What is “Less Lethal”?
There are many ways to describe less lethal. Also called non-lethal, less-than-lethal, non-deadly, or compliance weapons, less lethal refers to any weapon used to slow or stop an aggressor without the loss of life. Any weapon (or any object, really) can potentially become lethal depending on circumstance (misfiring/ricocheting projectiles, underlying medical conditions, or intentional misuse, for example). For this reason, “Non-Lethal” doesn’t exist. Therefore intention is a critical part of the definition; less lethal weapons are intended to provide the highest level of defense with the lowest level of risk.
How does “Less Lethal” serve you?
Less lethal weapons are critical to any person who wants to protect themselves or their loved ones. While we don’t like to think about it, the truth is most of us (or someone we know) will find ourselves in a situation that could become dangerous. We will be forced to defend our property, or body, or our family.
Because they are not defined as firearms, most less lethal weapons can be legally carried on your person, in your car, or in your purse without a permit. They are easy to use and are useful at stopping aggressors before they get close.