The Controversy About Stun Guns

You take with you in a situation all the good and bad practices that you learned in your training routine. If your tactics in your training consist of fancy kicks and wide movements, which require you to have a lot of room, you will automatically do the same when your adrenaline kicks in an assault. That will really hinder you if you are fighting for survival in a confined area with furniture or other items around, such as an office, living room, or bedroom. Your self-defense training should also focus on the mind/spirit as well. Self-defense is more mental than physical. Regardless of how efficient your self-defense moves are, if you don’t get your mind right for fighting, you will certainly immobilize.

Even though the stun guns’ electrical current charge is non-lethal, there are many controversies surrounding the use of stun guns as weapons and a self-defense tool. The debate is focused on justifying the use of the stun gun. There is talk that in some cases, health issues are thought to be because of the use of a stun gun.

Manufacturers instructions and disclaimers warn that the prolong exposure to the electrical current given by a stun gun can be possibly fatal.
The United Nations reports that the use of stun guns can be a method of torture because of the pain they cause some individuals, or death in certain instances.

They are also banned because of their increased potential for abuse. There have been several cases of excessive stun gun usage as a form of torture. It is said that stun guns are utilized to bring pain on individuals that are cruel.

Stun guns don’t cause the markings that other beatings can, so the cases of abuse are just allegations.

There are also uncertainties about the effectiveness of stun guns as a self-defense weapon. Many folks carry some sort of stun gun or taser on them for protection, but without the right training, the stun gun/taser is useless.

Tips for Women to Stay Safe

Self-defense Tips for Women

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

These tips aren’t just for the busy holidays season. It’s all about sustaining your awareness all year long. Obey these tips and you can safeguard yourself from being one of this year’s assault statistics.

1. Walking up to my vehicle, did I look around or see anyone near it? Am I walking with my packages in a cart or carrying all of them in my hand? Offenders interviewed say they look to attack a woman who is walking alone and not aware of her surroundings. Always put your bags in a cart. This gives you plenty of time to act if someone is moving towards you. If you’re carrying bags, this makes your hands useless to protect yourself and provides a criminal with a bonus.

2. Do I have my keys ready in my hand before leaving the store giving me self-defense protection? Again, awareness plays a big part. Also, with a key in hand, it can be an excellent weapon if you’re abruptly grabbed.

3. Am I talking on the cell phone or texting? Not paying attention? Paying attention is imperative. Take care of all that in the store. The parking lot is not the place to have your head down texting or checking your email.

If I am approached by someone, no matter how heavy my bags are, it is okay to turn them down. Remember, offenders will do and say anything they can to gain your trust and let your guard down. If a stranger wants to assist you with your bags, tell them no thank you. If they still insist, tell them no again. Criminal interviews showed that they will try to play on a victim sensibilities to gain approach to the vehicle, the keys, or a purse. This is when the criminal moves in for the attack: when your guard is down and you least expected it.

Firearms and Protecting Your Family

I received this letter from one of my blog followers and I thought I would pass it on to you.

I am grateful for the 2nd Amendment. Having labored in law enforcement for numerous years, I fully know that most often, police respond to a call well after the assault has taken place. Therefore, crime prevention is handed over to the individual.

Long ago, I came to the decision that my home and family would be protected by firearms. This is a choice that may not be possible for all. Thinking that pointing a gun towards an intruder will be all that is needed to safeguard your family, could be a grave mistake. Protecting with a firearm commands a mindset of being capable of using that firearm, to pull the trigger if the circumstance requires it, and continuing to do so until the threat is over. This may sound cruel, but veteran criminals will most likely be able to tell if a home owner is using his weapon for show or is truly serious about using it.

There have been many instances where a home owner didn’t have the mind set to really use his/her gun, only to have it taken away by the intruder and getting injured or killed by their own weapon.

Everyone residing under my roof has gotten extensive training in the usage of firearms and are quite skillful in their use. Having guns in the home also necessitates extensive precautions in terms of safety. All my firearms are kept in either my large gun safe or in handgun safe boxes, away from tiny fingers as well as out of their sight. Only after their bed time will I have my handgun/shotgun out by our bed, as well as my charged cell phone is next to our bed during that time.