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Because they are self-grounding. There is both an anode and an electrode in the barb set, so the charge is attracted to the anode, and doesn't need to be attracted to the ground.

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Q: Why do you get shocked from tasers if youre not grounded?
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Does an electric stove need to be grounded?

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Tasers are legal to be carried by ciitizens in California, once they pass a felony background.

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