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Sales of nonlethal weapons picking up

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A local company that sells nonlethal weapons, such as Tasers and stun guns, said its business has increased since the issue of gun control has made headlines.

"If you know yourself to be someone that's going to have a hesitation in using a gun, you shouldn't carry one," said Leslie Greenfield, who founded Defend Her Now, an Internet company that sells nonlethal weapons.  "It gives an opportunity for it to be taken from you."

Greenfield, who once had a gun pointed to her head by an attacker, founded the company with her husband.

The company sells Tasers, stun guns and pepper spray.

"I learned first about the Taser that shoots out, which to me was the ultimate best of both worlds, because you have a distance of 15 feet," said Greenfield.  "You also have paralyzation, and you also have pain."

Greenfield said nonlethal weapons appeal to people, especially women, who don't want to purchase a gun.

Kim Gullatt bought two stun guns and pepper spray after her daughter was nearly attacked in a store parking lot.

"The sound is fear enough for somebody," said Gullatt. "I told her to zap it a few times when she gets out of the car.  If anybody's around, they're not going to mess with her."

Defend Her Now is among the dealers who will be at a gun show at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.  The show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27.

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