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Why You Cannot Under Estimate The Power Of The Stun Gun

By: Medifast
Many people write me and ask if a stun gun device will disable an attacker long enough for me to escape to safety. Many stun gun manufactures make bold claims about their products and make them all seem like their products work the best under all conditions.

Well the answer to "Are Stun Guns" really effective is a resounding YES! Statistics now prove that the number of people who have died in the United States alone after being shocked by police stun guns is growing rapidly. Amnesty International has reported that 156 deaths have occurred in the past five years. So be rest assured, use your stun gun and you will have plenty of time to get away and we safe and sound. In fact, the Taser brand stun guns have saved more than 9,000 lives because police officers have been able to use stun guns instead of bullets. The ones who did die were mostly high on drugs, mentally ill or otherwise agitated.

Many deaths in the past year occurred after victims were hit by Tasers at least three times and, in some cases, for prolonged periods.

A stun gun is an electrical self-defense device that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs on the stun gun quickly immobilizes the attacker.

The stun gun is designed to key into the nervous system. It dumps its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not efficiently. This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid all in just seconds. The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. At the same time, the tiny neurological impulses that travel throughout the body to direct muscle movement are interrupted. This causes disorientation and loss of balance and leaves the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. Still, there is no significant effect on the heart and other organs.

As a general rule, a one-half second contact can repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. One to two seconds can cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state. Over three seconds can cause loss of balance and muscle control, mental confusion and disorientation. Realize that 3 seconds is quite a long time when in a physical struggle. Every person is different and will react differently to the effects of a stun gun. What may put one person down in 3 seconds could take 5 seconds on another person.

The electrical shock that emits from the unit will not pass from the person being stunned to the person doing the stunning. The effect is localized only in the affected area and does not pass through the body. Even if you or the attacker is wet or standing in water, you will not get shocked.

Stun Guns and Tasers are will definitely give you the upper hand in defending yourself against real or would be attackers. Now you may even get a chance to kill someone with it and claim it was in self defense. Not bad when you consider you are in control and can protect you and your family from harm.
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