What are non-lethal weapons?

Non-lethal weapons (NLW) are designed to incapacitate individuals while minimizing avoidable deaths, property damage, and environmental damage. Some NLW inflict blows or electric shocks. The best known non-lethal weapons are Taser, stun guns, stun batons, pepper spary, keychain weapons, spy cameras. Products like these and many more, can be purchased in different stores, we highlight The Home Security Superstore for its extensive catalog and reliability.  

How are they different from regular weapons?

According to a 1999 Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force Report, "Non-lethal Technologies: Progress and Prospects," most weaponry developed for military use damage targets through blast, fragmentation, or penetration. (In February 2004, a fresh, updated task force report on non-lethal weaponry was produced.) NLW, on the other hand, has reversible and transitory effects, according to experts. "The majority of what's available today is short-range, blunt-impact kinetic weapons," says Marine Colonel David P. Karcher, director of the Defense Department's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). "They're basically better copies of what you'd see in a municipal police agency."