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A Discussion Regarding Self Defense For Seniors Should Include Stun Guns

February 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 148

The senior citizen population is one that is growing with each new day as the last of the baby boomers hit retirement age. What this often means for these newly retired baby boomers is more free time spent outdoors, alone and relatively unprotected. What this means for the scumbag criminal purse snatchers of the world is more targets to rob of their jewelry, money and in some unfortunate cases, life. However, there is a humane, legal, effective and safe way for these senior citizens to protect themselves and that is with a stun gun.

The word stun gun immediately brings to many people's mind an illegal torturous device of an almost medieval quality meant to punish, maim and destroy anything in its path when the truth is quite the opposite. Stun devices were built as a non-lethal alternative to firearms, one that was meant to effectively stop an attacker without robbing that attacker's parents of their child or children of their father. Stun guns were built on the principal of live and let live and that is why I feel they deserve our praise and not our disdain. They are also quite safe and that is why I feel they can make a wonderful tool of self defense for anyone but especially some senior citizens.

The fact of the matter is that senior citizens are at a higher risk of being attacked then their younger counterparts and the reason for that is quite simple. Criminals with intent to rob someone are going to rob those that they feel will offer them the least resistance. If you could put yourself in the shoes of such a criminal for just a moment I would ask you just one question and that is this, 'all things being equal, would you be more likely to try and physically take something from a 70 year old or a 35 year old?' Obviously it would depend on some things but on average the 70 year old is much more likely to appeal to a criminal than is a 35 year old. The simple fact of the matter is that age does eventually slow us down a bit and in the process makes us less capable of fending off a physical assault. So why not give these seniors a way to legally and effectively defend themselves against these criminals? That is exactly what stun guns do; level the playing field against these bad people. There are of course exceptions and stun guns, like any other self-defense device, are not suitable for everybody. Here is the rule of thumb I use for recommending stun devices to seniors, if you can legally operate an automobile you should by all means be capable of operating a stun device. A half ton of steel cruising at 65 miles per hour is certainly a bigger responsibility and far more dangerous than any stun device ever made.

In most states it is legal to purchase stun guns online and in some others, like Illinois for example, it is legal as long as the purchaser has a valid FOID card.

Stay Safe, Carl Vouer

To see more items of self defense for seniors or to see where to buy stun guns please visit us online at Puzek Security Systems.

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