New Way To Handle College Sexual Assault Complaints

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When the California legislature reconvenes in January, assembly member Mike Gatto from Los Angeles is introducing a bill that would amend the state code of education requiring colleges to report sexual assaults that occur on or near college campuses to local police departments.

This is a huge change from the way assaults on college campuses are handled now. Now they are either swept under the carpet, investigated in a halfhearted manner or completely mishandled. In any event the punishments are ludicrous all in an effort to avoid a public relations nightmare which the universities cannot afford.

As college students across the country are aware, several groups have filed title IX complaints against some high profile universities for the way they have handled (mishandled) sexual assault complaints.

We have always recommended that female students on a college campus always carry a self-defense product with them.

The awesome Tornado Self-Defense System shown above is a complete personal defense system that combines pepper spray, personal alarm and emergency strobe light all-in-one system that has an attachment that allows you to wear it on your arm. The alarm is 125 dB, the strobe light pulses illumination that attracts needed attention and the spray can reach as much as 15 feet away in a 2 to 3 foot circumference.

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”!

Dog Attacks By Breed-The Winner Is…

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In the tiny island nation of Bermuda, according to statistics over the last two years, 59.45% of reported cases of dogs biting people were attributed to pitbulls.

Read the whole story HERE.

Here in the United States, as far as we know, there has never been a similar study. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the same result would occur. Pitbulls, unfortunately or not, have a reputation for being particularly vicious. Every year 5 million Americans get bitten by dogs with over 1 million of them requiring hospitalization.

The best thing is to avoid dogs altogether. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who love to get their exercise in the great outdoors by walking, jogging or cycling that just doesn’t seem feasible. The second best thing to do is to arm yourself with a self-defense product that can protect you against a dog attack and prevent you from getting bitten.

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We have found that this Sabre Dog Pepper Spray has an effective range up to 15 feet and will improve your confidence and peace of mind while walking outdoors.

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”!

UK Domestic Abuse Law In Works

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As widespread and rampant as domestic abuse is all over the world, it was surprising to learn that the UK did not have a specific offense making domestic abuse a crime. But now lawmakers from all parties there are sponsoring a U.S. style law that would make sentences reflect whether domestic abuse, both physical and psychological, was part of a pattern of behavior which it usually is.

Read the whole story HERE

“At present there is no specific offence of domestic abuse as defined by criminal law. Instead offenders are prosecuted for crimes such as rape or assault. However, in many cases the police, courts and prosecutors fail to take into account the previous abusive behavior of an offender. Experts say this is a concern because it is rare for domestic abuse to be confined to just one incident.”

Sponsors of this bill feel that it would encourage more women to report the crime that is usually neglected by the criminal justice system. Research shows that the average victim does not report abuse until there have been at least 30 incidents and that only 30% of these incidents result in arrest.

One of the best ways that women can defend themselves in a domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum, comes in a variety of colors and has a keychain attachment so it is more likely to be with you when you need it.

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 Law Aimed At “Knockout Game”

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Last week we introduced you to the new “game” in town called the “knockout game.”

Now a pair of NY state Assemblymen introduced a bill that would mandate a minimum prison term for anyone convicted of aggravated assault related to the controversial “Knockout Game.”

Reports of “Knockout Game” attacks — in which someone sneaks up to a random person and tries to knock them unconscious with one blow to the head — have proliferated across the U.S. in recent months.

“‘Knockout’ is not a game. It is a violent and dangerous act,” said Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union), who co-sponsored the legislation (A4549) with Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Ocean). “As legislators, we must ensure that our laws address the newest inceptions of violence with the harshest possible penalties.”

Still, some police officials have questioned recently whether the “Knockout Game” is actually real. They say the attacks may be nothing more than random assaults that have always occurred and that the “game” may simply be an urban myth.

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This FOX Hardcase Spray is one of the most potent defensive sprays available and can spray up to 10 feet away making an excellent self-defense product against random assaults.

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”!

How To Protect Yourself Against Domestic Abuse Assault

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Statistics show that one out of four women experience intimate partner assaults, and worldwide the numbers are one in three. 30% of all homicides in the United States are committed by a domestic partner. That is why on television shows you always see the spouse as the number one suspect in a murder investigation.

“In the United States it has become so pervasive that it is the number one cause of death for African-American women between the ages of 15 and 34. Women who are homeless report a 63% domestic abuse assault rate and homeless women with children report a 92% domestic abuse assault rate. The cost in terms of healthcare, legal costs, police work and lost productivity is staggering.

To say that domestic abuse is a big problem is a vast understatement. It has been estimated that fewer than 10% of all domestic abuse assault cases ever get reported.”

Every domestic abuse assault situation is different. I saw a statistic recently that said that women are hit 35 times before the assault is reported. How can they deal with that?

The other part of defending against a domestic abuse assault is having some nonlethal self-defense product such as a pepper spray or a stun device. Pepper sprays have some restrictions but are legal everywhere. They can disable any assailant, even a domestic partner, for as much as 45 minutes allowing you time to escape a potentially dangerous situation.

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We always recommend that women especially carry a self-defense product with them wherever they go. If they get something that’s on a keychain like this Fox Pepper Spray is much more likely to be with them when they need it.

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”!

We always recommend that women especially carry a self-defense product with them wherever they go. If they get something that’s on a keychain like this Fox Pepper Spray is much more likely to be with them when they need it.

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”!

Ending Domestic And Sexual Assault Violence

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“Domestic violence and sexual assault is a sad trend that doesn’t seem to be going away. There have been numerous high-profile cases in the Milwaukee area recently.”

Read the whole story HERE.

Domestic violence and sexual assault against women is not just a problem in Milwaukee. It is a problem throughout the United States and throughout the world. It has been estimated that as many as one out of every three women has been abused in a domestic situation. It has been one of the most discussed issues in the last two or three years after decades of being in the closet. Over 10 years ago, we wrote about “Domestic Violence-One Of America’s Best-Kept Secrets” and since then the problem has not gotten any better but the pursuit of perpetrators has improved thanks to an onslaught of public opinion.

Ending domestic abuse and sexual assault against women may be a pipe dream, but women need to learn how to defend themselves-which is reality.

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One of the best ways that women can defend themselves and domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum, comes in a variety of colors and has a keychain attachment so it is more likely to be with you when you need it.

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”!

Sabre Pepper Spray-The New Police Standard In New Zealand

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“New Zealand Police look set to buy thousands of canisters of a potent new pepper spray that is more than six times stronger than the one currently used.

Sabre Red from America looks just like the old spray on the police tool belt, but is more likely to stop offenders in their tracks.

“Our current spray, which we’ve been using for over ten years now, we’ve seen a leveling off in its effectiveness,” said Inspector Jason Ross.

A trial of the new spray has just wrapped up in the Bay of Plenty. It has been used to douse almost one person each day over the past six months.

“It’s been used about 150 times throughout the trial and feedback – anecdotal feedback – so far is very positive,” Mr Ross said.”

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“Around 9,000 canisters of pepper spray are currently in circulation nationwide with police, but it is one of the lowest strengths available.

The spray currently used is just 10 times stronger than the Tabasco sauce you can get at the supermarket, compared to the new one, which is more than 60 times stronger.

The sting after being hit with the new spray lasts much longer, and it leaves a red mark on its target, which can be washed off.

Police Association president Greg O’Connor said the roll-out of the new spray is just New Zealand catching up.

“There is now a better product, and it means police don’t need to go further up the tactical framework, which means tasers and ultimately firearms,” he said.

Until the data from the trial is analyzed police cannot say if anyone was injured, but overall the new spray appears a lot more effective.

Police are also trying out a gel, which is more effective than a spray in bad weather.”

Now you can get the same Sabre Crossfire Spray that the New Zealand Police Department will be using. Sabre Red, in the United States, is one of the most popular self-defense products that women use for their 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”!

What Is Bear Spray?

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From a recent article about what to look for in a bear spray.

“Two grizzly-caused deaths near Yellowstone National Park this summer, combined with celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna’s bear spray encounter in Glacier National Park and the recent PBS documentary recounting the 1967 “Night of the Grizzlies” incident, have made bear protection a priority for backcountry visitors.

“Everyone sees the price of the big cans, and they ask, ‘Can’t I get a smaller one?’ ” Army Navy Economy Store manager Eric Langhammer said. This starts the ongoing discussion of what bear spray is and is not.

The first issue is that while bear sprays are a kind of pepper spray, not all pepper sprays are bear sprays. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certifies only four manufacturers (including two in Montana) to make “bear spray.”

“When you say pepper spray, it is misleading,” said Tim Lynch of Universal Defense Alternative Products, the Bozeman-based bear spray maker. “Law enforcement spray is pepper spray, but it isn’t considered bear spray. You want people to pick up the correct product.”

The difference involves what’s in the can and how it’s meant to be used. Chemicals like Mace and other tear gas-type sprays have little effect on bears. The ingredient you’re looking for is oleoresin of capsicum, an extremely potent essence of chili peppers.

The second part involves how the spray is delivered. Bear sprays aren’t meant to be squirted directly on an oncoming bear. Instead, the idea is to throw up a misty wall of irritants for the bear to run into.

“When a bear decides to charge, it’s gathering information as it charges,” said Chuck Bartlebaugh, who heads the Be Bear Aware campaign for the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. “What it hears, sees, smells – it’s all part of the charge. Bear spray removes their focus. They don’t like losing their ability to smell and see. They don’t like the whooshing noise and the orange cloud.”

Some thought should go into the spraying action, too. Bartlebaugh demonstrated how one-handed use of a canister’s thumb-trigger tends to tilt the spray upward. The suggested tactic is to aim flat or down at a space between you and the bear, preferably at least 25 feet away. That helps ensure the bear runs into the cloud instead of under it.

Bear spray canisters fire a shotgun pattern cloud that travels out like long-distance wasp spray. But sprayers still need to be aware of wind direction and rain, which can limit the spray’s range. Some of the manufacturers are still disputing how long and far the cans should discharge.

Nevertheless, a 2006 study found that only 2 percent of those using bear spray in a bear attack were injured, compared to 50 percent of those who depended on a firearm to defend themselves.

“We have a whole generation of people thinking it’s OK to approach bears,” Bartlebaugh said. “In shark country, if you holler ‘shark,’ everyone gets out of the water. In the bear world, if you holler ‘bear,’ everybody runs into the woods.”

Keep your eye on the ball and get the right product that will protect you.

Our Frontiersman Bear Spray is one of only a few bear sprays that is EPA approved and will shoot up to 35 feet away.

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”!

Self Defense-Dog Attack Phobia

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Do dogs cause you to change your behavior? Does the fear of getting chased or bitten by a dog send tingles up and down your spine? I know it does for me but then again I have some personal experience that justifies my feeling. What about you? What is your excuse for having dog attack phobia?

Nearly 40 years ago I got 82 stitches in my right forearm courtesy of a dog attack. That was the basis for my cynophobia. “Cynophobia is the abnormal fear of dogs. Animal phobias are among the most common of the specific phobias and 36% of patients who seek treatment report being afraid of dogs or cats. Cynophobia is especially debilitating because of the high prevalence of dogs in the United States estimated at over 62 million in 2003” that according to Wikipedia.

Just because over 5 million Americans every year get bitten by a dog doesn’t mean that you could be one of them. And just because over 1 million of those people require hospital visit to care for their wound doesn’t mean the same thing can’t happen to you.

And that statistic is just for the ones that are reported. Many other dog bites never get reported because they’re relatively minor.

The best thing is to avoid dogs altogether. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who love to get their exercise in the great outdoors by walking, jogging or cycling that just doesn’t seem feasible. The second best thing to do is to arm yourself with a self-defense product that can protect you against a dog attack and prevent you from getting bitten.

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We have found that this Sabre Dog Pepper Spray has an effective range up to 15 feet and will improve your confidence and peace of mind while walking outdoors.

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 Effective Non-Lethal Self Defense Products For Women

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There is a reason why self defense product manufacturers such as Mace, Taser International, Stun Master, Sabre and many others make products that appeal to women. You’ll find just about every manufacturer makes pepper sprays or stun devices that come in many colors-pink is always one of them. They also make products that are lighter, smaller and easier to carry specifically for women. Why is that?

Women are the targets of attacks in nine out of every 10 cases so they use a self defense product much more often than men. In this article we will discuss the most effective self defense products for women so you can see which ones women prefer for their personal safety and personal security based on their effectiveness.

This Sabre Stop Strap Spray uses the famous Sabre Red formula with 2 million Scoville heat units and .67 major capsaicinoids concentration which is more than most sprays and which makes it hotter. The stop strap technology prevents the use of the spray if it is taken away from you. You place the stop strap safety device around your wrist and hold the unit in your hand. If the spray is separated from the strap in a confrontation, it will not spray. This is a safety feature women love.

The second favorite self defense product for women is the Expandable Steel Baton that is 7 inches when it’s closed and 16 inches when it’s opened with a simple flick of the wrist. Once opened it locks into position. These are police grade steel batons that are descendants of the old wooden billy clubs police officers used to carry. Batons are an inexpensive, effective way to defend yourself against any kind of an assault. They can be used to strike or jab at an opponent with devastating results. If you’ve ever hit your shin on the bed post, you know the pain that we’re talking about.

And the third favorite self defense product is the tiny SMACK Stun Gun that has a key chain attachment. It is only 3 ½ inches tall and ¼ inches wide but is 5,000,000 volts of stopping power. It is a perfect marriage of technology and innovation, and as far as we know it’s the only stun gun that has a key chain attachment. It has two levels of safety built-in and has a lifetime warranty which attests to its quality.

Those are the top three most effective self-defense products for women for their 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 are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Nebraska Dog Bites Have Strict Liability

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In Nebraska, dog owners are liable for any and all damages to anyone except a trespasser under a statutory strict liability.

Nebraska law sets forth dog bite liability. As dogs are personal property for all intents and purposes, the owner of a dog is liable for any and all damages that could accrue (1) to any person other than a trespasser by reason of having been bitten by such dog or dogs and (2) to any person, firm, or corporation by reason of such dog or dogs killing, wounding, injuring, worrying or chasing any person or persons or any sheep or other domestic animals belonging to such person. Owners become strictly liable for the actions of their dogs.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Nebraska’s strict liability statute on dog attacks and dog bites allows for recovery for damages without a showing of negligence on the part of the owner. If you have been bitten by a dog, make sure you file a dog bite report with the Nebraska Humane Society.

The best way you can defend against the dog attack is with a self-defense product such as this Sabre Brand Protector Dog Spray that contains as many as 25 bursts up to 15 feet away.

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-Know The Signs

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“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Its aim was to connect battered women’s advocates across the country who were working to end violence against women and their children. Today, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the U.S., making the discussion on domestic violence and its impact on our society still vitally important.

According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in four women (25 percent) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. And it’s not just physical abuse that accounts for these assaults; forms of domestic violence include emotional, psychological, verbal, physical and sexual. This includes physical and sexual assault, harassment, threats, name-calling, controlling behavior, stalking and more.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Abuse is not normal and should never be tolerated. Relationships are about respect, love and feeling safe to be yourself. You should never feel scared or threatened in a relationship, whether that threat comes from emotional manipulation or the fear of physical assault (neither is acceptable).

Despite any stereotypes or myths about domestic violence – like that abuse only happens to minorities, that some women deserve it, or that abusers are always easily identified – the truth is it can happen to anyone. But 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.”

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.

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”!

Police Defend Rise in Taser Use

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“Police (in the UK) have defended their increasing use of the 50,000-volt Taser stun gun.

The device, which fires two tiny darts connected by a wire, delivers a disabling electrical charge to the body.

The Taser was deployed by officers 123 times in the county in 2011

It was designed for use in situations in which officers would previously have used conventional firearms.

A national report by the Home Office yesterday gave details of each police force’s use of the weapon in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The rest of the story is HERE.

In 2009, according to the report, Taser was deployed on 79 occasions in 2009, rising to 103 the following year and 123 in 2011.

However, it was only fired in a minority of cases – six times in 2009, seven in 2010 and on 25 occasions in 2011. In most cases, the force said, targets gave themselves up when they saw officers carrying the weapons, heard the crackle of its electrical charge or noticed the red sighting dot on their bodies.

Leicestershire’s Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay said: “Taser offers police a less lethal option to resolve situations, which include threats of violence from an individual towards the public, themselves and the police.

“Leicestershire Police only use Taser in situations where necessary.

“In the majority of cases, involving Taser, the mere presence of it has been enough to deter the assailant.”

Leicestershire has 110 officers trained to use Taser.

Mr Kay said: “They have all undergone rigorous training to ensure they are qualified to use Taser.”

The group’s director, Kate Allen, said: “Our police officers have a difficult job to do protecting the public and themselves, but Amnesty International does not want to see them go on the streets holding a potentially lethal weapon without adequate training.”

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The M26C is the most popular model of taser we carry. It does everything that law enforcement models do with less features in a fraction of the cost. It can mobilize an assailant with near 100% takedown rate.

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”!

Take Campus Safety Into Account When Applying To College

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High school seniors will begin applying to colleges soon. And, of course, academic reputation, sports programs and campus life are taken into consideration when teens and their families decide where to apply.

Yet parents and high school students should also be aware of one aspect of the college experience not often talked about: campus safety.

Some universities may not disclose their crime rates during high school recruitment events, but the information is public as mandated by the U.S. Department of Education.

For 2011, California State University Channel Islands reported there were five burglaries, two assaults, two car thefts and one sexual assault on campus.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Those crime statistics are relatively low compared to the California State University system’s 22 other college campuses, such as San Diego State University, which reported 82 instances of crime, and Cal State Northridge, with 52 crimes in 2011.

Location, campus size and student population affect a university’s crime stats. Yet a look at the crime rates of two very different campuses yields some possibly unexpected results.

For example, Channel Islands, a rural campus with less than 5,000 students, arrested 20 students in 2011 on drug charges. Campus police also arrested nine students on alcohol-related charges.

Reid said whether university police arrest drug users is determined by the local district attorney’s office.

“Simple possessions of marijuana aren’t being prosecuted in California anymore, so we’re not going to arrest someone with marijuana if the district attorney’s office is not going to prosecute them,” Reid said.

When drug offenses aren’t prosecuted by local law enforcement agencies, students are typically punished by a disciplinary board as part of the school’s code of conduct.

Setting the statistics aside, Reid said parents should teach their children about personal safety.

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Our Wildfire Pepper Spray is very potent at 18% concentration of OC and is on a keychain so it is with you wherever you go.

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”!

Don’t Sensationalize Truth About Bears

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In a video about a Colorado bear attack, the reporter said, “The man, by all accounts, is lucky to be alive.”

This op-ed piece accompanied the video and reads as follows.

“This is groundless fear-mongering, something the media uses instead of proper reporting. And, sadly, something that our wildlife agencies encourage.

The truth is less sensational and far less likely to garner taxpayers’ money.

If that bear had intended to kill the man, he’d be dead. But black bears are not aggressive by their very nature, fatal attacks are very rare and 90 percent of those are in the woodlands where the human has intruded on the bear’s habitat.”

The rest of the story is HERE.

“You are 74 million times more likely to die by any other cause than a black bear attack near an urban center, 3,000 times more likely to be shot and 270 times more like to be killed by a hunter. This year as many Americans have been killed by beavers as black bears, 35 times as many by deer, 75 times as many by lightning strikes and 10 times more killed by horses.”

Why do our wildlife agencies promote sensationalism? Simple economics: they are desperate for funding and there’s always money for public safety, perceived or real.”

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Much of what the story says is true. Bears are actually afraid of humans unless they are encroaching on their territory or there is food or cubs involved. The best way to defend yourself against a bear attack is with one of our bear sprays like this Frontiersman Bear Spray that has the longest range of any bear spray in the marketplace-between 30 and 35 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”!