Imagine. You’re walking down a dark street and notice someone shady is following you. You clutch your purse to your chest, reach in desperately searching for what? We live in a violent world and unfortunately violence can touch one’s life without warning and with dire consequences. If you’re not quite ready to tote an AK-47 in that Louie knockoff, wouldn’t it be nice to bring out something a bit more lethal at a critical time than an iPhone?
Women are often the victims of serious crimes. Criminals target women because they are weaker physically, easily intimidated and less likely to put up a fight. Even being able to defend oneself from an assertive spouse, relative or neighbor could someday prove important. When the unlikely happens and you are confronted with bodily harm, knowing self-defense and protection tactics could mean the difference between being raped, assaulted or worst. More and more women are purchasing and using personal Tasers as their method of self-protection.
Tasers are a defense method that is now used by ordinary civilians as much as by law enforcement. Lightweight, easily concealed, inexpensive and providing a powerful defense shield, Tasers can drop a perpetrator in their tracks.
Tasers send a pulse with about 50,000 volts and a few amps. On its standard setting, the pulse cycles for five seconds before shutting off. (The pulse continues for as long as you continue to hold the trigger). The five-second shock sends intense signals through the victim’s nervous system, causing considerable pain and triggering a contraction in all the body’s muscles. Temporary paralysis can set in, and most victims fall to the ground.
Tasers are a good defense weapon for women because a perpetrator does not have to get close to feel its effects as they do with some other non-lethal methods of protection. With pepper spray, a knife or even a stun gun, the perpetrator must be in close proximity to do any damage. For women, that is not a good situation to be in. Once a person who means you harm gets close, there may be a life or death struggle that a distance effective Taser could have helped you avoid.
A Taser can shoot someone from 20 feet away so there is no need for bodily contact with an aggressor. Tasers are available in a variety of styles and even colors. A good Taser costs around $30, which is a small price to pay for safety and peace of mind.
Taser shocks can cause breathing problems, skin irritation, small puncture wounds, minor burns, and soreness from those violent muscle contractions so they are definitely nothing for the kiddies to play around with. But as a method of personal protection, Tasers are a good choice.
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