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Tag Archives: self defense
Now I have seen all kinds of information on the internet that has been posted about the use of wasp spray for self-defense. The first time I saw it, I questioned it’s use for several reasons, since then I have done additional research on the subject and can find nothing that would convince me it works. Plus, in any self-defense situation, you must know the law as it applies to different scenarios. For that purpose, this book about the law and self-defense is a must have.
- There is no real proof that it works, all the information is just somebody’s story.
Something that every prepper should be concerned about is self-defense. Every day, it seems we read about home invasion robberies. In times of economic or other troubles, these could become even more common. If you can legally own a firearm and are trained in their use, firearms are always your best choice for self defense. However, you absolutely must know how the law applies, and that is why this book about the law and self-defense should be in every gun-owner’s stash of books.
However, there are many people who for one reason or another cannot legally own firearms. This always puts them at somewhat of a disadvantage when it comes to self defense. …Read More...
A while back, I wrote an article discussing the best choices of weaponry for people who cannot for any one of various reasons possess firearms (http://bit.ly/13Rip4e/). At that time, I recommended the use of a short sword or cutlass and a can of pepper spray. Since then I have had discussions on the subject with several experienced police officers.
They all agree that the cutlass is legal in California. Wearing it on the street may even be legal but would cause you a problem. Somebody would panic. The suggestion of a riot baton was made. In California the possession of a baton/ billy, even in your home can be charged as a felony. …Read More...
A lot of us live in areas that are gun unfriendly or for other reasons cannot or choose not to carry a gun. One good alternative is canes, walking sticks or umbrellas. They can be quite effective for self-defense and you can take them into places you would never get a gun or knife.
This is an especially good choice for older people; sometimes a young person will be questioned if they don’t look handicapped. If you are reasonably well dressed and carry the right type of cane, walking stick or umbrella they go right through metal detectors.
What is a good choice for a cane or walking stick to carry? …Read More...