On any given day, I carry at least two different weapons on me: one lethal and one non-lethal. Not every situation will call for a bullet but I like to be prepared just in case it does.
I have my firearm with me at all times (unless I am at a facility that does not allow them) because it is the only lethal weapon I have at the moment. While I do own knives, they are not my weapon of choice because using one would probably be a bit messy and gruesome. I don’t want to have to jab a sharp object through another person’s body unless I absolutely have to.
Along with my firearm I will usually also carry either pepper spray, a stun gun or a Taser.
A Taser is beneficial for those who own guns as well as those who don’t. As a matter of fact, if you don’t own a gun then a Taser would be your next best weapon. Unless, of course, you’re fond of knives!
What makes a Taser such a great self-defense weapon is the fact that you can use it from up to 15 ft away. This means that you don’t have to be within arms reach of your assailant. Once you’ve immobilized him, you are now able to get away to safety!
Tasers are much more expensive than stun guns and requires a replacement cartridge once it has been used, but it gives you the muscle that you need to take down someone who is intent on causing you harm.
Once the cartridge has been spent, the Taser can also be used just like a stun gun so that you’re always protected.
If you are opposed to firearms, then I would implore you to purchase a Taser. Just as it would be unwise to jump out of a plane without a parachute, it is equally unwise to go through life without means of self-protection.