Defense Against Crime

07/07/2009

When You Care Enough To Spray the very Worse

Are you prepared?
Are you prepared?

Many internet site, publications and safety talks issue s safety tips and guidance on how to avoid being attack or robbed. To many people this advice falls in the category of DUH!  Many who get this advice seem to say this is all common sense or a no-brainers especially if you live in an area with a high crime rate.  As I’ve reviewed the news is seem that even small town America is having crime and gang problems.  Recent FBI statistics show a decline in the number of crime victims in the past few years, partly because people are choosing not to be victim.  However, the rate of crime remains about the same.

 

  • Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
  • Every 6 minutes, someone in the U.S. is raped.
  • Every 34 minutes, someone in the U.S. is Murdered.

 The New York Times did an article called “IDEAS & TRENDS; The chances of becoming a victim” which gives a break down by Ages, Gender, and Race of your chances.  We have to stress that the primary responsibility of your personal protection rest with you. While the police have a duty to protect citizens, they can’t be everywhere. They can’t protect every person, or every home. That’s your responsibility.  If you give the desperate elements of our society a chance to do as they will, they will.   

Do anything and every thing in your power to reduce your chances of becoming their next victim. When you are out walking don’t go alone. Don’t become entranced by the music of your Mp3/radio not to be paying attention. Be mindful of your surroundings. Walk confidently, head up and briskly always aware of your surroundings. Read and learn all things that you need to do to be safe and put them into practice. Make it difficult for crime to get a foot hold on your life.

In my neighborhood there are a few ladies who always go walking, with their mp3 player completely engaged and a big stick in the other. Even thou crime in our subdivision is almost non-existent, I live in a city who crime rate ranks near the top.  One of the things that I’ve  advocated is that everyone needs to  carry some type self defense products. A stun gun, pepper spray, personal alarm, or a combination thereof works best. They are inexpensive, easy to use and effective.  However no product is completely effective unless you also carry the right knowledge on how to use them, and the correct attitude. There are many who will advocate carrying a gun.  Certainly you have that right, but the more lethal weapons carry a greater responsibility and constant training. Pepper Spray, Stun Guns or other Personal protection products are not the answer for every situation but having a self defense product and knowing how to use it develops a sense of confidence that in and of itself can be a life saver. I personally carry a canister of pepper spray wither I’m walking my puppy, or just out and about.  Only when enough citizens come together and take the proper steps to protect our home, our families and our selves, can we truly take a bite out of crime. 

 

By Victor Swindell, owner of PepperEyes.com, a division of Swindell Enterprises. PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking personal responsibility to protect themselves, and their families with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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