Crime is something that happens around the world, and we can never tell where or when it will happen, which causes worry for most of us. It’s because of this that people continue to live in fear and distress, hoping that they won’t have to encounter any situations that could lead to crimes being committed upon them. Crime rate in almost every country seems to undergo fluctuation, this means something bad can suddenly happen, and this statistic can be very concerning.
Even those who think they are pretty safe within the four walls of their homes might experience crimes such as home invasion, theft and other more heinous acts, thus proving that crime can indeed happen anywhere, anytime. Therefore, it is important for people to acquire a few measures of self- defense tools in order to provide themselves, their loved ones and relatives the necessary protection to avoid any unfortunate events from taking place. Below are some tools which can be used in moment of unexpected danger.
Number 1. Everyday Items – in reality there are a lot of things we can find lying around the house that can be used to disable attacker whenever the situation is suitable. Even something so simple such as keys found in someone’s pocket can be sufficient on stopping a criminal on their track. What you need to do is place the them in on your palms, closing your hand into a fist, letting the keys to slip out the gaps of your fingers. As substitute for knuckles, this might be very painful, but it might grant you some time to escape, because this ensures that it will send the criminals bleeding. Even a pen is very useful since it can be used as a puncturing device that will be painful as well. A cell phone is also effective, although those who cherish just how expensive their smart phones are would probably be too dumb to even think of such an idea.
Number 2. Stun Gun – a device that is safe for use. This will not be enough to harm an opponent to the point of death, since it only uses approximately 0.0003 amps. Any higher than that, and there’s a risk that someone might get killed, since it can cause cessations in breathing, and would most likely induce problems with heart beats. But, in the court of law this will not be seen as murder, rather it is sel-defense.
Number 3. Pepper spray – with one canister you can daze quite a few criminals that has harmful intentions. When used, it can disperse a chemical which can cause short-term blindness to the assailant, irritating their eyes and leaving them unable to defend themselves. These are just as popular as stun guns and are also non-lethal. For ordinary citizens, these are effective and helpful tools that can be used in self- defense. We all want to believe that no harm will ever come to our families, but the reality of today’s society is there are individuals, who make it their mission in life to prey on others. Being alert in any situation, whether in daylight or not, will save you a lot of pain. Walking to your car on an empty ally, you should always look around for anything suspicious. If ever there is anyone intending to rob or harm you, they will know that you are not an easy target, and they would likely leave you alone and find someone else to be their victim.