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Pepper Spray and Stun Guns
Guide to Mace and pepper spray; Tasers and stun guns

Pepper spray and stun guns are a good option for preppers who
are not comfortable with firearms or who live in gun law
restrictive states. They are also not mutually exclusive. It's good
to have a variety of self-defense options available.
Keep in mind that pepper spray or stun guns, while less-lethal
than firearms, significant injuries and fatalities can result from
their use.

Guide to Pepper Spray and Stun Guns
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This guide to pepper spray and stun guns will give you a better
understanding of the differences of Mace, pepper spray, Tasers
and stun guns so you can select the right option for you...

What's the difference? Stun guns, Tasers, pepper spray or
Mace?
While they accomplish pretty much the same thing, the difference
between a stun gun (Taser) and pepper spray (Mace) is pretty
simple:

  • Taser, a brand of stun gun, diffuses an attacker with a
    debilitating electrical charge.  The electrical charge causes
    temporary loss of muscle control and muscle spasms. It's
    enough to get a belligerent individual on the ground so you
    can take your next course of action.

  • Mace, a brand of pepper spray, is a defense mechanism that
    relies on a very painful blast of chemicals (such as tear gas)
    to the eyes and nose of an attacker. The aerosolized irritants
    in Mace or pepper spray temporarily blind and incapacitate,
    but it doesn't happen immediately.

Stun gun.
Stun guns deliver a high-voltage of electricity at close range.
They were created for law enforcement to subdue belligerent and
aggressive people. The price range of stun guns vary, which has
much to do with their effective amp range. Rest assured that your
would-be attacker gets a debilitating amp of electricity and you
won't feel anything. In case you're wondering, you won't get hurt
by touching your attacker and you won't be electrocuted either by
standing in water. Stun guns are made with low amps: you are
not electrocuting him or her.

A stun gun can help you in two ways:
  1. Direct contact defense: For a stun gun to be most effective,
    you'll need to touch your attacker with the stun gun prongs
    for as many seconds as you can muster. The longer you can
    manage to touch him or her, the more you will hurt your
    opponent. From a tactical perspective, you may store stun
    guns in a small place where you might hide as a defense
    strategy.
  2. Intimidation: You may not ever need to use your stun gun.
    If your aim is to intimidate, then choose a stun gun. You can
    bet that the crackling sound of the stun gun will keep most
    people at bay!

There are many brands of stun guns, and Taser is one of them!

  • Sabre makes both stuns guns and prepper spray.

Are stun guns legal?
Most states do not have a stun-gun law, and some states with
strict gun laws have nothing on the books about stun guns. For
example, as of this writing, stun guns are legal in California,
though this does surprise many Californians who think it is illegal.
Restrictions do apply in California.

Laws change. Check with local ordinances before you buy a stun
gun as there may be restrictions in your state. Also, restrictions
may apply if the stun gun is lethal. For example, in California,
while it is currently legal for citizens to own and operate a stun
gun, when it comes to the lethal variety it is not.

  • States that have been known to have stun gun
    regulations, include: District of Columbia, Connecticut,
    Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New
    York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

  • Cities that have been known to have stun gun regulations
    include: Annapolis and Baltimore in Maryland; Chicago,
    Illinois, and Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

  • Counties that have been known to have stun gun
    regulations include: Crawford Count, Iowa, Howard County,
    Maryland.

Taser.
Aside from the fact that Taser is a brand name of stun guns,
there is an important tactical difference between a stun gun and
a Taser, namely the effective range! That's an important
distinction. Unlike stun guns, Tasers will provide you with a safe
distance from your attacker: around 7-10 feet. In other words,
you don't need to provide direct contact. Pictured front and center
at the top of the page, The Taser C2 provides the same
technology as law enforcement models and offers incredible take
down power and unparalleled protection in the palm of your hand.
The training manual includes complete instructions on activation,
safety release, how and where to aim, and firing your ECD. Put
the police-tested and trusted TASER technology in your hands
with a Taser C2 if available in your state, city or county.

Here's how to use a Taser:



















Pepper spray.
Pepper spray delivers a debilitating dose of oleoresin capsicum,
which is the naturally occurring chemical of chili peppers.

A gas that causes tears, temporary blindness and breathing
problems, along with panic and pain. The gas is capsaicin, derived
from the fruit of plants in the same family as chili, hence the
name. Pepper spray has in rare cases caused death. Some states
may allow sale only through licensed firearms dealers as a
criminal background check may be necessary, where those who
have been convicted of a felony and minors would not be eligible
to purchase. In other states, pepper spray regulations include the
concentration of active ingredient, which may be no more than
10%.

Mace.
It's important to note that Mace, a brand name, is the strongest
form of pepper spray used by law enforcement personnel with a
highly effective stream pattern and range. Pictured right in pink,
MACE can have the shape of a gun, or fit on a keychain. With
regards to effectiveness, the damaging effects of Mace can last
30 minutes or upwards of 2 hours. Smith & Wesson is the original
manufacturer of Mace!

Is pepper spray legal?
As of this writing, Pepper spray is considered legal in all 50
states; however, in many states it may not contain tear gas. If
pepper spray should ever become illegal in your locale, then you
should have no problem obtaining bear spray or wasp spray,
which each have a more powerful range. Ordinarily, you wouldn't
carry these items in your person, but they are good alternate
items to own. In an SHTF survival situation, law becomes invalid:
it's do or die. If that doesn't bode well with you, try Halt Dog
Repellent.





























Above, SABRE Red Pepper Spray is police strength, and compact.
It fits on a keychain.

Recommendation: Pepper spray key ring.
The Sabre Red Spray is eight to 86 percent hotter than other
pepper sprays on the market.
Made in the USA, this compact
pepper spray has earned the trust of the New York Police
Department, U.S. Marshalls, and thousands of police departments
worldwide. With up to 25 shots, you can protect yourself against
multiple threats with Sabre Red. The 0.54-ounce canister offers a
range of ten feet to provide protection at a safe distance and its
ballistic stream delivery reduces the chance of wind blow-back.

Can't get pepper spray in your state?
You may be able to get dog repellent or bear spray, both are
intended for other use, but in uncertain times, you may like to
have some handy. HALT dog repellent, right, produces a stream of
up to 12 feet. Another option is wasp and hornet spray.

Pharmacist sprays robber with prepper spray intended for
Grizzly bears!





















Happy endings...
There are different levels of self-reliance: some are comfortable
with handguns, while others are ready only for pepper spray or a
stun gun, and still others have an array of weapons for
protection. You'll feel more secure knowing you have a non-lethal
option for self defense in getting to your car.

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