Michigan residents trained and licensed to carry concealed pistols will be able to possess and use an electro-muscular disruption device under legislation approved Wednesday by the House.
An EMD is defined as a device that delivers a shock through probes attached to wires and is commonly known as a stun gun or the brand name Taser.
State Rep. Joel Johnson, who is a concealed pistol license holder, voted in favor of Senate Bills 29 and 30.
“I respect that many people are not comfortable carrying a gun,” said Johnson, R-Clare. “Tasers offer a self-defense option for personal protection that is non-lethal to the assailant but gives the victim enough time to get away from the danger and seek help.
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