About Stun Gun Laws
Anne Arundel County Lifts Ban On Tasers & Stun Guns For Residents
Anne Arundel County becomes the first in central Maryland to allow residents to carry stun guns and Tasers.
One county in Maryland lifts TASER & stun gun ban...
See on baltimore.cbslocal.com
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Back away from stun gun for teachers bill
Here's a stunner – or maybe not. Three N.C. lawmakers filed a bill last week to allow school personnel to carry and use stun guns – including Tasers – at school.
Would you feel more comfortable if teachers had stun guns or TASER's??
See on www.charlotteobserver.com
There are always new products and ideas being launched. I carry the cell phone stun gun, I'd seen the pepper spray cell phone case but now it seems there is an IPhone Stun Gun Case. An Article in PC World gives the details of the YellowJacket.
Seems funding is being sought for this product and an introductory price of $85 is being offered. The premise behind this is that self defense tools need to be where you need them most.
Take a look at this Full Article and tell me what you think!!!
Confusion arises between the difference of a TASER® and a stun gun. They are two different things and should be treated as such.
TASER® is a trademarked name for TASER® International as well as a brand name. TASER®'s are products used by many Law enforcement agencies and civilians alike. TASER®'s cause electrical muscular disruption (EMD) which results in involuntary muscle control causing a person to drop to the ground.
The TASER® has two electrodes which propel from the gun through the use of compressed nitrogen. These dart like electrodes are still attached to the main unit and may not be reused. A new cartridge must be used each time. If the TASER® does not hit the target it can be used as a stun gun.
A stun gun must be touching the other person to be effective. The probes produce an electrical current which can go through the clothes. The electrical current will cause the muscles to work very fast and depletes them of blood sugars. This current will also interrupt the tiny neurological impulses that control muscle movement. This will result in disorientation and a loss of balance. Leaving someone an opportunity to get away from a dangerous situation.
The TASER@ can also be used as a stun gun. So, this is how a TASER® can be a stun gun but a stun gun can't be a TASER®.
People are always curious about stun guns and what the shock feels like. I've had people come up to me at shows and ask me to stun them. I don't think it would be a very good idea for me to do that...and these are supposed to be used for self defense only. Well, we know that curiosity gets the best of many people and here is one man's account of his experience with a stun gun. This was taken from a forum post on BC4x4.com by user fishead.
Funny Taser story
Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol and Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 22nd anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife, Toni. What I came across was a 100,000 volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were suppose to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety . WAY TOO COOL!
Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two triple-A batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get a blue arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. Awesome!!! Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Toni what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave.
Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries...... Right?
There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh and blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong?
So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.
All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long, less than ¾ inch in circumference; pretty cute really (and loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries) thinking to myself , "no possible way!"
What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best.....
I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as if to say "don't do it master," reasoning that a one-second burst from such a tiny little old thing couldn't hurt all that bad.....I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for the heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and HOLY MOTHER, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!
I'm pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs. The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, "do it again, do it again!"
Note: if you ever feel compelled to "mug" yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself. You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three-second burst would be considered conservative.
SON-OF-A-*&^%$.....that hurt like hell!!! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they get there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I'm still looking for my testicles. I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return.
Still in shock,
It's not recommended that you try this at home - but from all the videos on youtube it's obvious this happens quite often. If possible - try to learn from the mistakes of others. Stun Guns do hurt!!!!
A senate bill has passed that will soon make the use of a Taser Legal in Michigan. Residents have been unable to use the weapons for quite some time and a recent bill changed all this.
SUMMARY OF SENATE BILLS 29, 30, & 93 AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
The bills would amend various acts to:
o Expand the use and possession of an electro-muscular disruption device (EMD) to include a holder of a concealed pistol license (CPL).
o Subject possession and use of an EMD to the same requirements and prohibitions as for a concealed pistol.
o Include a reserve peace officer among the peace officers authorized to carry and use an EMD.
o Place new criminal penalties for the unlawful use of an EMD by a person authorized to possess and use an EMD in the sentencing guidelines.
In general, the sale or possession of stun guns and their ilk is strictly prohibited. A narrow exception is made for a device using electro-muscular disruption technology (EMD) and that delivers the shock through probes attached to wires. The devices also dispel “tags,” which are confetti-type objects that contain identification and tracking
information traceable to the purchaser.
The bills would all take effect 90 days after enactment.
Senate Bill 29 would amend the Michigan Penal Code (MCL 750.224a). The bill would do the following:
o Allow the possession and reasonable use of an EMD by an individual with a valid concealed pistol license and who has been trained as specified in the bill regarding the use, effects, and risks of the device.
o Require an authorized dealer or seller of an EMD to a CPL holder to verify the person’s identity and possession of a valid CPL. The dealer or seller must also provide, at the time of sale, training on the use, effects, and risks of the device. A violation of these provisions would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of not more than $500.
o Make using an EMD against another person, except under circumstances that would justify the individual’s lawful use of physical force, a high court misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years and/or a fine of not more than $2,000. This penalty would apply to all persons authorized to possess and use an EMD, including peace officers.
o Include a reserve police officer, as defined in PA 372 of 1927, in the definition of “peace officer,” thus authorizing these individuals to possess and use EMDs in the performance of their duties. In addition, to be a lawful EMD for purposes of the act, the device must contain an identification and tracking system that dispenses coded material traceable to the purchaser through records kept by the manufacturer, and the manufacturer must have a policy of providing that information to a police agency upon written request by that agency.
brand products are the only ones now that have identification and a tracking system as required by law.