It can be very worrying to know that, everywhere in the world, there is a crime happening, and it can take place anytime at the most unexpected moments. 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. The crime rates on just about every country in the world seem to undergo a fluctuation, which means that something bad can happen all of a sudden, and this statistic can really be disturbing.
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. Knowing measures of self-defense tools have a huge importance in saving your life and the lives of those around you, in moment urgency. Here are a few tools that may come in handy in cases of danger.
Number 1. Everyday Items – Some people may not know this, but there are quite a number of things found at home that will be useful in disabling an attacker when the situation calls for it. In fact, even something simple as a couple of keys in a person’s pocket would be sufficient to stop criminals on their tracks. Placing the key on open palms, slipped out between the gap of your two fingers, then closing them in to a tight fist. This can really be very painful if used as makeshift knuckles, and for sure, criminals will be bleeding everywhere. A pen, like a key, plain it may look, but can be used as a stabbing device that can cause pain. 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 – device which is practically 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 current that, comes with the risk of causing cessations in breathing and might induce heart beats, causing death. 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. You can make an attacker defenseless, since this can cause short-term blindness and irritation to the eyes, when sprayed. Pepper sprays are very handy, and like stun guns they are as popular, and 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.