When it comes to protecting yourself there is a sea of choices out there. The question is why most people choose not to protect themselves. Let’s be honest the world today is not the safe place we like to imagine it. With personal and property crime rising at an alarming rate there is no reason not to protect yourself. Crime is present in ever last community in the United States and it doesn’t discriminate by age, race, or gender.
This does not imply that everyone needs to build their own bunker and prepare for the Apocalypse. It means everyone should take a few simple steps to ensure the safety of your family, your home, and yourself. This doesn’t require anything drastic like taking martial arts classes or a home security makeover. It can be as easy as carrying a bottle of pepper spray or keeping your windows locked.
The fact is, most people don’t protect themselves due to lack of education around the subject. The reason for this stems from a preexisting mindset that most believe. This comes back to the majority of people thinking it involves long hard hours taking self defense classes or a very costly security system. Well the world needs to know this could not be further from the truth. In fact some of the items that will keep you safe do not require a single penny.
Let’s start with keeping yourself safe. This is easiest out of all the different types of safety and security. Honestly, there is massive amount of different products and techniques for keeping yourself safe. Some of the most coming is to use self defense weapons. These include items such as pepper spray and stun guns. These are the ones you will hear about most often.
Let’s start with pepper spray. This is the most effective and least problematic out of most self defense products. Pepper spray comes in many shapes and sizes that all carry a powerful punch. The main ingredient is Oleoresins Capsicum which is more commonly referred to as red pepper. A short 1-3 second burst will bring almost anyone to their knees. The best part is this incredible stopping power can be used at a range of up to 10 feet. There is no question why pepper spray is the number one choice for college students and women. All that power on top of being super easy to find and purchase makes pepper spray a tough contender in the world of self defense products.
Another heavy weight contender is a stun gun. These bad boys mean business and any criminal caught on the wrong end of one of these will not last long. Most stun guns deliver a low amperage high voltage shock that completely disorientates the nervous system. The units can range from 20k volts all the way up to 1 million volts. They are inexpensive to buy and come in many shapes and sizes.
Most people believe they are extremely dangerous and pose a risk to anyone they are used on. This is just a myth. They are not 100% safe , but hey neither is your dinner fork. Most police officers carry stun guns and most law enforcement agencies require all officers that carry them to experience them. This is on top of the hundreds of criminals that meet the business end of stun guns every year. The reported injuries by stuns guns is very low, making them a safe means of protecting yourself.