Pepper spray versus a stun gun

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Above  a pharmacist sprays robber with prepper spray intended for Grizzly
bears!

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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.

It's important to keep in mind that pepper spray and stun guns,
while less-lethal than firearms, have the potential for significant
injuries and fatalities from their use.

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Above, SABRE 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.

Above a pharmacist sprays robber with prepper spray intended for
Grizzly bears!
Above Rick Guilbault provides a Taser citizen training using  the X26C.

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.

Below are the pepper spray laws by state:
Pepper Spray and Stun Guns
Guide to Mace and pepper spray; Tasers and stun guns

Guide to Mace, pepper spray, Tasers and stun guns.
Pepper spray versus a stun gun: have you ever wondered which is
best? What's the difference between a Taser and a stun gun, or a
Mace and pepper spray?

Below is a guide to Mace and pepper sprays, as well as Tasers
and stun guns to help you figure it all out, including benefits and
laws that will help guide you in your decision....

Guide to Pepper Spray and Stun Guns
There's some confusion with new preppers about what is the
difference between Mace and Tasers, as well as pepper sprays
and stun guns. Gain some clarity for your decision about which
self defense tool is best for you in this guide to mace and pepper
spray, Tasers and stun guns.

What's the difference between Mace and Tasers?
If you've ever wondered the difference, have a look.

Here is an overview of differences between Mace and Tasers:

  • Tasers are a brand name of stun guns that emits a
    debilitating power stream that has neuromuscular
    incapacitation which will immobilize an attacker. Tasers will
    work anywhere on the body. As long as current is flowing
    through muscles, the attacker will lose control of said
    muscles. In the case of Tasers, you'll have 15-foot shooting
    distance, ideal for most defensive situations. Tasers also
    have a built-in laser to help you act decisively on your target.
    They are more expensive than Mace. The Taser Pulse gun,
    pictured immediate, is around $449.

  • Mace is a brand name of pepper spray which causes
    respiratory distress and coughing, impaired vision and an
    intense burning sensation to the skin. The delivery system of
    Mace contains 7 bursts and shoots in a power stream pattern
    for long-range protection up to 20 feet. The UV dye leaves a
    long-lasting residue to support investigation and
    identification. Mace is much more affordable than a stun gun
    at around $69 or less.

Can Tasers and Mace guns kill?
While they're considered non-lethal defense weapons, pepper
spray and stun guns have the potential to kill under some
circumstances. Cardiac arrest is  possible from a stun gun which
shoots barbed darts into a person's skin or clothing.

  • Tasers can stop a person's heart and kill, though even many
    law enforcement professionals may be unaware of this
    possibility. In cases where people have died, the victim loses
    consciousness from the shock of the Taser (also known as a
    stun gun) and in those who've barely survived there's been
    memory loss. The important thing to remember is that use of
    Tasers / stun guns could lead to cardiac arrest or death.

  • Mace can kill. Mace, also known as pepper spray, is a
    lachrymatory agent, which stimulates production of tears
    when targeted to the eyes. The inflammatory agent,
    capsaicin, is derived from chili peppers. Even though it's a
    natural product, it's considered a chemical weapon. Pepper
    spray causes respiratory distress and coughing, impaired
    vision and an intense burning sensation to the skin while UV
    dye leaves a long-lasting residue to support investigation
    and identification. In rare cases, Mace may cause cyanosis,
    which is a lack of blood flow and oxygen that causes a is a
    bluish discoloration of skin.

Bear in mind that 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.

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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!

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.

What is the difference between a Taser and stun gun?
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:
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