Taser. How Do You Protect Yourself?

By Ralph Winn

It seems like crime is everywhere lately. Every time you watch the local news, you find out about a new crime in your community – with all of the robberies, assaults, and home invasions going on in the world, it’s easy to feel afraid. These days, even a trip to the grocery store can be a little scary. But you don’t have to live in fear.

How do you protect yourself? You may not be capable of physically holding off an attacker, but maybe the idea of purchasing a handgun seems kind of extreme. A TASER may be the perfect choice for you and your peace of mind.

What is a TASER? How Does it Work?

A TASER is a handheld device that uses electricity to temporarily disable an attacker. Unlike a real gun, TASER is non-lethal and does not need to be reloaded. A TASER shoots electrical charges to stun and disorient an attacker, allowing you time to get away and get help.

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The human body is a complex system of nerves and muscles, which are controlled by the brain. The brain sends messages through your nervous system, allowing you to move around, smell, taste, and so on. A Taser gun sends a high charge of electricity through the body, temporarily over stimulating the nervous system, causing confusion, loss of balance, muscle spasms, and weakness.

Sounds like science fiction, doesn’t it? In fact, the name ‘TASER’ is an acronym for ‘Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.’ The TASER, invented in 1969 by an Arizona man, is named after a popular teenaged inventor from a series of sci-fi novels.

Portable Protection

Maybe you want a large, imposing handgun-style TASER for your home, or a small, lightweight model to take jogging. No matter what size you want, there is a TASER for you.

— Three-inch TASERs: designed for men and women on the go. Discreet and slim, they will fit into a purse or pocket easily, but still pack enough power to bring down an attacker.

— Cell Phone TASERs: look exactly like some of the most popular cell phone models today. These low-key and powerful devices blend in easily, no matter where you are.

— Flashlight TASERs: the perfect companion for a late-night walk. A larger TASER is not just disguised as a flashlight; it really has a working halogen bulb. An attacker would be surprised, however, to receive a blast of electrical current from this innocent-looking device.

— Police-style TASERs: shaped like handguns and look powerful and intimidating. Perfect for keeping in the nightstand or closet for home defense.

It is estimated that about 7,300 law enforcement agencies and military installations worldwide use TASERs to help protect themselves and others. The safer alternative to a handgun will make you feel safe in your surroundings and could possibly save your life.

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