When you take the initiative in your personal protection you are simply being smart. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I carry defense spray with me on a daily basis and only hope that others are doing the same. Whether it is pepper sprays, stun guns or a taser gun it’s a wise decision. Some people I know that have seen the pepper spray hanging on my keychain react by chuckling or making the comment you carry pepper spray? Well, yes I do carry pepper spray because I’m being proactive in my defense. These individual’s don’t seem to get it as many out there also. They act as though it’s unnecessary and I’m being paranoid. I and you alike shouldn’t think of carrying any weaponry as being paranoid, rather being prepared for an event you may not want to find yourself in. Who’s the smarter person here?
By spraying the pepper spray in this guys face it will give me a better chance of escaping unharmed. Now I don’t know about you but doesn’t it make better sense to carry a self defense weapon than have nothing to help you defend yourself?
In today’s times with the crime rates out of control and only getting worse it’s almost a sure bet that you or I will come across an attacker in our lifetime, especially women. We are targeted more as we are considered to be the weaker of the sexes. The thought of this makes me angry however this is a great part of our society today and we have to deal with it.
A couple of ways to becoming proactive is to pay attention to your surroundings. It’s like riding a motorcycle, you have to have eyes around your entire head, looking, checking to see if someone is following you or lurking behind a car or in the bushes. This is very important as you are running around doing errands, going to work, the gym or whatever it is you need to do. Take precaution when parking your vehicle. Try to stay in well-lit areas and park as close to the building entrance as possible. When leaving the building to go to your vehicle it’s also important that you are watching. Someone can be following you out of the building as well. Make sure you have your keys in ready mode so you aren’t fumbling for them at the vehicle.
Walking with extreme confidence like you have a purpose is also crucial. Holding your head high, looking straight away instead of down at your feet gives the attacker the sense of self strength in you, for this reason he may not want to take you on. He would much rather seek out his next victim who appears to be easily intimidated and weak.
Bottom line here is we should be carrying self defense devices for our personal protection. Take action in preparing for your personal safety and pay attention. You can only help yourself or a loved one by doing this. It’s alright to carry, be proactive and take control of your defense even if nothing ever happens and we hope it never will, at least you would have been prepared unlike so many others who are not.