Owning a stun gun simply means that you have to know the ways on how to use it properly and responsibly. It is true and it has been proven that this particular device is really effective when talking about self defense but when you do not know how to use the device correctly; you might get yourself hurt or worst, other innocent people. Although this device is not lethal, there are still some instances wherein it causes some problems and this is why you should not place it anywhere. If you are not going to use the device, never put the device in a place where other people can easily see or access it they may use it irresponsibly. When you have kids on the other hand, they may think that it’s just a toy and then play with it. In these cases, someone may get hurt and because you own the device, you can somehow be blamed. Thus, it is best to keep it in an appropriate place for everyone’s safety.
Another thing that you should take note of when using the device is how to properly hold it and use it against the attacker. This is very important because if you do this, you might fail to save yourself in times when you really need to. Use both of you hands in to hold the device so that the attacker won’t be able to easily get it from you and then use it against you instead. If you want the attacker to stay down, do not aim for his legs or arms. It is best that you aim at the body parts where the device can be very effective like the upper shoulders, hips and just below the ribs. If you would be able to hit the attacker on any of these parts, you can surely take him down. You will have enough time to run and ask for help.
When using the device, it is also important that you should not loose focus because in case of an attack, your life is at stake. You have to grab every chance that can get to take the attacker down and escape. Be confident in using the stun gun because this is only when you can use it properly. Better yet, every once in a while, you can practice in how you are going to react in case of an attack and how to determine the perfect time to stun the attacker with the device. In this way, you can somehow prepare yourself on what can possibly happen.
In addition, you should also be aware on the particular places where you are not allowed to use or even carry a stun gun and some other restrictions. If you would be able to take note of all these things, then you can certainly use the device properly and responsibly. Eventually, you will not encounter major problems in using the device and you would be able to get yourself out of danger when necessary.