The quote of the day comes from Rolling Stone magazine:
“When safety is on the line, you want the absolute best product in your hand”
Of course, they aren’t talking about guns. The funny part is that some of their advice can get their readers tossed in jail. One of their quotes:
A stun gun, Angorn explains, is an easy — and legal — way to carry protection without having to carry an actual weapon.
So a Taser isn’t a weapon? This would reinforce the belief of some people that using a Taser on someone isn’t really that big of a deal.
Their “weapons expert” is an idiot. Some states, like Florida define a stun gun thusly:
“Electric weapon or device” means any device which, through the application or use of electrical current, is designed, redesigned, used, or intended to be used for offensive or defensive purposes, the destruction of life, or the infliction of injury.
“Dart-firing stun gun” means any device having one or more darts that are capable of delivering an electrical current.
This becomes a problem when you look at the laws concerning the carrying of electric weapons:
(b) A person who willfully and knowingly possesses any electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, in violation of this subsection commits a felony of the third degree
I am assuming that the readers of Rolling Stone are not any more familiar with the maze of laws concerning the carrying of weapons than are the people who advise and write articles for them.