Sexual Assaults In The Military

This is a story about Military Sexual Assaults and the scourge that it has on military personnel. According to the Women’s Bureau between 20% and 48% of all female veterans have been sexually assaulted.

This is been going on for a long time according to them but only recently as its severity been brought to the public’s attention.

In 2012 for example soldiers were 15 times more likely to be raped by a comrade than being killed by an enemy.

Two women U.S. senators are working to change that: Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand. We note with interest that no male senators joined the bandwagon. We feel certain that is just a coincidence. Gillibrand has criticized Pres. Obama for failing to issue stronger reforms to protect survivors of military sexual assault.

“According to the U.S. Defense Department, out of an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in 2012, only 3,374 were reported. The low reporting rate is unsurprising – 60 percent of victims stated that they experienced consequences for coming forward and only 302 perpetrators were actually prosecuted.

These rates echo those of civilian rape; however, there is a strong argument that this is not a societal problem but a military problem.”

The rape differential in the military reveals that the military sexual assault rate is lower than the rate of civilian rape but higher than any other military crime. The recruiting process serves to weed out those with criminal records, yet this does not appear to hold true for rates of sexual assault.

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves against sexual assault is with a self-defense item that is nonlethal. They are legal just about everywhere and are an inexpensive, effective way to defend yourself against any type of assault.

We always recommend a product that can be carried on a keychain that way it is with you at all times.

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The Mace PepperGard Keychain is a good example. It has 20 half-second bursts up to 12 feet away and contains a UV marking dye too.

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Domestic Violence Reviews

Here is a story out of Jacksonville about reviews of Domestic Violence cases that occurs in Georgia.

According to an in-depth review of the cases conducted by prosecutors and other experts one out of every six Georgians killed as a result of domestic violence has sought help from a shelter or safe house.

Nearly 100 cases have been subjected to these intense reviews. Looking at all of them, the authors of the latest report identified some major elements that seem to correlate.

For instance, roughly one of every four murder victims began their relationship with their killer while still a teenager. And almost all of the victims had decided to leave the relationship or were considering it, what experts call the most dangerous moment. Only 58% of the perpetrators had a job.

The question is why these victims still died after going to the trouble to seek out assistance.

“Limited financial resources can be the single greatest barrier to leaving an abusive relationship.”

Domestic violence does not discriminate based on age, economic status, race, religion or education and impacts not only its victims, but those who witness it.

One in four women will be victims of physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse at some point in her lifetime.

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One of the best ways to defend yourself against any kind of an attack, especially a domestic abuse assault is with the self-defense product such as our 8,000,000 volt Small Fry Stunner that is only 4 inches long. A stun device can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 10 minutes giving you more than enough time to get away and seek help. No long-lasting damage is done. They are not legal in all states, so check with your local law enforcement office before you get one.

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Best Fox Lab Defensive Sprays

In today’s blog post we’re discussing the best Fox labs defensive sprays.

For those of you do not know “Fox Labs pepper spray has been a leader in the self-defense products industry since 1993. Fox sprays are used by more law enforcement officers nationwide than any other brand on the market. It is certified to be non-flammable and taser safe. Fox labs is the maker of the famous 5.3 million Scoville heat unit formula. Police officers nationwide count on Fox pepper spray to provide the highest quality ingredients delivering a consistently safe, yet debilitating defense spray”

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By far the most popular and best Fox labs spray is this Hard Case defensive spray that has the 5.3 million Scoville heat unit strength. It contains enough oleoresin capsicum to fire 10 half-second bursts in a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. It is Taser ECD compatible and has a safety lock to prevent accidental firing.

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This Flip-Top Spray contains 18 half-second bursts up to 19 feet away. It contains a UV marking dye for easy assailant identification.

Those are the best Fox labs defensive sprays.

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Teen Relationship Abuse

Here’s another article written about Teen Dating Violence offering some tips. Did you know that as many as one in three high school students is in a relationship with someone who is abusive.

The abuse does not have to be physical. Some of the most common these days is digital abuse where the partner demands to know passwords and is constantly texting to check up on them.

Another that is common is where the partner exhibits extreme jealousy, controlling behavior, quick involvement, unpredictable mood swings, alcohol and drug use, hypersensitivity and is verbally abusive.

Part of the problem, we have maintained, is that teenagers don’t know what a healthy relationship consists of-they have no frame of reference. So what may seem like small things can easily escalate into abuse.

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Young women need to learn how to defend themselves with a self-defense course and then arm themselves and learn how to use a self-defense product such as pepper spray or stun gun. A pepper spray such as this one Stop Strap Spray can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes, giving you time to get away and seek help.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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Escape To Freedom Or Domestic Abuse?

Here is an article about Domestic Abuse and the decision that just about everyone in a domestic violence situation has to make. Do you try and escape to freedom or put up with the domestic abuse?
It may seem like a simple and obvious answer-escape! But for everyone involved in a domestic violence situation is not easy.

“To escape the violence, there are some factors that should be considered. Safety should always be a consideration. There are many women’s groups that are available to help. There is a twenty-four hour hotline for victims in most cities. Domestic violence awareness is growing and society has created resources for those who are being victimized. The victims will have support, therapy and a safe environment that will help to make it possible to escape to freedom and start a new life.”

Some researchers believe that the abuse is a learned behavior. They have stated that children who have witnessed any domestic violence while growing up, will become abusive when they grow up. Another theory is that society is male dominated and men see themselves as being in charge of women. This allows the men to be able to control women and view them as inferior. Mental illness could also be a possible cause of abuse. However, these theories have not been proven for all abusers. While some abusers do fit into one of the theories, each theory has examples of abusers who do not fit the scenario.

The escape from domestic violence will possibly feel like it is overwhelming and difficult at times. It is an abrupt change in behavior for a victim who has been mentally and physically trampled on and terrorized. Practicing the escape mentally, as much as possible, has been shown to be especially helpful.

Recently a survey showed that 22% of all Americans were victims of domestic violence, obviously the majority of those are women. Women who are in a domestic abusive relationship should have an escape plan formulated as part of her exit strategy and all women should carry a self-defense product with them such as a pepper spray or stun gun.

One of the best ways to defend against assaults even domestic abuse assaults is with a self-defense product such as our WildFire Pepper Spray which can immobilize an attacker for as much as 45 minutes.

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Phone Stolen In Parking Lot Assault

Here’s another story about a Parking Lot Assault where teenage boy reported that he was jumped by a large group of people who punched him and stole his cell phone. The incident happened at theHeritage High School parking lot after a sporting event at the school. The victim said he was walking across the parking lot headed home when he saw a white SUV pull into the parking lot and drive in the opposite direction of where you was walking. The SUV contained several occupants.

They later jumped him and stole his android phone. Sheriff’s deputies were able to view footage from the school security cameras which backed up the victim’s account of events.

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Assaults in parking lots are one of the most common places for them to occur because they’re usually remote and poorly lit. In this case, a self-defense product would’ve helped. The L’il Guy Stungun is nearly 8,000,000 volts of power.

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Most Popular Def-Tec Sprays-Reviews

Known for research and development, Defense Technology, also referred to as Def-Tec, defines premium pepper spray with the First Defense brand. Today we’re looking at the most popular Def-Tec pepper sprays.

By far the most popular is this .68 Ounce Stream that uses a 1.3% Major Capsaicinoid concentration. That doesn’t sound like much but it is significantly more potent than most of its competitors. That partially explains why it is used by so many police departments. It contains 12 short bursts of up to 12 feet away using a ballistic stream delivery system which reduces the chance of blowback. It has a flip top safety device which prevents accidental spraying. It is ECD compatible.

The second most popular is this 1.47 Ounce Spray that adds of CS tear gas component to the oleoresin capsicum (OC) forum much more devastating impact on the respiratory system. This item uses of nitrogen propellant that creates a ballistic stream delivery system that reduces the chance of blowback.

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Campus Intimate Partner Violence Facts

The state of New York published a comprehensive PDF on Intimate Partner Violence which stated that:

• “Nearly 80% of females reported at least one incident of physical or sexual aggression by the end of college.

• 42% of stalking incidences reported by college women were perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner.

• In the US, approximately 1 in 3 young women (estimates up to 35%) are victims of interpersonal violence.

• College students face unique obstacles when it comes to IPV, sexual assault, and stalking.

• Living on campus or away from home can make students feel trapped in their community and social peer group.

• College students might be more fearful of reporting if they were using drugs or alcohol.

• Avoiding harassment and stalking can be more difficult when a victim lives in the same residence hall or attend the same classes as their abuser.

• Campus policies and procedures about dating abuse can be unclear.

• Campus security and resident life staff may be unprepared to deal with dating abuse.”

This document goes a long way to explaining some of the disturbing statistics about campus sexual assaults.
One of the best ways that women can defend themselves against sexual assault is with a self-defense item that is nonlethal. They are legal just about everywhere and are an inexpensive, effective way to defend yourself against any type of assault.

We always recommend a product that can be carried on a keychain that way it is with you at all times.

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The Mace PepperGard Keychain is a good example. It has 20 half-second bursts up to 12 feet away and contains a UV marking dye too.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

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Dog Attack Kills Toddler/Grandma

Here’s a story from the Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona about Dog Attacks.

A family there suffered a terrible tragedy when their nine-month-old baby was mauled by their pet dog-an Akita. The mother left the baby in the family room for a few minutes when the Akita knocked down a gate and went after the child. The dog apparently has a history of violence attacking both the older sister and the infant’s mother.

An official noted that it is not uncommon to keep dogs that have violent history but that all dogs matter how long they’ve been part of the family can turn on you an attack.

Recently in Arizona, a 77-year-old woman was attacked while she was giving medicine to a dog that had been with the family for years. She subsequently died.

Giving a dog plenty of exercise and training — and doing this from the time they are puppies will help prevent attacks, no matter what breed of dog.

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This Mace Brand Muzzle Dog Spray comes in a 17 gram container contains 20 half second shots up to 12 feet away in a stream spray pattern and is one of the few dog sprays that is EPA approved.

Have you ever been attacked by a dog? Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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Pepper Spray Disbursement Types

In today’s blog post we’re taking a look at different types of pepper sprays. The first way to differentiate them is by brand. We carry several top of the line brands of pepper sprays including Mace brand; Fox brand defensive sprays; Sabre defensive sprays; Guard Dog sprays; Pepper Shot sprays and more.

They each have their own characteristics that differentiate them from other products but the differences are slight. After all they all do the same thing.

The next biggest way to differentiate pepper sprays is by the spray pattern or disbursement method. The four types of disbursement methods are the stream or broken stream, the cone spray, foggers and foams.

Stream or broken stream is a shot with more force and thus has a longer range and less chance of blowback to your face, which might happen with a mist or the cone spray.

Cone spray is the next type. The advantage of using a cone spray is that it can cover a wider area, usually as much is 2 feet. The cone spray can travel 6 to 12 feet. It is highly susceptible to windy conditions. Because the mist in a cone spray is so fine it easily be inhaled, which can cause “instant choking and uncontrollable coughing.”

The fogger is the third disbursement method. It is more commonly used for multiple attackers, crowd control, and most commonly as a Bear Spray. A fogger is considered to be the fastest acting of all sprays.

Foam or Gel Sprays are the most effective in windy conditions and use a thick, heavy foam that can accumulate on a face making it virtually impossible to wipe off. Its effects are worse if you try to remove it. All you do then is grind the ingredients into your face making the pain worse.

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We like this Sabre Red Formula that uses a maximum strength pepper gel making it perfect for indoor use. Because it’s a gel it can spray up to 18 feet, longer than most sprays and foggers.

Do you carry pepper spray? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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Teen Dating Violence-An Editorial

Here is an editorial on Teen Dating Violence.

“One in three adolescents, 1.5 million annually, in the U.S. will be a victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner. Nearly 80 percent of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser. And 33 percent of teens who are in an abusive relationship never tell anyone. It’s time to shine a light on this issue.”

Teen dating violence manifests itself in many different ways. Young teens frequently have no frame of reference for what is normal and what is not, so when a partner demands password information for email accounts and social networking sites some may think that’s okay- it isn’t!

“Other examples are monitoring or controlling where their partner goes and whom they spend time with, spending excessive amounts of time with each other, name-calling and putdowns, and, all too often, escalating to the use of physical abuse or sexual assault. Additionally, excessive texting is a common sign of dating abuse.”

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Then of course there is the physical abuse which is common in about one of three cases. We recommend that young teens consider carrying a self-defense product like this tiny Keyguard Spray that contains six short bursts up to 5 feet away in a container that can easily be concealed in the palm of your hand.

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Senator To Address Campus Sexual Assault Issue

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Democrat from Missouri, led the way to change the way the military handles sexual assaults, is now turning attention to Campus Sexual Assaults. In a town hall meeting recently, she announced that sexual assaults are even more underreported in colleges than they are in the military.

“I’m looking at what college campuses are doing in terms of keeping statistics, doing an inventory of services offered, finding out how many young people know if there’s a safe space on their campus where they can report,” McCaskill said during a news conference after the event.

“Those are the kinds of things we’re doing now, and we’re looking at it across Missouri and then I’m going to ask my colleagues to try to do the same kind of thing in their states.”

She readily admits that she doesn’t know if there is anything that can be done at the federal level.

Among the many problems associated with campus sexual assaults are the facts: that as stated it is vastly underreported with fewer than one in 10 actually getting reported; that alcohol is involved in approximately 70% of all cases leading many women to not being able to remember what actually happened; the assailant is known to the victim in close to 90% of the cases because they are classmates frequently.

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For young women, especially those in college, we have always recommended the self-defense product that’s on a keychain. This Mace triple action spray uses a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum , CS tear gas and a UV marking dye for assailant identification. This 18 gram unit contains 20 half-second bursts up to 12 feet away.

Ever been assaulted on campus? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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Best Pepper Sprays For Joggers, Walkers and Cyclists

In today’s blog post we are talking about the best pepper sprays for athletes. Mainly we are talking about people who run, walk or cycle outdoors.

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1. Their main threat, of course, is dog attacks so it only makes sense that the first on our list of best pepper sprays for athletes is this Sabre Dog Protector Spray which has 25 bursts with a range of up to 15 feet. It has a convenient clip to secure under your belt pocket or purse in is an absolute must for anybody walks, jogs or bikes outdoors. It will provide safe effective and humane protection against a dog attack.

2. Second on our list is this Mace brand Jogger Model that has 20 half second shots up to 12 feet away. It features a flip top safety cap that prevents accidental discharge and uses a stream spray pattern for the 10% pepper Mace formula. You can attach it to your hand with the elastic strap or carry it on your keychain for fast easy access

No matter which one you choose, your personal safety will be enhanced either way when you walk, jog or cycle outdoors.

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Campus Sexual Assaults-A New Look

This week in Washington DC a Department of Education panel continues negotiations over new regulations on sexual assaults on college campuses. You can read the whole story HERE.

At the heart of the discussion is a report which revealed that one in five women is sexually assaulted while in college. Some people claim it is more than that because so many assault are not reported.

The report also acknowledges what they call “the dynamics of college life” a euphemism for the availability of alcohol and the propensity for its irresponsible consumption which appears to fuel the problem of sexual assault. Nearly 70% of all reported cases involve the use of alcohol or drugs.

Many men operate with impunity in campus environments where drinking is part of almost every social activity.

Women must assume the responsibility to look after each other.

How To Defend Yourself Against A Sexual Assault

The best way to defend yourself against the sexual assault on campus or anywhere for that matter is with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun. We specifically recommend a product that’s on a keychain because that way it’s more likely to be with you wherever you go.

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We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product like this Fox Labs Hard Case Keychain that has 5.3 million Scoville heat units and fires a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. It’s taser/ECD compatible too.

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Domestic Violence-Could It Happen To You?

We saw a headline recently where a recent survey conducted during Domestic Violence month reported that 98% of adults in California believe that domestic violence can happen to anyone. Statistics of all kinds back that up. Domestic violence crosses all racial, ethnic, age, religious belief, social and economic barriers.

There are a wide variety of reasons why domestic violence is so under reported in the first place. Among them are shame and fear of reprisal, not just from the spouse but you can include a spouse’s family. Until recently there was plenty of anecdotal evidence that showed reporting a domestic violence assault rarely got the attention that it deserved. So you can add that to the mix of the reasons why it wasn’t reported.

When you look to the causes for domestic violence they are as varied as you can possibly get. Chief among them are economic conditions. Disagreements and arguments over finances in a family cause a great deal of stress, which frequently leads to physical confrontations including murder. Poverty, low education levels, social status and mental illness all follow suit as possible reasons or causes for domestic violence.

What can women do to prevent an assault in a domestic violence situation? To this day, the best way to prevent an assault in any kind of a situation is with some type of self-defense products such as pepper spray or a stun gun. They can disable an assailant-even a spouse-for as much as 45 minutes allowing you time to escape a dangerous situation and seek help. Pepper sprays, in particular, are legal in all jurisdictions with very few restrictions.

After all, we are talking about an assault which can and has led to serious injury, including death. You have a right to defend yourself in any way that you can.

We recommend this Sabre brand Stop Strap Spray because if it is taken from you it cannot be used against you.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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