Female Assaults On College Campuses

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Here is another story about Assaults On Women specifically in Missouri where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has led a national push to scrutinize rape and sexual assaults of women on college campuses.

“There are young women that are victimized every day, every hour, at a college campus somewhere,” McCaskill told the News-Leader on Thursday. “Too often young women second-guess themselves. ‘I should not have been drinking. I should not have been in his room. I did not know him well enough.’

“They do that instead of taking a clear look and realizing that they have a been a victim of a felony,” McCaskill said. “You do not have to have perfect judgment to be a victim of a crime.”

McCaskill previously had focused her efforts on helping women sexually assaulted in the military.

One of the main differences between colleges and the military is that the military has a rigid chain of command, which in some ways makes addressing the problem simpler. Higher education has no such line of authority.

There are other differences as well but the main similarity is women on college campuses — like women in the military — live in small, closed communities where word travels fast. This makes some students reluctant to report.

Administrators too often do not support women who report they were sexually assaulted on campus. She mentioned high-profile examples at the University of Montana and Notre Dame University. The schools fear that such publicity hurts their image and their student recruitment, she said.

Colleges administrators have been openly hostile, she said, when female students allege rape and sexual assault.

Nearly one in five women in college are victims of attempted or actual sexual assault in their undergraduate careers, according to McCaskill’s office.

A report from the National Institute of Justice states that college women are at higher risk for sexual assault than their non-college peers.

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We always recommend that women on a college campus carry a self-defense product such as a pepper spray and one of the best to carry is one that’s on a keychain. We have many KEYCHAIN PEPPER SPRAYS to choose from. They are legal in just about all jurisdictions and can disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes.

Pepper spray will cause intense pain, excessive tearing of the eyes and make breathing very difficult.

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 Mini Stun Guns

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In today’s blog post we’re discussing the best mini stun guns that we carry.

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This Hot Shot Stunner is by far one of the most popular. It is an astounding 11,000,000 volts powered by three lithium batteries and disguised to look like a hand-held mobile device. It is only 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep making it one of the smallest stun guns in the world. It comes with a free stainless steel belt clip and nylon holster. It has a safety switch to prevent accidental discharge and comes with a lifetime warranty typical of all Stun Master products.

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The next most popular is the 11 million volt Small Fry stun gun made by Streetwise. It has a powerful LED flashlight and two levels of safety built-in. It doesn’t use batteries because it’s rechargeable using a flip out charging plug built-in. A protective rubber coating covers the entire mini stun gun to ensure a great grip in any weather. The popular disable pin prevents the unit from being used against you should it be taken away and it also has a lifetime guarantee.

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”!

Best Fox Lab Defensive Sprays

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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.

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”!

Phone Stolen In Parking Lot Assault

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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.

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”!

Most Popular Def-Tec Sprays-Reviews

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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.

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”!

Pepper Spray Disbursement Types

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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.

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”!

Teen Dating Violence-An Editorial

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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.

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”!

Campus Sexual Assaults-A New Look

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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.

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”!

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”!

Sex Assault On The Rise At Academies

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A story recently said that sex assault reports have increased 50% over the previous academic year at the Air Force Academy which is the highest number of sex assault reports of all military academies with most sexual assaults never getting reported.

They are supposed to have higher standards than other Universities, but why should their students be any different from others in that age bracket? It’s a simple fact that it is so prevalent among college-age ‘kids’ that they are no different.

What is surprising to me is that it has been swept under the carpet, so to speak, for so many years and only now is it starting to get some publicity.

Why are so few cases reported? The common thinking is that the victims are not believed and that reporting a sexual assault against a fellow cadet can ruin, not only his career, but his life. In the general population it results in a far less stigmatic punishment, if any at all.

It should be pointed out that all the other service academies have similar problems with sexual assault and the reporting of same. It just seems the Air Force Academy leads the pack.

It is common knowledge among cadets that self-defense products are prohibited on campus. So in a sense, female cadets are defenseless when it comes to their personal safety and personal security aside from the classes in self-defense that they may take.

A good self-defense training DVD can not only improve female self-defense, personal safety and personal security, it may be the only way to do that on a military Academy campus.

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Street Safe is an excellent beginner self-defense training DVD.

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Hurdle In Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence in a relationship is about as difficult a situation to handle as any. It is fraught with hurdles. This story is about one Domestic Violence Hurdle that typifies the problems with domestic violence.

It essentially talks about police involvement.

“When a police officer responds to a (domestic violence) call, the first thing he or she does is to separate the people involved and try to piece together what happened. The officers then attempt to discover who the main aggressor is in the situation. Ninety-nine percent of the time, that person is the male, but he and other officers have also seen females who instigate the violence.

Many times the victims of domestic violence do not cooperate with the police. Whether it’s because they are still in love with the aggressor or because the aggressor is the victim’s only source of income, there are many victims who do not want to press charges against their abusers and will not testify against them in court.

The question then becomes why do so many victims back away from filing charges when the police show up? Why do women choose to stay with their abusers rather than go out on their own and live a violence free life?

Research shows that it can take as many as seven attempts to leave a domestic violence situation before they actually leave.

Among the many internal and external factors play a role in the person’s choice to remain in an abusive situation are threats made against the victim or family members, cultural or religious beliefs, and a lack of resources such as a place to live or access to a stable income. Internally, the most consistent thing is that they suffer from poor self-image and confidence, which is what the abuser preys on.

The question for so many women is it easier to stay and put up with the abuse or leave? It is not easy to leave.
There are ways to identify the signs before it gets out of control, and there are plenty of resources if you’re feeling scared or alone.

Among many other things women need are nonlethal self-defense weapons.

This Sabre Pepper Spray is on a keychain and has a range of 10 feet with a ballistic stream delivery which reduces the chance for blowback.

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”!

Indian Women Fight Back With OC Spray

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Here is a story from the Boston Globe about Indian women fighting back with self-defense pepper sprays.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Indian women are taking the initiative these days in learning self-defense techniques and how to use pepper spray for their own self-defense instead of the long-standing tradition of relying on male relatives to accompany them for safety. According to the story women are now learning self-defense techniques and sales of pepper spray have jumped. One class has hundreds of women in it and teaches how to target assailants groins-ouch! They teach women how to use their hands and how to strike with enough force so that the assailant will be in pain for as long as three months.

With an increasing number of women studying at universities and working in offices, it is no longer practical for them to travel accompanied by a father, husband, or brother.

“I tell people we don’t want to wait for society to reform, for male attitudes to change, for the police to arrive and act, and for our fathers, brothers, and husbands to protect us. Instead, we must focus our efforts on making ourselves physically and mentally strong to hit back.”

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves is with a self-defense product is nonlethal such as pepper spray. Any one of our Keychain Pepper Sprays can help you in a dangerous situation.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. 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”!