A stun gun is a defensive personal defense weapon that makes direct contact with the attacker. It will disable an opponent using an electric shock but will not cause critical injury. The weapon differs from a taser which shoots at a range of 15 feet to 30 feet. A stun gun possesses prongs attached to it that emit the electrical shock. A stun gun is a highly effective self defense weapon. It works even if your assailant wears thick clothes. Pressing the switch of a stun gun delivers a cracking electrical sound which is good enough to scare any attacker and change its mind attacking you. Each state possesses its own stun gun laws. It’s important to know the laws of your state before you make an attempt to acquire one.