Crime is unpredictable. It can happen to anyone, anywhere and at anytime. I can remember a time when most violent crime was confined to the big city. Walking around with a weapon such as a taser empowers a person.Wouldn't you feel better knowing that you are capable of knocking any would be attacker right on his butt? The best thing about this form of personal protection is that you are not going to have to defend yourself against a murder charge for attempting to protect your life from a criminal.

A person should have something to defend himself with. This does not necessarily need to be deadly force. Tazers, also called tasers or stun guns, run a high voltage charge through an attackers body that will temporarily immobilize, but not kill a person. This will give you, the victim, time to get away and call the police. This non-lethal force is preferrable to lethal force by private citizens and law enforcement alike.

There are many types of commercially available stun guns. They have everything from stun guns that look like cell phones,flashlights, or even one that looks like a lipstick case.

These weapons are easy to use, compact and pack one heck of a wallop. These weapons shoot electricity into a person's body. The electricity causes muscle spasms and can incapacitate the victim within seconds.

Before you decide that you want to buy a taser you will need to check your state and local laws. Some states allow you to have a stun gun in your house, but you cannot carry it around and other states allow you to carry them around.

Tasers can be purchased from gun shops, internet sites, or home security shops and they can cost anywhere from $50 to more than $1,000.