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WSGW OnLine Poll: Stun Guns in Michigan (results)

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA - OCTOBER 14: Janet DePerry, broker-owner of La Bella Homes Realty in Dana Point, is warning real estate agents in Orange County to be proactive about their safety, especially in light of an agent kidnapped and killed in Arkansas last month and another agent hurt in Laguna Niguel this past weekend. While attending the California Association of Realtors convention in Anaheim in early October, she purchased this stun gun. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ð MINDY SCHAUER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Ð shot 101414 Real.Centerpiece.1019 Janet DePerry, broker-owner of La Bella Homes Realty in Dana Point, is warning real estate agents in Orange County to be proactive about their safety, especially in light of an agent kidnapped and killed in Arkansas last month and another agent hurt in Laguna Niguel this past weekend. DePerry is taking her own advice: While attending the California Association of Realtors convention in Anaheim in early October, she purchased a stun gun from a vendor. She says the object is smaller than an iPhone and can work from four feet away. (Photo by Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Stun Guns in Michigan

Recently, the Michigan House approved legislation to allow anyone 18 or older to possess a stun gun. The bill would allow the sale, possession, and “reasonable use” of a stun device.

Michigan currently allows law enforcement and people with a concealed pistol license to use a Taser, which is a different type of self-defense device. Experts say Stun guns and Tasers are often confused with one another — a stun gun must make contact with a person to shock them, while a Taser shoots barbs about 15-30 feet.

The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.

POLL QUESTION: Do you support Michigan allowing stun guns?
Yes –  64%
No –  29%
I’m Not Sure –  7%


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