Stunning Stun Gun

By Gus!!!

Intro

 This Stun Gun report is truly stunning. Stun guns are really cool to.  If you read this report you will be able to tell anyone almost anything about stun guns!  In this report, I will tell you all about what a stun gun is, how it works, and some dangers of stun guns. If you want to know a lot about stun guns then I dare you to read this report!!

What it is

What is a stun gun? According to answers.com, hand-held electronic device that produces a high-voltage pulse that can immobilize a person for several minutes with no permanent damage in most cases. It is powered by ordinary batteries, which supply power to a circuit containing transformers, oscillators, capacitors, and electrodes. The transformers increase the voltage in the circuit to between 20,000 and 150,000 V and reduce the current proportionally. The oscillators fluctuate the current to produce a specific pulse frequency, and the current charges the capacitors. (www.answers.com) Stun guns are a device that runs off of 9volt batteries that can charge shocks from up to 20,000 volts to 150,000 volts.  It has an oscillator and a capacitor, which is really cool.

What are electrodes? Electrodes are two dart or fishhook like things that shoot out of a taser or stun gun.  The darts/ fishhooks puncture the targets body.  When they puncture the body they send an electrical current into the persons nervous system!

They are the only reason that you have long-range tasers or stun guns.  If you didnŐt have them you would have to shock the person when they are within touching range of the stun gun!

What are electrodes like?  According to Tom, Harris, The electrodes are affixed with small barbs so that they will grab onto an attacker's clothing. When the electrodes are attached, the current travels down the wires into the attacker, stunning him in the same way as a conventional stun gun.  (howstuffworks.com) They are basically barbs that hook into the personŐs body and send a current through the wires into the attackers body.

How it works

What powers a stun gun?  According to Tom Harris, Conventional stun guns have a fairly simple design. They are about the size of a flashlight, and they work on ordinary 9-volt batteries.  The batteries supply electricity to a circuit consisting of various electrical components. (www.howstuffworks.com) Stun guns have an easy design.  They are around the size of a flashlight and run off of and ordinary 9volt battery that you can get from your house.  It can charge shocks from 20,000 volts to up to 150,000 volts.  I canŐt believe a 9volt battery can do that!!

How does the liquid stun gun work?   This paragraph is about the new liquid stun gun.  According to Tom Harris, One of the newer stun weapons is the liquid stun gun. These devices work the same way as Taser guns except they use a liquid stream to conduct electricity rather than extended wires.  The gun is hooked up to a tank of highly conductive liquid, typically a mixture of water, salt and various other conductive elements. When you pull the trigger, electrical current travels from the gun, through the liquid stream, to the attacker. (howstuffworks.com) So this is basically a newer stun gun is the liquid stun gun. 

The only difference is that it shoots electrical currents through the water that goes out and when it hits the person it shocks them.

How many volts can a stun gun hold?  The most I have seen that a stun gun can hold is 1 million volts.  This is what it does.According to Fiber Products Online.com, A 1/2 second shock will startle assailant giving some major pain, muscle contraction, and shock. A one or two second shocks will cause an attacker to fall to the ground and result in some mental confusion and blurry vision. It may make an assailant unwilling to continue an attack.  (www.microfiber-products-online.com) The lowest voltage I have seen is one that was100,000 volts and some up to 1 million volts.  I canŐt believe they can hold so much voltage.  They are also very, very small to!!

 

The Dangers of Stun Guns

Are stun guns safe to use??  According to Alex Berenson, The safety of Tasers, the electric pistols that are widely used by police, is under new scrutiny after a study by a Wisconsin scientist showed that shocks from the guns cause the hearts of healthy pigs to stop beating.  The finding contradicts previous studies that showed that Taser shocks did not cause heart disturbances in pigs, whose hearts are similar to those in humans.  (http://www.nytimes.com) Some tests showed that some scientists in Wisconsin showed that the shock from a taser caused the hearts of healthy pigs to stop beating.  The taser shocks didn't cause heart disturbances though.

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taser

wikipedia

Taser

April 30, 2008

This is a really good website that tells all about tasers and stun guns.  It has lots and lots of information in it about all kinds of things.  I really enjoyed reading it.  I liked it a lot.

 

Bibliography

http://www.actionstunguns.com/howtousestungun.htm

actionstunguns.com

Action stun guns and self defense products

April 30, 2008

This tells you all about how to use your stun gun if you have one.  It also tells all about when to use it and all sorts of really cool stuff.  I really enjoyed it a lot. 

 

Bibliography

http://home.howstuffworks.com/stun-gun.htm/printable

Harris, Tom

How stun guns Work

May 1, 2008

This is a really cool website that has tons of information that can help people a lot that don't know anything about stun guns or tasers.  I got tons and tons of information from it!!

 

Bibliography

http://www.answers.com/topic/stun-gun

answers.com

Stun Gun

May 23, 2008

This is a really cool website that tells you about stun guns.  It has tons of information that tells you a lot of stuff.  It has information on what happens when you get stunned by a stun gun and other cool things.

 

Bibliography

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/25/business/25taser.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Berenson, Alex

The Safety of Tasers Is Questioned Again

May 23, 2008

This article tells you a lot about safety things with tasers.  It shows you pictures and tells you interesting facts that the tasers/stun guns are safe to use.  It was a really interesting article and had lots of information.