It is critical to keep an open mind, especially about issues of security. Your loved ones, your property, your business and even you yourself could be under attack at any time. Being prepared is the best way to ensure that you and yours are safe at all times. Even so there will be many occasions when you can’t avoid being in dangerous situations. After all nobody is going to stop living a normal life just because threats abound. So, you need to look around for options to protect yourself or help your loved ones protect themselves when attacked suddenly.
The Youngsters Face Daily Threats
Young ones children, teens and very young adults at college or university – are probably the most at risk population. It is appropriate that you should educate them on how to raise an alarm as well as use certain self-defense weapons. The commonest is the pepper spray which is a powerful inflammatory agent made out of hot cayenne and other peppers. As long as it is handled with care, it will give a teen enough time to escape to safety and raise an alarm as it causes a powerful burning sensation, temporary blindness, restricted breathing, and disorientation when sprayed on the face of a would-be assailant.
Precautions to follow include not holding up your arm as it gives the other person time to knock away your arm and use it on you as well as checking that the wind is not blowing your way. Then using the spray would prove counter-productive. Since it can be used at a distance of 5-10 feet, any girl/woman can stop a potential rapist before he has a chance to get close enough to her to make her helpless.
Family Elders Need Self-defense Too
Not just youngsters but family elders would also do well to carry a can of pepper spray, or at least a stun gun or TASER both non-lethal paralyzing weapons will disable an assailant and enable them to get away to safety. Some stun guns are disguised as cell phones and wouldn’t arouse anyone’s suspicions if you or your loved ones carry them.
Hardy people living in remote areas, especially the hills, often prefer to keep a personal defense shotgun to ward off attacks on their homes and ranches. At actual self-defense ranges of 3-7 yards where shotguns are used for home defense, shotguns need to be aimed like a rifle. However, a deafening shotgun blast is extremely disorienting. Most home defenders would have tremendous difficulty orienting themselves for follow-up shots, or other tactical operations.