Guardian Self Defense and Security Blog

Non-Lethal Self Defense Options Make Sense

When it comes to self defense, how prepared are you to protect yourself? For most of us, the answer is a resounding 'NO' and you are either completely 'unprotected' or 'under-protected'. We tend to live with a false sense of security. After all, it's difficult to imagine something bad happening until it does. The keyword is 'false' because FBI crime reports reveal that more than 1 in 4 will fall victim to crime. Nearly thirty percent will be targeted which means that the likelihood of crime affecting you either directly or indirectly is nearly inevitable. The most recent FBI Crime Clock statistics for 2013 proves that one violent crime occurred every 27.1 seconds while one property crime occurred every 3.7 seconds. Think about that for a moment. Now is the time to take a good look at your personal and home security situation. For many, a handgun is not a good alternative. The potential liability that comes with using a handgun for self-defense is huge. The thought of potentially killing another human being is too much for most. Instead, women and men alike are opting for non-lethal self defense options. These options consist of product lines such as Mace pepper spray, stun devices, and personal alarms. The increased popularity of non-lethal products stems from the proven effectiveness combined with overall safety. Police officers are trained to deploy pepper spray and tasers as a first line of defense because it works! When you discharge a pepper spray, the affects are nearly instant but non-lethal. When used correctly, pepper spray allows you to stop an attacker from a safe distance. Pepper spray and Mace products are legal for use in all states, however, a few have restrictions. The C2 Taser is the most advanced non-lethal weapon on the market today. The C2 Taser features the exact same technology as it's law enforcement counterpart. The C2 is legal in most states, but users must pass a felony background check prior to purchase. Personal alarms have one purpose and that's to get attention. Personal alarms emit a high decibel sound at the push of a button. Non-lethal makes sense. Get serious about your personal defense!
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