7 Myths About Stun Gun That Will Make Your Hair Stand on End!

It may not be like Sasquatch or the Loch Ness monster, but there are myths related to stun guns. Unfortunately, some of these myths may deter a person from even purchasing one of these devices. Some may cause a person to endanger themselves. So, before you decide he will not purchase one of these products or, if you have, before you head out the door here are some truths to dispel these myths.

#1 Stun Guns Cause Intense Pain, Maybe Even Seizures

This is not correct at all. The intention is not to inflict pain but is to, instead, to stun the neuromuscular system. This causes the muscles to contract quickly, which reduces energy while also interrupting the impulses of the nervous system. In essence, the person loses control of their muscles and becomes disoriented. This will often cause them to fall to the ground, beginning to twitch. There is no denying that it hurts, but it is more like the effects of a person who has been working out excessively than leaving a person writhing in pain.

#2 Stun Guns Kill

This is a rather ridiculous assertion. Unless the person is aged and already has a heart condition, this is not going to cause that kind of permanent injury. It is true that prolonged use of the stun gun against a person can lead to a rather severe injury, but that would have to be for 60 seconds or longer. It still doesn’t kill. The truth is that very few people die from the effects of the stun gun each year, and these are always because the person had a health condition which endangered them in the first place.

#3 Both of You Will Get Shocked

This is one of those made-for-TV myths that arises. People believe that if they shock an individual that they are in physical contact with that the effects of the stun gun will also transfer into their body. Completely ridiculous!

The truth is that there is no possibility of this happening. Understand that this is not exactly an electrical current that is being sent through the person. The prongs are emitting a high-powered pulse that is more akin to a soundwave than electricity. This directly impacts their body, but does not transfer through. Only that which comes in direct contact with the prongs of the stun gun will be affected by it.

However, you should be aware that if you touch yourself with the prongs while activating the stun gun then you are going to feel its effects. Don’t do something this silly.

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