Tag Archives: Stun Guns
[listly id="4WA" layout="full"]
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!!!!
News this week is talking about a mother who cut in line at a local McDonald's and ending up getting tased. The woman drove all the way up to the pickup window and wanted to place her order, pay and pickup rather than wait in line. The staff refused to wait on her.Published: 01:54 AM, Sat Feb 04, 2012
Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies use Taser on woman blocking McDonald's drive-throughStaff writer
Deputies used a Taser on a woman who wouldn't surrender to them after she cut into a McDonald's drive-through line and then refused to move her car without being served, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.Evangeline Marrero Lucca, 37, of the 100 block of Snow Hill Church Road, pulled up to the window of the McDonald's on Legion Road, near Black and Decker Road, on Friday afternoon and held up the line for about 20 minutes before deputies arrived, said Debbie Tanna, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.Staff at the restaurant reported that Lucca drove her Ford Taurus to the pickup window, bypassing the order screen and payment window, and tried to order her food there, she said."She did not want to wait in line," Tanna said. "They told her she had to go around and wait like everybody else did and place her order that way, that they weren't set up at that window to take her order or take her money. ... She wasn't having any of that."
The woman refused to move her vehicle and became confrontational with the employees, she said.
"When we arrived, she really got mad," Tanna said.
Attempts to reach Lucca for comment were unsuccessful Friday.
Customer Anthony Rich said he pulled into the parking lot to order lunch and found a long line of cars at the drive-through. He said he got in line and waited, eventually getting up to the first window, where he commented about the long line.
An employee told him the woman was refusing to move, Rich said.
The employee told him the woman frequently comes to the restaurant and cuts in line, and that, "We're not having it anymore, so we called the cops," Rich said.
Lisa Powell, who owns the franchise for that McDonald's location, said in a prepared statement that employees called deputies "after lengthy conversation with the customer" about why her actions were unsafe.
Rich said deputies soon arrived at the scene and ordered Lucca to get out of the car, but she refused. The deputies continued their orders for about 20 minutes, until they finally removed a young girl, he said.
"Two or three officers entered the car with her and started trying to forcibly drag her out of the car, and that's when you could hear the clicking sound of the Taser one time," Rich said. "They pulled on her a couple of times, and then they Tased (stunned) her again, and when they Tased (stunned) her the second time, she just flopped out of the car like a fish."
Lucca was charged with second-degree trespassing. Social workers took custody of her 3-year-old child who was in the car, Tanna said.
Tanna said deputies are not allowed to use Tasers on a person who simply refuses to comply with orders without danger involved, but in this case Lucca was engaging in "threatening behavior."
"Our top priority was making sure people weren't hurt because we didn't know if she was going to drive the car off and run over somebody," Tanna said. "Then there was the baby in the car we were concerned about."
The deputies performed a "drive stun" on Lucca, a technique that does not involve firing probes into the target's skin, she said.
A drive stun involves removing the Taser cartridge and touching the weapon directly on the skin to create a "pain compliance effect," according to the Fayetteville Police Department's use of force policy. A drive stun is applied to pressure points on the surface of the skin and allows officers to restrain a suspect without full incapacitation.
Staff writer Gregory Phillips contributed to this report.Staff writer James Halpin can be contacted at email@example.com or 486-3509.What in the world was that woman teaching her child and why would she not move out of the way?? Some people believe that rules don't apply to them at all. Do it enough and you will eventually pay the consequences just as Miss Lucca found out. Visit Website