Good for the Michigander: Stun Guns Added to Concealed Carry

The Michigan House has decided to allow the concealed carry law to include stun guns. That’s good news because, well, this should have been the case all along.

It’s probably safe to say that if you’re reading this, you’re a fan of guns. Some of you may have a collection of a dozen or so weapons, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re looking forward to the day when you may have to use one of those guns to defend yourself. In fact, most of us hope that we will never have to use lethal force.

The option of carrying a stun gun might be considerably more tempting for those of us who aren’t exactly excited by the prospect of taking another human life. This law will allow Michigan residents to utilize much less severe means of defending themselves.

But don’t think that you’ll be hearing news stories of Michiganders zapping each other over parking spaces. Anyone hoping to carry a concealed stun gun will be required to go through the same training and licensing procedure as would somebody with an actual gun. Ideally, this should prevent people from being a bit haphazard about how frequently they hit people with a stun gun. 

We’re and not, so it’s pretty obvious which type of weapon we prefer. Still, it’s hard not to be advocates of stun guns. If we have the right to bear lethal weapons, then that should automatically include the right to bear nonlethal weapons. Where’s the logic in allowing people to carry guns, but not letting them carry stun guns? 

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