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Why Law Enforcement Officers Carry At Least Two Nonlethal Self-Defense Products

Have you ever noticed a law enforcement officer's utility belt? On it are at least a pepper spray and perhaps a baton. A growing number of officers (over 17,000) carry some form of stun device, usually a taser. Many people find this curious and wonder why police officers who put their lives on the line every day would carry at least two nonlethal self-defense products. In this article we will discuss the reasons for this and further discuss why you should consider carrying at least one self-defense product such as pepper spray or a stun device for your personal safety. After police officers go through intensive training they are issued the tools they need to do their job, both lethal and nonlethal weapons. They are taught to use what is called the "continuum of force." That concept holds that when the situation demands and a suspect is non-compliant to a lawful order, they should use the least lethal amount of force necessary to gain compliance starting with a verbal command. If the situation escalates, more powerful tools may be necessary, up to and including lethal force. Police officers face a variety of situations almost daily that require split-second decisions on how they are going to enforce the law, protect themselves and private citizens around them. No one weapon that they are issued can be the perfect solution for all situations. If the professionals carry more than one self-defense product, why shouldn't you? If you have a license to carry a handgun, you know full well that not every situation demands a deadly force resolution. You also know that the decision to use lethal force could result in life changing, unintended consequences. We have always recommended that civilians learn some basic self-defense techniques and consider carrying at least one or preferably two self-defense products for their personal safety and personal security. In an assault situation, a pepper spray may be a perfect solution to ward someone off from more than 6 feet away. If that fails, a stun device that can be applied physically to an assailant would be an excellent backup. Then if all else fails basic Self-Defense Techniques are an excellent way to defend yourself against an assault. So take a lesson from law enforcement officers, true professionals, who are trained in self-defense techniques and carry at least two nonlethal self-defense products. You should do the same for your own personal safety and personal security. 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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