By Danny Moloshok, AP
A measure working its way through the Michigan Legislature would make the state the nation’s 45th to allow residents to carry stun guns as a means of self-defense. Wisconsin became the 44th on Nov. 1.
Stun guns, which shoot prongs carrying an electrical charge to temporarily incapacitate the person they strike, have been blamed in lawsuits for some deaths, but proponents insist they are far less dangerous than handguns.
“You could use it when you could use a gun, and you must have all the training that goes into a concealed pistol license,” said state Sen. Rick Jones, a Republican from west Michigan, who introduced the legislation. “I think it’s just common sense that someone would rather use electricity than a gun when they can.”
If only kids had been allowed to carry tasers at Penn State & Syracuse.