Do you have a stun gun in your home as the Bakers did

Discussion in 'Zahra Clare Baker' started by myzzy, Dec 6, 2010.

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Do you have a stun gun

  1. I have a stun gun in my home

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  2. I do not have a stun gun in my home

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  3. I know someone personally who has a stun gun in their home

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  4. I do not have one or know anyone who has one but im going to get one

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  5. I do not have one and I do not know anyone who does

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  6. I do not have one nor do I believe I know anyone who does.

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  1. myzzy

    myzzy Just me!

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    Just curious who owns a stun gun since one was found in the bakers home. Im thinking they are not too common in peoples homes but someone on the other thread stated she had one along with her mother, so may be more common then i would have assumed.
     
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  3. Mountain_Kat

    Mountain_Kat Heca, firimar!

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    No stun guns here...but I bet I could "stun" an intruder real good with my shotgun. ;)
     
  4. Wise Old Owl

    Wise Old Owl Retired WS Staff & Founding member of AFKBPOFPOPL

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    I've had one since before they were "main stream". I don't believe in guns - only because I had a horrible "event" in my early years as a babysitter. Watching an 18 mo old, 5 yr old and 7 yr old. 5 yr old got a hold of one of daddy's gun and literally held us all hostage for a couple of hours. Needless to say, it traumatized me so much I won't have a gun gun in my house. Through the years someone told me (and gave me) a taser for protection.

    I also have a Red Ryder Daisy BB gun rifle and we have a grand ole time shooting cans out back.

    But as for real guns - nope, not in my house.
     
  5. Mountain_Kat

    Mountain_Kat Heca, firimar!

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    I hear ya, Owl. It's a must where I live, though. I do not want to have to get close enough to a bear or rabid raccoon to stun gun them. :)
     
  6. pswmommy

    pswmommy Go Leafs!

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  7. Kamille

    Kamille Shine bright like a diamond

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    Also as a Canadian, I have a baseball bat only...and I'm not even sure I'm supposed to have that. :floorlaugh:
     
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    NcMomma New Member

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    No stun gun, but a few real guns (I have a house full of hunters). They are all locked in a gun cabinet except one. And it has a trigger lock and is kept out of kids sight and reach.
     
  9. ella971

    ella971 New Member

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    Stun guns can be bought at flea markets in n.c.
     
  10. Charlie09

    Charlie09 Former Member

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    my 13 year old niece texted me last week and asked if I knew where to buy a stun gun. (yes, I let my brother know about that particular request).

    I would never think of having a stun gun around.
     
  11. dar107

    dar107 Active Member

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    :floorlaugh: Canadian here also. Definatly no guns of any kind in the house. I have a question though, Is it legal to have a stun gun in the state of NC ?
     
  12. Clue Hopper

    Clue Hopper New Member

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    No stun gun here. I do have a shot gun, pepper spray, bb gun and a few paint ball guns.

    I used to have a .357 back in the day.
     
  13. salvarenga

    salvarenga New Member

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    North Carolina - Legal

    Unlawful to carry stun gun in a concealed manner punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor (14-269)
    § 14-269.2. Weapons on campus or other educational property.
    (c) It shall be a Class I felony for any person to cause, encourage, or aid a minor who is less than 18 years old to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any gun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm of any kind on educational property. However, this subsection does not apply to a BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, or air pistol.
    (d) It shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, air pistol, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slungshot, leaded cane, switchblade knife, blackjack, metallic knuckles, razors and razor blades (except solely for personal shaving), firework, or any sharp-pointed or edged instrument except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance, on educational property.
    (e) It shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to cause, encourage, or aid a minor who is less than 18 years old to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, air pistol, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slungshot, leaded cane, switchblade knife, blackjack, metallic knuckles, razors and razor blades (except solely for personal shaving), firework, or any sharp-pointed or edged instrument except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance, on educational property.

    Stun guns allowed to be carried openly by felons (14-415.1)

    http://www.beststungun.com/stun-gun-laws.html
     
  14. Mountain_Kat

    Mountain_Kat Heca, firimar!

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    It is legal to own a stun gun in the state of NC, but you can not carry them concealed.

    http://www.beststungun.com/stun-gun-laws.html
     
  15. Sly Scorpio

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    As I posted in the other thread, I have one! I just got an upgraded leopard print one for my birthday. :) We have guns too, but I'm not quite comfortable with them since DH has not taken me to the shooting range yet! So, I rely on my handy dandy stunner.
     
  16. wenwe4

    wenwe4 Active Member

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    OK, so I will spill my beans about my stun gun. My Mother became quite paranoid after her husband passed away and wanted something for protection in her home. She contacted a police officer friend who helped her order 2 stun guns (circa 1988) when they were only available to LE. Mom came to visit on the airplane, bringing the stunguns along in tow in her luggage. This was before the whole airport security started in full swing, so I guess bringing a weapon onboard an airplane was not that big of a deal back then. As I am picking my Mother up from the airport, to my horror she hears the high pitch sound of the charged up stun gun that only needs a button to push to begin sending electrifying and painful wattage arching across two electrodes. Of course, there are two stun guns in her bag and at least one of them is "armed" and ready to go off. We stopped a security officer (now affectionately known as TSA) and explained our dilemma. He opened the bag, found the stun gun that had been switched to the "On" position and was able to turn it off for us. No harm, no foul. We left the airport, putting the stun guns in our purses in the off position.

    I have taken it on long car trips before, and have twice set it next to the front door when there was suspicious activity going on outside. I check it about twice a year, by turning it on and making sure it will still work, and dusting it off. I have never used it on anything and only have it for (mostly my Mother's) peace of mind.

    I, like Wiseoldowl, have a tremendous aversion to actual guns but I also have a Red Rider BB gun (which was my husband's as a child). I also have the original advertising for Red Rider BB guns - just for fun.
     
  17. Peliman

    Peliman New Member

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    It gets any colder, I may have to stun myself to get out of bed in the morning. hrmmph
     
  18. Valleyboy

    Valleyboy Grumpy Old Man..

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    Yes with the number of bat attacks lately it will only be a matter of time till bats are illegal also.
     
  19. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    I have a number of guns in my home, but no children and no stun guns. I spend a lot of time alone, so it makes me feel like I could protect myself if I had to. Most of them are just old rifles from when my husband was a kid, but I have a little .25 that is quite cute! We used to go target shooting all the time, but haven't in years. It was an enjoyable pastime. We don't shoot animals though. No hunting. I would have a nervous breakdown if my husband brought a dead animal home. I can't even abide fishing. You would think I would be a vegetarian, which I would be if I spent too much time thinking about it.
     
  20. CarrieBean

    CarrieBean New Member

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    I'm not even sure if they're legal here.
     
  21. Clue Hopper

    Clue Hopper New Member

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    For me if someone was going to come at me with a fear for my safety and it was more then pepper spray could subdue. I think I would then be in fear for my life, so shooting them would be more appropriate to me, then trying to shock them to the ground. How long exactly would they be down for from the stun gun?
     

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