On Tue, 07 Jul 1998 11:20:25 +0200 den Otter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Fact: most attackers are agressive, strong men. Many of the victims
>are not (old people, women, children). Guns are the equalizer.
>Other weapons (like tasers) are either unreliable or require
>close contact (knives, bats etc.) and a very considerable risk of
>injury to the victim, plus they don't work well against groups, so
>they're hardly an option.
Actually, tasers would be an excellent option, except that they are not as intimidating as a gun, and here in the US, at least, they are even more questionable than a gun, if you use it. Tasers are seen as "police" or SWAT weapons, so if you have one, you must be some sort of wacko...:(
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