There are some less lethal weapons for sale that use a shock of electricity to put a person out of action are called stun guns. Taser is the brand name of a manufacturer that is widely popular. In some states, possession, as well as the sale of these small weapons, are allowed by law as long as they are not powerful enough to prove lethal to a human being. Law enforcement officers are authorized to carry and use them within the bounds of their job.
A Taser gun is different from the regular type by the fact that it shoots two metal spikes that are connected to wires. The user can administer the electric shock at a short distance away from the attacker. While the regular one only has two prongs which the user has to stick to the assailant’s body before the electrical charge can pass through. Another type of stun gun uses a liquid medium like water to conduct the electricity to the assailant. This type of stun gun also allows the user to remain a safe distance from the attacker.
There are a lot of types of these weapons available to the public nowadays. Some of them are disguised as everyday objects like a cell phone, a flashlight, or a lipstick. The object of disguising them is to deceive potential attackers into thinking that the victim is helpless and unarmed. All the ‘victim’ has to do is pretend to reach for a ‘harmless object’ like the lipstick, and he or she would have a chance to stun an assailant, thus these are less lethal weapons for sale which you can buy.
Sometimes these guns are coupled with other devices that would form a self-defense kit. The other self-defense objects may be high decibel alarms that could be heard a long way off. There is also a pepper spray that is meant to irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose in the process incapacitating the attacker (supposedly, although there are hardened criminals who can tolerate pepper spray).