I always feel like I am picking on women and senior citizens when I stress the importance of both groups needing to secure a means of self-defense for themselves. I often single out women and seniors when discussing self-defense products but it is merely because I find both groups, on average, could use a little extra help when it comes to self-defense. That is not to say that a 30 year old male should not have a means of self-defense at his disposal but simply that the average male is more apt to handle themselves in a physical altercation than is a female. With that said, there are plenty of women who could best the average male in a fight and certainly there are many seniors who could best their 30 year old counterparts in a fight. So when I discuss these issues please keep in mind that I am talking about the “average” woman and “average” senior. Also to reiterate I think any and every law abiding citizen should have the right, if not the obligation, to carry some means of self-defense against attack.
There are many choices when it comes to self-defense. All with varying degrees of effectiveness and safety but there are very few that can combine the effectiveness and safety of a stun device. Stun devices can be almost as effective (if not every bit as effective) as a firearm in many cases, and unlike a firearm, a stun gun does not have to, nor will it hardly ever, take the life of another. Stun guns are effective because they administer a current of high voltage electricity; they are safe because this same current is low amperage. Many people incorrectly assume that it is volts which kill when it is really amps that do the killing. So a high voltage shock disrupts the normal neurological processes of the attacker’s brain and makes them stop attacking and play nice but the low amps makes sure that attacker lives to hopefully redeem themselves and think twice about attacking anyone else.
I like the cell phone stun gun because it offers its user conceal-ability and won’t stick out like a sore thumb. A woman carrying a cell phone is as normal as the sun rising every day. A woman carrying a stun gun can raise a few eyebrows and potentially make the woman feel a bit uncomfortable. To prevent accidental discharge, two levels of safety have been built in. The safety switch must be in the on position (this will cause an LED warning light to come on) and the trigger button pressed before the unit will operate.
So if you are a woman, a senior citizen or just somebody who does not feel like being the victim of a brutal attack, please consider a device like the cell phone stun gun.