You can buy a stun gun for just RM45 reports a local tabliod. The China made stun guns are sold openly in Kuala Lumpur from between RM45 to RM350. The expensive model costing RM350 can apparently kill an animal as large as a cow.
According to the retailer, customers buy stun guns to protect themselves and not usually to commit crimes. Of course, in the wrong hands, anything can be misused.
Stun guns work by administering an electric shock by direct contact. It merely stuns a person and does not cause serious bodily harm. Despite this, it is illegal to possess a stun gun in Malaysia under the Firearms Act.
In the US, you can purchase a handphone with stun gun capabilities for as little as US$50.
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