Oct 30 2019
There has been a lot of attention given to the position of neighborhood watchman due to recent events in Florida and this attention has been brought because a young man unfortunately lost his life. I won't bother rehashing the whole story except to say that there was a man involved who claims to have been doing his duty as neighborhood watch and apparently shot and killed another young man in what he claims to have been self-defense. Whether or not it was truly self-defense really has no bearing on the point of this blog as the point of this blog is to make people aware of the fact that there is a much better choice than a firearm for anyone working neighborhood watch. A whistle or personal alarm would be a much safer and humane alternative for someone patrolling their neighborhood than would a firearm. However if someone truly feels the need, and perhaps this need is justified depending on which neighborhood we are talking about to carry a device that can effectively stop an attacker than how about a stun gun flashlight?
I don't have enough time to write all of the many reasons why some neighborhood watchman should not be running around his or her neighborhood with a loaded gun, suffice to say it just isn't a good idea and scares the heck out of me just thinking about it. Guns are designed to take lives and I don't feel there is anyone, certainly not a neighborhood watchman, which is in a position to make a decision as to whether or not another human being should live or die. I think anyone that volunteers their time to patrol their neighborhood and make it a safer place to live is extremely noble and I commend those people and I certainly understand that those people should be protected themselves and have a means of effectively defending themselves against an attacker. The point is that there is a way for people to protect themselves without having to kill another person or even seriously injure themselves and that is with the stun gun flashlight.
It's perfect for neighborhood watch programs because first and foremost it has a flashlight which is great for patrolling at night. Secondly, it has an alarm so if someone patrolling the neighborhood feels they are in danger they can always sound the alarm and have the attention of others drawn to their location. Lastly, if a neighborhood watchman is in serious trouble an attacker must be subdued the stun gun flashlight is also a 200,000 volt stun gun that will stop an attacker of any size. Unlike a handgun it will simply subdue the attacker and not kill them or even leave that attacker with any long lasting injuries.