Why A High Voltage Stun Gun? These stun guns use high-voltage to carry a low-amperage electrical shock to temporarily incapacitate by targeting the central nervous system (CNS). Also known as electroshock weapons, they pass this high energy, low current shock through the stun guns electrodes and into the body by making direct contact. The high-voltage is used to "push" the shock through heavy clothing and skin, while around 8 milliamps go to work on the CNS.
The electricity generated by the stun gun, in simple terms, work by disrupting the body's normal electrical signals. The result is a temporary paralysis. Imagine trying to move your arms or legs but nothing happens. If incapacitation was not enough, the shock of a stun gun hurts really, really bad!