Tips For Assault Prevention

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Here is an interesting story and video about a self-defense instructor who teaches Assault Avoidance Tips. The main thing that he teaches women in his class is to act fast not think. The reason for this is simple: when you’re in a life or death situation, reaction times are critical. A few seconds lost thinking about what to do instead of reacting may cost you your life.

He has some simple tactics and tips to keep women safe in any kind of situation

• “Wear a purse that goes across your body, not over your shoulder.
• Keep pepper spray or a small pocket knife on your keys, and hold them as though you’re ready to attack.
• Walk with your hand inside your purse, so you can grab that spray as fast as possible.
• Other simple weapons to keep in your purse: A screwdriver, scissors, or even a pencil.
• Walk with scissors dangling in your hands, no one will think anything but the potential attacker.
• Buy a small gun, one that can clip to your bra and aim for the groin area.”

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Women are the subject and target of assaults nine times more often than men so they need to be a specially prepared. We have always recommended a self-defense course for all women to learn some basic tips on how to protect yourself. But we have also recommended that women carry with them at all times a self-defense product such as this new Fashion Keychain Spray by Wildfire brand which is nearly twice as hot as most pepper sprays.

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”!

Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic

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Here’s a story out of the Los Angeles times where Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) called assaults on young women in colleges a Sexual Assault Epidemic.

“The prevalence of sexual assault on campuses is an epidemic,” Speier said in an interview. “It’s going to take money, resources, enforcement and a dramatic change in the culture” to fix.

Speier said research suggests that one in five women are sexually assaulted on campuses but that nearly two-thirds of universities shirk their legal duty to address the cases. Yet, she said national momentum is growing to take stronger action against the problem.

That as you know is only the tip of the iceberg. Fewer than 10% of all sexual assaults actually get reported according to one study. Part of the reason is that so many young women are drunk on alcohol or out of it from drugs that they actually came remember what happened.

Another part of the puzzle is said the assailants are known to victims in 90% of the cases because they are classmates or live together in the same dorm and see each other virtually every day.

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The best way to defend yourself against any kind of assault anywhere is with a self-defense product such as a stun gun or a pepper spray. We always recommend pepper sprays that are on keychains because that way it is with you all the time. The Mace Triple Action Spray as shown here has pepper, tear gas and a UV marking dye.

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”!

Sexual Assault As Normal?

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Here’s a story from the Huffington Post about perceptions that young women have about Sexual Assaults.

It raises one potential answer to why so many sexual assault crimes-nearly 250,000 a year ago-go unreported 60% of the time. The answer is many women do not see themselves as victims.

A sociologist at Marquette University analyzed interviews with 100 girls between the ages of three and 17 who may have experienced sexual assault. Overwhelmingly, their accounts indicated sexual violence has been normalized in their communities and they considered harassment an everyday part of life rather than a criminal act.

The same study identified several reasons why these assaults are not reported including; shame fear of retribution and mistrust of authority. “The most alarming conclusion, however, is that young women regard sexual violence against them as normal. Moreover, the girls interviewed believed that men ‘can’t help it’ and perceived ‘everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior.”

“One participant — only 13 years old — said harassment is standard in her school: ‘They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run away, but it’s OK, I mean… I never think it’s a big thing because they do it to everyone.'”

This study may account for many factors when it comes to sexual assault on women in high school and college and may even be a forerunner to domestic violence.

People in position of authorities like teachers and parents must teach young men and young women that sexual violence is not acceptable before media and community norms give the impression that it is.

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Young teenage girls need to learn how to defend themselves. We recommend a nonlethal self-defense product such as this 2 ounce flip top Fox Labs Spray which contains the 5.3 formula that has made Fox labs the most powerful pepper spray in the world. It fires heavy stream pattern up to 19 feet away and contains 18 half-second bursts. It also contains a UV marking dye for assailant identification.

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”!

Senator To Address Campus Sexual Assault Issue

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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.

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”!

Best Pepper Sprays For Joggers, Walkers and Cyclists

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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.

Have ever been attacked by a dog? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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”!

StreetWise Stun Devices-Product Reviews

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Streetwise is a brand of stun gun that is manufactured by Cutting-Edge Products in eastern North Carolina. It is one of the few companies that manufactures self-defense products here in the United States-most of them are imported. That is part of the reason why Streetwise stun devices are dependable. That dependability is backed up by a lifetime warranty on all their stun device products.

They have a few stun devices that are under 1,000,000 volts but the majority of them are 1,000,000 volts or higher up to the 11,000,000 volt Small Fry. They have a few at the 7.5 million volt level but most of their stun guns are well above the 1,000,000 volts which makes them some of the most powerful in the industry.

Almost all of their products are rechargeable so no batteries are needed. This not only saves you money on battery replacements but helps ensure that the products are as small as they can be, because they don’t need storage space for batteries.

And many of their regular stun devices have built-in LED lights to help you find your way in the dark or identify a target.

This one is so small that it has a keychain attachment It is a powerful 5,000,000 volt rechargeable stun tool that is 3.5″ x 1.25″ x 0.75 of an inch. It also has two levels of safety built-in, a six LED light and a lifetime warranty.

When you are looking for powerful and dependable stun devices look no further than Streetwise brand. Their products are very competitively priced and offer a good selection.

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

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”!

Colleges Working On Campus Sexual Assaults

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Here’s a story about a college that is attempting to improve Sexual Assault Procedures.

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act takes effect soon. It holds institutions of higher education responsible for the prevention of sexual violence, not just responding to it after assaults occur.

“It also establishes standard procedures for disciplining those found guilty, and requires greater transparency on sexual violence policy and procedures, not just about rape but also domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.”

This has been brought about because of the Obama administration’s task force on protecting students from sexual assault which comes out with his best practices study next month. This is in response to the growing number of female victims who have been sexually assaulted on campus and were completely unhappy with the way their institutions handled the matter.

In the past at many universities if there has been a complaint of sexual assault, the issue has been investigated by a group of peers in the University honor system. Many of these universities have an honor code that dates back to the mid-1800s. The only sanction is expulsion which for many students is way too severe. Therein lies the problem.

The victim should be encouraged to use of police and criminal justice system for a more thorough investigation and better resolution than a slap on the wrist.

The best way for women to protect themselves anywhere but especially on a college campus is with one of our pepper sprays. They can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes giving you time to get away and seek help.

We recommend this MaceTriple Action Spray that has a teargas component and a UV marking DYE along with a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum.

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

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”!

Knockout Game Assaults-Best Defense

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This is a story from Des Moines Iowa about the latest craze in felony assaults sweeping the nation called Knockout Game Assaults.

The story details how two Iowa State University students think that they were the targets of the deadly game called the “knockout game” where players hit unsuspecting people and try to knock them out. There have been reports of the game being played in cities across the U.S., sometimes causing serious injuries or death.

As police will tell you this is hardly a “game.” This version of it started in New York about two months ago and is rapidly spreading across the country. It happens with such speed that victims have a hard time identifying their assailants and they’re usually no witnesses.

BEST DEFENSE AGAINST KNOCKOUT ASSAULTS

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In the case of knockout assaults you need a self-defense product that can be deployed in the blink of an eye which is exactly what this Sabre Spitfire does. It is the smallest and fastest deploying pepper spray available and can fire from just about any angle over the shoulder or from the hip. It has an effective range up to 10 feet away and uses the famous Sabre red formula.

The four year shelf life guarantees that your product will last a good long time.

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”!

Young Women And Relationship Violence

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About 10 years ago the Liz Claiborne Corporation did a comprehensive study about teenage dating and the perils associated with it such as assaults that are normally connected to domestic violence. Recently there was another study done and the conclusions and facts presented were almost exactly the same. What does that mean? That nothing has gotten better for young women in their dating relationships!

Teenage girls are at a high risk of relationship violence. Some of the facts are:

1. 15% of high school girls reports being abused by their boyfriends;

2. Date rape which accounts for 70% of sexual assaults reported by adolescents in college;

3. 38% of those are between 14 and 17;

4. One in three teen dating relationships has a physical aggression component.

5. Nearly 75% girls have reported some sort of emotional partner violence.

One of the points raised in this most recent study is that young women really have no place to learn what is normal and what is not normal in a dating relationship. When these young women talk to their friends many of them are experiencing the same thing so they tend to think that abuse is a normal thing.

Recently Pres. Obama announced from the White House the formation of the new task force looking into sexual assaults on college campuses. Those statistics haven’t changed much over the years either, with one for women being a target for sexual assault in her four years at a University.

Has your daughter been involved in a dating relationship that went bad?

Some signs that your daughter may be in an abusive relationship include:

1. Not spending time with her usual friends;

2. Fewer friends on Facebook;

3. More withdrawn personality or less bubbly and engaged than usual;

4. Changes in appearance style or activities;

5. Obvious physical signs of abuse;

6. Defensive, angry attitude about current physical status.

For young women we recommend that they take a basic self-defense training course to learn how to defend themselves in just about any situation and then obtain and learn how to use a self-defense product such as a pepper spray.

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This Pepper shot brand Lipstick Pepper Spray is one of the most effective disguised self-defense product because inside this lipstick container is one half ounce pepper spray enough for 10 half-second shots up to 6 feet away. It is available in five colors.

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”!

Favorite Stun Guns

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In today’s blog post we’re taking a look at the top two favorite stun guns.

The first one is the 8,000,000 volt Streetwise Stun Flashlight which has been used by law enforcement but is now available to civilians. It is made of tough military grade aluminum alloy and features triple stun technology which makes for much more intimidating presence. Aside from the powerful stun feature, it has a super-bright 200 lumen flashlight. It has an emergency glass break tool and two levels of safety built-in to prevent accidental discharge. It is a rechargeable product so no batteries are needed. It comes with a no questions asked warranty.

The second favorite stun gun is the 11,000,000 volt Small Fry made by Streetwise. It is only 3 ½ inches tall and 2 inches wide making it one of the smallest stun devices available which is why it is favorite of women. It has a protective rubber coating that helps ensure good grip in any weather or climate and has flip out recharging plug which means no batteries are needed or no recharging cord. This “best in class” stun device has two levels of safety built-in with the popular disable pin wrist strap. It also has a no questions asked lifetime warranty.

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”!

New Purse Snatching Technique

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ABC did a story recently about the latest technique that criminals used to steal purses from women. The people who do it are called “sliders.” These criminals pull in next to a parked car that is driven by a woman at a gas station. They know that most women leave their purses or handbags on the front seat when they get out to fill up their gas tank. They also know that most women do not block their car doors while they’re gassing up.

The criminal “slides” out of his car and crab walks to the victim’s car opening the passenger side door, steals the purse and gets back into his car driving away without the woman knowing what happened.

For a better explanation watch the ABC VIDEO HERE.

Tips To Protect Against Sliders

If you want to protect yourself against this kind of crime don’t leave valuables inside your car even if you’re only a few feet away. Lock your car door whenever you are out of the car. And have a self-defense product handy so you can use it to fend off would be robbers.

This Pepper Shot Pepper Spray has an attachment that attaches to your car visor and contains 10 half-second bursts up to 8 feet.

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”!

Major Types Of Stun Guns

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In this post we will discuss the major types of stun guns so you can get an idea what’s available. They all work the same way but some have more utility than others and therefore are not designed the same way.

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Perhaps the most popular are Cell Phone Stunguns. These are small, powerful stun devices that are disguised as cell phones this gives you the added advantage of surprise in an attack.

Stun batons are not nearly as popular as regular stun guns because they are bigger and consequently bulkier to carry and use but are widely used by security guards.

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Many women prefer Mini Stun Guns because they are powerful and small which makes them easy to conceal and carry.

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Flashlight Stun Guns make the perfect self-defense weapon to carry in your car because it has the added utility of a flashlight so it can protect you in two ways.

Again they all do the same thing-disable an assailant for as long as ten minutes-but some are better suited for use by women, some for men and some for use in cars.

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”!

Assault More Likely For Combat Women

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Deployed women who underwent “combat-like” experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan are much more likely to report sexual harassment and sexual assault compared with other deployed women, according to a new study.

Published in the August edition of Women’s Health Issues journal, the study used data from more than 13,000 military women who have been tracked in the Millennium Cohort Study, which began in 2001. Participants filled out an extensive “baseline” questionnaire and repeat the Defense Department research survey at three-year intervals.

Sexual assault of women in the military has become a major focus for the Pentagon and the service branches. Victims have called on the Defense Department and Congress to take effective steps to curb assaults and prosecute perpetrators.

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Women account for about 200,000 of the military’s 1.4 million active-duty personnel, according to Pentagon figures. More than 280,000 women have deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq since the 9/11 attacks, and women will likely see more combat after the Defense Department rescinded a rule barring them from combat positions earlier this year. The DOD plans to integrate them into those jobs by 2016.

The journal study is the first to use such a broad-based group of female servicemembers — including reserve and National Guard personnel — to analyze the association between “sexual stressors” and deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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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.

The Mace PepperGard Keychain is a good example. It has 20 1/2 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”!

Mace Pepper Gel-Product Review

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In today’s blog post we are doing a review of one of the most popular self-defense products in the marketplace. It is called the Mace Pepper Gel. It has a formulation of 1.4% major capsaicinoids and 10% oleoresin capsicum with 2 million Scoville heat units. It has 20 half-second bursts up to 18 feet away. Like all Mace products it has a flip top safety cap to prevent accidental spraying.

The gel sticks to the assailant’s face, prolonging the effects on the assailant. If he tries to rub it away, he just grinds it in to make it worse. Because it comes out in a gel it reduces the chance of a blowback in windy conditions outdoors. It is nonflammable and is less likely to contaminate surrounding areas. It has a 48 month shelf life and is made in the USA. Like other Mace products it has a finger grip indentation to help ensure the you aim it in the right direction.

Check out all of our other Mace Defensive Sprays to see if one of them won’t be perfect for your situation.

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”!

Domestic Violence-Unintended Consequences

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This is a story out of Idaho regarding domestic violence and how it affects the child’s routine.

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In part the article says “Even if children don’t see domestic violence, they almost always know it’s happened. And sometimes that’s just as bad as witnessing it first-hand, Caroline Collins, Child Welfare Scholars coordinator with Northwest Nazarene University, said.

“The myth or magic of what goes on behind closed doors is sometimes more scary when mom is crying” and the children don’t know why, Collins said.
Domestic violence in the home impacts almost every aspect of a child’s routine.

“If they’re constantly in that fight or flight and crisis mode, they’re not concentrating at school,” Collins said.
In addition, male children tend to act out and maybe even bully, while female children shut down and suffer from low self-esteem.

Domestic violence effects one in four women in the United States. If you’re in a domestic abuse situation you need to learn how to defend yourself using a self-defense product such as this Mace brand police model pepper spray. It is one of their triple action model thatt has a teargas component and UV marking dye to ID the assailant.

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