Self Defense Product Options When A Handgun Won’t Work

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If you’re like countless others, personal security is a major concern, yet owning a handgun is not an option. You’re not alone, gun ownership is a huge responsibility that many are unwilling to make. The consequences of pulling the trigger in self-defense can be life changing. If this describes you, then what are your choices?

You have the right and responsibility create a safe environment for yourself and family. Crime is all around us, burglary, assault, rape, murder and home invasion are some of the most prevalent. Plenty of people are turning to non-lethal self defense products. These products are proven effective, yet the effects are temporary and cause no long term harm.

The most popular option is pepper spray or Mace. This inexpensive self defense spray is extremely effective at stopping an aggressive attacker. Capsaicin is the active ingredient which is derived from the extraction of oleoresin capsicum from peppers. A shot of pepper spray in the eyes, nose or mouth goes to work instantly to cause pain, trouble breathing, and temporary blindness. Pepper spray products offer varying effective ranges from about 6 feet to over 20 feet.

Stun guns and Tasers provide knock down power, require no license to own and operate, and are compact in size, making them convenient to carry. In addition, most units have built in LED flashlights that come in handy when trying to locate your keys or open a door. Stun guns are equipped with safety features that greatly reduce the chances of accidental firing. Numerous studies point to the overall safety of stun devices. Taser International alone has spent $4.5 million dollars over the last 5 years for medical research to ensure the safe use of stun devices.

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Uber Driver Attacked Uses Pepper Spray In Self Defense

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In this video a Taco Bell executive manager is accused of attacking an UBER driver. The rider appears to be intoxicated and will not or can not provide a destination address. After several unsuccessful attempts to obtain an address, the UBER driver pulls over and tells the rider his trip is over. That’s when the exec “snaps” and becomes violent! Thankfully, the UBER driver is able to stop the attack using pepper spray in self defense.

Self Defense Options Proven To Stop Violent Crime

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Bourbon Street is synonymous with fun, partying, and good times. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, this tourist magnet is making news for all the wrong reasons. Violent crime has locals and tourists alike taking notice. According to crimemappings.com the French Quarter has been a dangerous place to party, citing 13 assaults, 12 armed robberies in and around Bourbon Street during the second week of December. Throughout the month of December 2014, the area within a one-mile radius of Bourbon Street saw 61 Assaults and 36 Robberies!

Residents and workers are on alert because of the violent crime increase in the French Quarter. A group of locals are spreading awareness by hanging signs throughout the Quarter that read “Caution Walk in Large Groups – We Love NOPD – We Just Need More.” The signs are designed to warn of potential crime and to encourage people to enjoy the Quarter in the safety of a large group. This is excellent advice, as statistics show the likelihood of becoming a violent crime victim is drastically reduced when you’re accompanied by a group of 3 or more.

Unfortunately, many residents and workers don’t have the luxury of congregating in groups. A highly effective alternative includes personal protection items like Mace and Pepper spray. When used correctly, these non-lethal devices are proven to stop an aggressive attacker almost immediately. A blast of pepper spray to the face of an assailant goes to work within seconds. First, it causes the capillaries in the eyes to swell – this causes temporary blindness. The threat posed by an attacker who can’t see is greatly reduced. Respiratory inflammation and difficulty breathing help to take the “fight” out of a potential attacker. Mace or pepper spray hurts. The pain to the eyes has been described as “excruciating” and left untreated the effects last about 30 minutes. Self-defense sprays allow users the ability to stop a potential threat quickly and safely from a distance of 8 feet or more.