Dear 100 Hour Board,
Would you ever buy a stun gun?
Assuming you would, what brand/model would you get and what store would you buy it from?
-Occasionally Thinks About It
As a guy, I would consider it depending on where I lived.
If I were a girl, I would almost certainly buy and carry a stun gun or pepper spray/mace or some other form of non-lethal self-defense item, regardless of where I lived.
It bothers me that that dichotomy exists. It bothers me a lot.
I can't offer any suggestions as to where I would purchase one or what model I might get as I have almost no familiarity with such items beyond knowing they exist and how they're used and what they're for. Sorry.
Dear Llama bad,
For sure. One time my family almost did.
The backstory is: while living in South America, our house was robbed in the middle of the night, despite having a posted neighborhood guard*. Thankfully my dog woke up to scare them away and alert my dad, but it turns out that's a pretty traumatic event and things like stun guns help ease the resulting ever-present tension in the home.
But I think we just ended up moving instead. Sorry to be boring.
*When neighborhood guard equals guy who you bribe not to let the hooligans know when you leave town, and if you don't pay him he returns the favor.