YES. Self defense training can increase your options and help you prepare responses to slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack. Like any tool, the more you know about it, the more informed you are to make a decision and to use it.
Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. Glamazon self defense courses provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.
A stun gun is a popular electric shock device used to immobilize an attacker without causing serious or permanent injury. They can be used as a deterrent to temporarily disable an attacker and provide you with a window of opportunity to escape to safety. Using a stun gun requires you to be within arms length of the attacker. You must touch the person with the stun gun to shock them.
Stun Gun Effects
A stun gun keys into the nervous system dumping energy into the muscles. This causes a loss of balance leaving the assailant disoriented and confused. Stun guns require direct contact. The longer you touch the attacker with the prongs of a stun gun, the longer the effects will last. The shock will not pass from person to person.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.
Pepper spray restrictions: Due to state laws, we cannot ship this item to addresses in the states of NY, MA, WI, HI.
Many states have laws banning the possession or sale of stun guns. Glamazon in Defense will not ship stun guns where prohibited by law.
It is illegal to own or possess a stun gun in the following states:
- District of Columbia
- Illinois – Legal with restrictions. Excluding the city of Chicago, if you have a valid FOID permit, you may possess a stun gun.
- Michigan – Stun guns are prohibited. Only devices that contain an identification system that can be tracked.
Currently, TASERs are the only devices legal as long as you have a valid FOID permit.
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
It is illegal to own or possess a stun gun in the following cities:
- Baltimore, MD
- Chicago, IL
- Philadelphia, PA
It is illegal to own or possess a stun gun in the following counties:
- Baltimore County MD
- Crawford County, IA