2021…the future of self-defense?

Unless you were marooned on a deserted island during the year 2020, you are familiar with the unparalleled challenges we all faced last year.  A global pandemic that landed on the shores of America has changed our country forever.  The civil discourse that exhibited itself across our nation only added to the stress and anxiety felt by most people.  In short…2020 is a year most people would like to forget.

For that reason, most people are hoping that 2021 will be better in most every aspect.  Having said that, regardless of what your political affiliation may be, it is fair to say that the new Presidential Administration will have a far different view of the Second Amendment than the previous one.  It is likely that the possession of firearms will be more regulated no matter if you are a law-abiding citizen or not.

One may expect that the “approved,” tools used in personal self-defense will be more narrowly defined.  Regulations, laws, and executive actions pertaining to such weapons and devices will no doubt be subjected to greater scrutiny and definition.  What does that mean to the average law-abiding citizen who only wants to remain safe in these increasingly dangerous times?  Let us consider that question in some depth.

What Happens Next?

The general consensus from the defensive products industry is that lethal force and less-lethal weapons will fall under such intense regulatory actions that they will become harder for law-abiding citizens to legally posses and use.  This would include not just firearms but other kinetic type tools as well.  In short, if the device/weapon fires or ballistically delivers a projectile of any type…it could be classified as offensive by design, rather than purely defensive in nature.

If the device/weapon can be legislatively classified as potentially offensive under such a definition, it will become much harder to sustain civilian ownership rights to it.  While this seems unfair to the average law-abiding citizen, only intent on being able to defend themselves and their families, this may indeed be the new-normal for 2021.

It is important to remember that most legislative or executive over-reach (historically) always stems from exceptions to the general needs of the population it is meant to serve.  As an example, most legal firearms owners (82%+) will never commit a crime with their gun.  However, over 20,000-gun laws and regulations are in place in the US today…due to the exceptions to those law-abiding citizens.

 

Where Do We Go from Here?

The outlook is not completely bleak though.  It is expected that NON-LETHAL devices/weapons will become the recommended defensive tools of choice moving forward.  While this trend was expected to take place anyway, the new Administration in place will only accelerate this trend. Conducted Energy Devices like the Yellow Jacket Smartphone Stun Gun Case will continue to grow its market share.

In fact, if you factor out the recent “panic,” buying of consumers purchasing firearms, Non-Lethal devices like Conducted Energy Weapons (stun guns) have been one of the fastest growing segments of the defensive products industry.  There are several reasons for this aggressive growth curve for Non-Lethal Weapons.

  1. They are now legal in 49 out of 50 States.  Only Rhode Island still prohibits civilian stun guns.  However, that State is expected to legalize Conducted Energy Weapons this year!
  2. With virtually no chance of “collateral damage,” occurring to innocent bystanders during the deployment of a non-lethal weapon, these tools are far safer than lethal and less-lethal deployments.
  3. Because the user of a Conducted Energy Weapon is confident they cannot cause death, they are less likely to hesitate in the deployment of their defensive tool, thus making for a more effective and immediate cessation of the assault.
  4. In the case of the Yellow Jacket, it is attached to their phone so they will have the device at hand when they need it.  This is a major advantage over the Yellow Jacket has over other stun guns.

The political climate in our Nation is poised to advance the need for Non-Lethal Conducted Energy Devices/Weapons.  They are effective, legal almost everywhere and purely defensive in nature.

College Students, people who work at night, salespeople who travel to meet their clients, security personnel, motorcycle riders, hikers, pedestrians who walk to work… are all rushing to legitimate Conducted Energy Devices. What is the Conducted Energy Device of choice? Yellow Jacket!

Remember, now more than ever…the future of self-defense for 2021…is in your hands!