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Carrying a Taser For Self-Defense While Running

Taser Protection When Running at Night: Cool or Not?

Tasers are not without controversy, but the Taser C2 ($400) is hoping to change all of that. Our hope is that you will never need to use it, but if you do find yourself in serious trouble, the Taser C2 will immobilize your attacker for a full 30 seconds — enough time for you to run and find help. And unlike pepper spray, you won't have to worry about the wind blowing the spray back at you. Purchase does require a background check, and in some states, a permit to carry. Could this be a new way to protect yourself while running alone at night?

The device seems like it has the potential to provide peace of mind, but the idea of carrying a taser is sort of intense. Less intense (and oddly funny) though is that the Taser C2 is pink and its holster doubles as a MP3 player.

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Diana615 Diana615 5 years
I think it's a great idea. I run early in the a.m. before it gets light out, I would definately be interested in one.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 5 years
Well it would be great...unless your attacker ended up taking it from you and tasing (sp?) you with it.
IdeaOfOrder IdeaOfOrder 5 years
I have this taser, although not in pink. My husband got it for me as a gift :) It really is pretty full-proof in terms of not tasing yourself. That was one of my concerns because I can be a bit of a spaz. I haven't unintentionally harmed myself or anyone else with it. Carrying it makes me feel empowered and I truly believe that would make a difference if I were ever faced with a potential attacker. I actually carry it everywhere with me and am a big fan of it.
amber512 amber512 5 years
Yeah, just because I'm not carrying a taser means I prefer to be a victim. Because no one ever could fight back before the invention of tasers.
Flower-Power Flower-Power 5 years
I prefer be a victim instead of defend myself. Or carry an spray defense that 95% is unefective or could go to my eyes.
sdtuttle sdtuttle 5 years
We appreciate your input and questions around the TASER C2 and want to answer some of your questions. At TASER we believe in protecting life and communities with safer, more effective and responsible technology. Since day one, we’ve held our customers accountable. Our identification and background check policies ensure that if the owner of the device misuses the product, we can tell which TASER was used and the owner of that product. It’s a very simple checks and balance system that encourages responsibility. Also – the C2 is built for your safety and has been assembled with precautions in place that prevent accidental deployment. For more info about the C2 (it’s seven ounces by the way), you can visit us directly at http://www.iTASER.com/product_tour.html. Thanks again for your feedback! Steve Tuttle, VP of Communications, TASER International
amber512 amber512 5 years
I actually am afraid I would end up tasering myself!
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 5 years
I thought this was cool, but it being an mp3 player is just lame because you should not be using an mp3 player at night. The price is also too much.
Slinkie Slinkie 5 years
I think carrying a taser would just make me more paranoid. It looks pretty clunky to carry too.
benheld benheld 5 years
It's PINK--for girls! Seriously, this is ridiculous, and dangerous. How many times when I've been running have I heard someone running up behind me, and then realized it was a fellow runner. Besides, what if it goes off while you're running and you tase yourself? I'd rather just carry pepper spray.
mandyo11 mandyo11 5 years
Awesome idea!
nikkisoda nikkisoda 5 years
I like it! I hate the paranoia that I get when running alone. It distracts me and I can't focus on my run. This would definitely give me piece of mind.
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