Self-defense is about knowing how to protect yourself from danger, not about guns and shooting other people. However, the topic of self-defense and guns often comes up together. Do you need a gun for self-defense? Or do you need another kind of weapon? Many online articles deal with this subject regarding gun ownership, concealed carry permits, and using a gun as your first line of defense against an assailant. But what about those people who don’t want guns but might feel safer with a non-lethal weapon they can use in an emergency? A taser may be the perfect solution.
Self-defense has become an important issue for many people in recent years. Every year there are more than 200 million instances where someone could use self-defense skills to get away from or avoid danger. There are also over 350 million defensive uses of force annually that don’t involve firearms—but rather something else entirely.
What is a Taser and How Does it Work?
A taser is a handheld electro-shock weapon designed to temporarily incapacitate people by delivering high-voltage electrical pulses.
It is most frequently used by law enforcement officers as an alternative to lethal force. Tasers are considered a non-lethal weapon because they are generally not intended to cause permanent or serious injury. However, like all weapons, they can be dangerous and lethal if used inappropriately.