No one these days can argue against the right of self-defense. For all of recorded history man has always found ways to defend himself. Fortunately or unfortunately, a lot of those ways included deadly force. Within the last 20 years, self-defense products that are nonlethal in nature have become enormously popular.We are not sure if that’s because there is more crime being committed against people or not, but whatever the reason, nonlethal self-defense products have become very sophisticated, very effective, inexpensive and legal in almost all jurisdictions.Here we are going to take a look at the most popular nonlethal self-defense products and discuss their pros and cons so you can decide which one might be best for you.The first is pepper spray which is the most popular self-defense item in the world. It is on average 85 to 90% effective and can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes. It is very inexpensive and legal everywhere except some cities and states do have restrictions. The spray is affected by windy or rainy conditions which can blow the spray off track causing you to miss.The second most popular self-defense item that’s nonlethal in nature is a stun gun. These are hand-held devices with two or more prongs on one end that conduct electricity. When applied to the body the electrical charge causes the muscular system to work very hard depleting the body of all blood sugars that are needed for energy. They are a little bit more expensive than pepper sprays and are also close to 90% effective. On the negative side, they must be applied to an assailant’s body which many people find objectionable. They are illegal in some states.A newer form of stun device is called the taser. They are nearly 100% effective at stopping an assailant. They shoot out two darts up to as far away as 35 feet for police models and 15 feet for civilian models. They have been rated as having more stopping power than a handgun. They are much more expensive than pepper sprays or stun guns and are illegal in several states. Almost all law enforcement officers in the United States carry tasers.Another self-defense weapon that’s nonlethal is a keychain kubaton. It is a lightweight rod made out of aircraft grade aluminum that “can cause temporary paralysis and\/or extreme pain when delivered to nerve points and soft tissue. A hard well placed strike can break bones especially if the force of the blow is not hindered by clothing.”Choose any one of these self-defense items to protect you in an emergency situation. They all provide a nonlethal alternative to the deadly force of a handgun.The Keychain Kubaton is a very effective self-defense weapon.We recommend any one of our 81 Keychain Pepper Sprays because they are with you wherever you go.Our BLOG is updated daily and is a wealth of information covering tips and info you can use with over 500 posts. Check it out to see what you might be missing. The Home Security Superstore is one of the oldest and largest independent distributors of high quality home security, surveillance, spy, self-defense, survival and safety products.