Defense Against Crime


Russians don’t take a dump, son, without a plan

Filed under: Crime Prevention,Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 2:51 PM
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This movie line is from the Hunt for Red October, but it illustrates an important concept of planning and being ready for what could happen. In 2008 there was one violent crime occurred every 22.8 seconds, an assault every 37.8 seconds, one robbery every 1.2 minutes, one forcible rape every 5.9 minutes, and one burglary every 14.2 seconds. This is according to the data compiled at the United States Department of Justice, and based on reported crime data.  However even with these facts most people are of the mindset that they ‘won’t be a victim of crime’, or ‘it won’t happen to me.’ Some think that that home alarm is all they need to be protected from a home burglary, or that the personal protection product they have now makes them impervious to attacks.  No matter what you have, if you don’t know how to use it, you can be in even more danger, and have anything just gives you a tool to fight back. However, what good will pepper spray do you, stuck in the bottom of your purse? What good will your TASER or Stun Gun do you, if you don’t have a clue on what to do with it.

  You need to practice and train with your products and become familiar with it. You need to know how to properly use them, and wield them with confidence and skill. Your local law enforcement may have some information on local self defense workshops. If you can’t find them locally, you can usually find internet resources’ to assist you in learning the how to best use your products.  However, for lethal products such as hand guns or non-lethal products such as Tasers, I strongly suggesting a training/certification course. In some places it is required.

  Have you ever thought what you would do in case of a fire in your house? They same thing should happen with crimes. Mentally rehearse what you will if you find yourself to be a targeted crime victim.

 Let’s look at the scenarios

You are walking to your car after shopping in the mall, with bags in your hands and you notice a guy following you. What will you do?

You are out jogging and a plain white van keeps going by you. What will you do?

You are at home sitting your lazy boy reading the paper or watching TV and all of a sudden some kicks your door in. What will you do?

Just came home from shopping at your going to your door with those packages, and someone runs up behind you. What will you do?

You are at the ATM and you just got your cash, and all of a sudden your car gets hit from behind by a car with two guys in it. What will you do?

That nice guy you’ve been dating goes for Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde, and wants to rape you, in your residence. What will you do?


What would you do?

What can you do?

What is you plan?

 If you have Pepper Spray – Practice

  • Can you get to it when you need it?
  • Can you use it effectively?

 If you have a stun gun – Practice

  • Can you get to it when you need it?
  • Can you use it effectively?

Whatever you have – Practice.  Practice and rehearse so that you have the ability to use what you have quickly and effectively?

You don’t want to be like Barney Fife with his gun. When the need arises, you don’t want to fumble, drop of misuse your only form of protection.



Imagine this – you have a stun gun, but your attacker tries to take it from you. Does your stun gun have a disabling feature?  If not, what are you going to do?  This is why it is so important to react quickly, have a clear course of action so that you can reflexively-in an instant to successfully defend yourself.  The time you have to recognize an assault and bring the stun gun to action may be less than a few seconds.

I generally tell people to keep their personal protection product in their hand, so there is no need to try to find it when they need it. If you are walking alone, especially in an area that is not well lit. It is not a bad idea to have one in your car, your home, place of work (if possible), and of course with you to cover any contingency.

A short burst of 200,000 volts or more from a Stun Gun will allow you up to 3 minutes or more to escape, subdue the assailant, or get help. That is the amazing 3 minute cure for the common assault.

Women are particularly vulnerable, especially those who work late at night, those in sales positions, real estate agents, and those who live alone. They in particular need non lethal self defense products such as an effective stun gun or pepper spray.

Literally thousands of police departments carry and use stun guns or use pepper spray. Why wouldn’t you?

By Victor Swindell, owner of, a division of Swindell Enterprises. is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions .In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.


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