns are considered reasonable force to resist attacks, are legal in most states, and can be carried concealed or unconcealed, without a license. A stun gun does not shoot anything. Instead it looks similar to a portable phone, with two prongs protruding at one end. When you push the pronged end against an attacker and pull the trigger, an electrical charge passes into his body. A stun gun acts on the muscular and neural systems, rather than relying on pain. The discharge over stimulates the attacker’s muscles causing them to work extremely hard and fast, but inefficiently, resulting in loss of balance and control. The stimulation of the muscles depletes the attacker’s blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid. Without blood sugar, the muscles have no energy to function, rendering the attacker immobile. This biological domino effect occurs within seconds of being stunned, and the attacker enters a mental stupor.
Stun guns are designed to key into the nervous system. It dumps its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not efficiently. This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid all in just seconds. The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. At the same time, the tiny neurological impulses that travel throughout the body to direct muscle movement are interrupted. This causes disorientation and loss of balance and leaves the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. Still, there is no significant effect on the heart and other organs.
Another very popular type of harmless gun is the Taser Gun. A Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles. Its manufacturer, Taser International, calls the effects “neuromuscular incapacitation” and the device’s mechanism “Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) technology”. Someone struck by a Taser experiences stimulation of his or her sensory nerves and motor nerves, resulting in strong involuntary muscle contractions. Some Taser guns have a built in shooter identification system. When a police officer fires the Taser electrodes, the gun releases dozens of confetti sized identification tags. These tags tell investigators which gun was fired, at what location. Some Taser guns also have a computer system that records the time and of every shot.