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Self Defense Weapons – what are your choices?

If you are wondering what your choices are in Self Protection Weapons much of that will depend on where you live but even in restrictive states there are still plenty of good options available to you for protection purposes.

Everyone knows the basic defense products like pepper spray or stun guns but those items can be restricted where you live so be sure to check out the stun gun laws and pepper spray laws so you have a better idea of what you can purchase. If you are in a state that does not allow them there is still hope.

Personal Alarms

130 decibel personal safety alarm with flashlightThese panic alarms are a great alternative should you live in a restrictive state. They are perfect for all ages including children and in fact, it is highly recommended to teach your children to carry and use one should some stranger try to grab or hurt them.

What they do is drop and start kicking, screaming and firing off the personal alarm which is usually 110-130db and will grab some attention and hopefully scare off the creep. This holds true for anyone of any age or sex really. All you do is pull the pin out of it to make the device start screaming for help. Even if your attacker grabs it from you he won’t be able to turn it off without putting the pin back in it and by that time you should be gone!

Personal panic alarms are very inexpensive and easy to use and carry so it really is something you should consider carrying all the time. Besides helping to scare off an attacker it can be used to signal for help when lost or stranded in the woods when camping or hiking. There are tons of situations where having 130 decibels of screaming alarm can come in handy and I bet you can too. Definitely worth a look.

Retractable Steel Batons -

extendable steel baton with holsterThese Self Defense Batons are not able to be sold, carried or possessed by any resident of California. For the rest of us, although you still want to talk to local law enforcement before you carry one on your person or in your vehicle, these devices are great to have on hand when needed.

For you to use retractable batons all you do is flick your wrist or swing your arm down towards the ground if doing a wrist flip and at a downward angle if doing an arm swing.

Once the Telescopic Baton is open it should lock allowing you to use it to jab them in the body or even an eye. This is also handy should you ever become trapped or come across someone trapped in a car with the windows up and need it get the window broke quickly. A steel baton will make quick work of this for you.

You can find and buy expandable batons online for an average of $19-199.00. This of course varies with size (standard sizes are 16, 21 or 26 inch) and with the manufacturer as with some you pay for the name but is definitely a worthy Self Defense Weapon.

Kubotan key-chain self defense weaponThese little key-chain Self Defense Weapons are often misspelled kubatons since they are essentially little batons. The are often made from various types of metals and from different types of wood including bamboo and even composite materials and plastics. Depending on the type you choose they can vary drastically in weight and durability.
Kubotans usually are only around $5-10.00 and can be found all over including the internet. With this or any other type of weapon it doesn’t hurt to consult your local police prior to purchase to ensure you can legally carry one of these items on your key chain.
To use you can hold it like a handle and use it to turn your keys into a mace essentially and you would use it to swing at your attacker to get them to back off and leave. You can also use them to jab at an attacker that grabs you from behind and has his arm around your neck or mouth. In that circumstance as in most, aim for the groin if possible but the face is good too!
A Kubotan can also be used to help get you out of a car that is maybe upside down, on fire or even submerged. It can be used to help break out a window and get you free.
For five to ten dollars it is more than worth the money costs to get one as it is for all of the other Self Defense Items mentioned here.
No matter which you choose you should at least choose one!

Woman fights off attacker with Pepper Spray

In Bellevue Washington a 23 year old woman owes her life to her quick thinking, bravery and her Pepper Spray. Had she not had all three things going for her than the attacker that occurred Friday night could have ended much differently.

It was about 11:30pm and the young woman exited the bus at her stop when a man got off the bus as well and began following her.

The attacker then grabbed her from behind and tried to drag her off the road but she was fighting him. Well done BTW! He got mad and punched her in the face a few times but she managed to get to her Pepper Spray and gave him a blast.

He took off running and although she was injured, she still won that run in. I wouldn’t say to fight if they want your purse because things aren’t worth your life but when it comes to your person, fight!

I am glad that she, or someone that cares about her, had the foresight to purchase her a Pepper Spray which was vital in this attack.

A Stun gun would have been helpful as well but one self defense weapon is better than none when it comes down to it. A witness at the scene summed it all up when they said “At least she had pepper spray. Normal people, we don’t usually carry that, though. That’s very scary.”

I have to agree for less than 20 bucks you can help yourself or someone you love have that edge they need to stay safe in an attack and not to do that, well it is scary.

Read the news story here http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/crime-law/punched-face-woman-fights-attacker-pepper-spray/nPMJ6/

Stay safe out there and well done young lady I am very happy you prevailed!

Charles Dougherty

Just months after being stabbed 32 times a young woman continues her life

On January 24th, 20 year old Melissa Dohme, was trying to get some sleep because she had a nine o’clock class the next day but she kept getting calls and texts from Robert Lee Burton Jr., her ex-boyfriend.

It seems he was begging and crying for her to just come outside and give him a hug and sadly she did. She grabbed her keys and pepper spray and went outside and was immediately attacked by her lowlife ex.

He began punching and stabbing her and bear in mind he is 250ish pounds and 6 foot 4 inches to her meager 5 foot frame. At one point he must not have been satisfied with the damage his pocket knife was doing to her so he went to his truck and got a much larger knife and then began using that on her.

32 times that coward stabbed her until he finally decided he had done enough to her and he left. Some good Samaritans came by and tried to stop him while the attack took place but the guy scared them off and he continued attack until he felt like stopping.

Thankfully a police officer was close by and came and got emergency services on the way. Poor Melissa lost a ton of blood from him hitting arteries and how she made it is pure inner strength because that attack would have killed most people.

They need to execute this trashy little bastard, slowly! He really needs to pay a price. Thankfully she is getting her life back on track but once again it is all due to her inner strength and force of will.

Now to switch gears to have some good come from this let’s pull some life lessons from this. To ALL of the women out there in the world there is one thing you need to understand…any man that puts his hands on you in anger is no real man and does not give the smallest care for you.

No man would EVER hurt the woman he loves…period! The day he hurts you should be the last day he sees you. Change you number if needed, change your habits and hangouts, hell even change friends if needed just stay away from the bastard.

NEVER, EVER fall for the “I’ll never do it again” B.S line because that is what it is. If he cared about you and was a real man he would never let himself get drunk and/or angry enough to get to the point of wanting to actually physically hurt you. It just doesn’t work that way.

Let them beg, let them cry…just turn off your phone or call the police. NEVER, EVER meet with them or let them in your home after they have hurt you. Bad things will generally occur if you do and it has happened countless times. It could just be another beating but it could be much worse like Melissa found out. Stay away at any cost.

Also for the good Samaritans, especially the man who tried to intervene in Melissa’s attack, had he had a Stun gun or his own Pepper Spray he may have been able to stop the attack right then and there. Not trying to put the man down, he did try when others would have run.

Personally, I would have Pepper sprayed him in the eyes (I always have one on me), chopped him in the throat (right in the Adam’s apple) and then grabbed him by the back of the head and introduced him to my knees, both of them. Big boy or not, he will drop with a few well placed knees to the face especially after a good throat chop taking away his breath and pepper spray burning his throat and eyes, trust me.

This is the perfect example of why guys needs to carry self defense weapons as well as women. You may never need it to defend yourself but you may be able to use it to protect someone else! Think about it.

Please stay safe out there ladies. To Melissa, I wish you all the best in life because you damn well deserve it!

Charles Dougherty

Man tries to kill his unborn child by stomping on the mother’s stomach

I use the word man very loosely when referring to this 28 year old piece of trash named Kenneth Turner in Minnesota. He got his ex-girlfriend pregnant and then last month he goes to her home, gets in a fight with her and then over a 3 hour period he attacked her.

This psycho kicked, punched and choked his ex repeatedly and then he ordered her to lie back on the bed and he then stomped on her stomach with both feet in order to kill the baby saying she didn’t deserve the baby.

By the time it was all over she was badly bruised and had abrasions all over her body but thankfully this scumbag didn’t succeed in killing his 2 month old baby. For this babies sake I hope it turns out not to be his child after all so this baby never has to ever have any contact with Turner in any way shape or form.

This little thug, when convicted, should be put down like the rabid dog he is. I personally am tired of paying out money to support these scumbags in prison. Anyone that would do what he did should not be pampered with 3 free hots and a cot, he should be euthanized.

To the young ladies out there, you really need to raise the bar on who you are breeding with because this guy is the bottom of the barrel and this young lady should never have been dumb enough to have unprotected sex with this thing and risk exactly what happened, she now has his baby in her.

Don’t ever let any man put his hands on you with violent intentions, the first time better be the last. Keep a good Pepper Spray or Stun Gun close in case you ever need to, well let’s say “explain” to a man, why he has no right to put his hands on you in anger.

Stay safe out there!

Charles Dougherty

The reason kids aren’t allowed to possess a stun gun

The short answer is simply because they are immature and too irresponsible to carry a weapon that although meant for self defense, can be used for offensive purposes.

Perfect example, in Florida today some little idiot teenager got into an argument with another teenager at the pool where they live decided to pull and use a Stun gun on the other kid.

The kid supposedly got the Stun Gun from the trash in his home and what it was doing there is beyond me. I think the parents of this little monster should be held legally accountable as well for allowing him to get access to the weapon.

Parents need to take more care and responsibility with their offspring. You decide to have children then you are on the hook for all problems they create when you don’t do your job.

Simple fact, even self defense weapons MUST be kept out of the hands of kids under the age of 18 and if you have a weapon you need to be careful your kids don’t get their hands on them.

Stay safe!

Charles Dougherty

Lowlife stages car accidents in order to attack women

31 year old Jaunton Carter will thankfully spend 28-34 years in prison after being convicted of first degree rape, two counts of first degree kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery, and three counts of common law robbery. Personally I think it should be even longer of a sentence and the time should be hard time on a chain gang.

Here is what this dirtbag pleaded guilty to doing. He would stage accidents with women and then attack them. The first that we are aware of happened back in February of 2010 when he rammed a woman’s car and when she got out he grabbed her and put his hand over her mouth. Luckily for her when he didn’t find money n her purse he just grabbed her cigarettes and left.

The next victims weren’t so lucky. He rammed a car that had two women in it! He then brandished a gun and joined them in their car. He made them drive him to an ATM while he fondled them both.

When he didn’t get more money he took both women to another area where he raped one of the women while the other had to watch. He then took 6 dollars from them and ran off.

30 minutes later he rammed another woman! Thankfully she about 300 bucks on her purse and he only took it and left after she got out to check the damage and he again pulled a gun.

He was identified through DNA left at the rape scene and was arrested in Georgia after he tried to flee North Carolina where he had committed all of these heinous crimes.

This guy has no business ever see the light of day outside of a prison because he has shown a complete and utter disregard for women.

This is a good lesson for women to remember… everyone… including the victims of this lowlife.. think it will never happen to them, but it can. You need to be on guard as you can see by this story even with a friend because just having someone with you doesn’t necessarily provide you with any additional safety.

If you are rear ended by another car you need to be on guard. This guy wasn’t the first to use this tactic on women and he won’t be the last. Don’t exit your car, they hit you, let them approach you which buys you a little safety since you are still in your car.

Call the police right away even if no one is hurt or there is much damage, call the police. Roll your window down part of the way and ask the person to return to their vehicle until the police arrive and you can then assess the damage.

Don’t let them use the “I’m in a hurry” line on you because they should have thought of that before the were dumb enough to run into the back of your vehicle.

Another thing which would be good is to have some type of self defense weapon in your car to afford you another layer of protection just like staying in your car. A good Pepper Spray, Stun gun or even a Taser would be helpful to have on hand in your car.

You may never ever need them and God willing that will be the case but it is far better to have them and not need them; than it is to need them and not have them.

Had only one of the pair of women that he attacked and raped had a Pepper Spray, Stun Gun or a Taser they may have been able to save themselves the trauma they have had to endure and the fact that they are both lucky to still be alive.

Stay safe and be prepared! It’s not just for Boy Scouts anymore.

Charles Dougherty

Victim uses Wrestling skills to fight attacker

While in a convenience store in South Carolina, a 25 year old unidentified male victim was about to pay for his purchase at the register when the scumbag behind him grabbed his 100 bucks and punched him in the face.

Being a wrestler. the young man employed the techniques taught to him trough that sport and attempted to subdue the man until police could arrive. Unfortunately the scumbag had 3 friends that helped to attack the victim and take his money as they escaped.

Luckily for the victim he only lost his money. Although I can understand the urge to fight off a thief you have to use common sense. The thief could have had a knife or even a gun and killed him while he tried to pull off his wrestling moves.

If you are going to risk your life to fight over a small amount of money you may still want to stack the deck in your favor as much as possible by having some type of self defense weapon.

A perfect example here was pepper spray. Had he had one on him he could have “blinded” his attacker and his friends allowing him the chance to escape or possibly restrain them all for the police.

A stun gun or Taser would not have been as effective since there were multiple attackers. I mean sometimes just you showing them to the attackers is enough to ward them off but if that doesn’t work than you may be screwed as neither of those devices are meant to help with multiple attacker scenarios.

No, the best bet here was a PepperSpray and in this instance you would mostly want a fog versus a stream pepper spray. The reason being is that it is much easier to throw up a wall of pain with the fog type of pepper spray than it would be to try and hit multiple people right in the eyes with a stream spray.

So the moral of the story here is that if you are going to rick your life trying to hold onto some money than be sure you have the right tools to skew things in your favor.

Stay safe out there!

Charles Dougherty

Best Stun Guns for Women

There are many great options available these days to the woman who wants to protect herself from attack and we are going to cover the Best Stun Guns for Women. Although most self-defense items are unisex, there are some which are better suited for women because of the type of item.

Here is a list of some of the Stun Guns that are perfect for Women:

Lipstick Stun GunJust like it sounds this item looks exactly like a lipstick making it perfect for the purse or pocket. Although it is only about 3 inches tall it packs a massive 950,000 Volts of scumbag deterring pain waiting to be unleashed with a simple press of a button!

Pen Stun Gun This is another item easily carried and used when needed. It is only 6 ½ inches long and only one inch wide making easily held even with small hands. It can deliver an over-whelming 1.2 million volts of electricity to your attacker.

Pretender Cell Phone Stun Gun - This looks just like a cell phone but you wouldn’t want to try to make a call on it. It doesn’t function as a phone and you just may zap yourself in the head with the unbelievable 4.5 million volts of agony that this baby can deliver. It is only 3.8 inches tall and comes with a holster if you prefer to wear in on your side or clip it to a purse strap rather than keep it inside of the purse or a pocket.

Multi-Function Stun Gun - The reason I added this item is its’ multi-function capabilities of being able to deliver 2.7 million volts of pain, provide you with an extremely loud personal alarm and emergency flashing light as well as a flashlight for times you need to see in the dark. Best of all is that this little wonder is only 4 ¾ inches tall making is very easy to carry and use.

You will probably notice that all of these items on this list are very small and easy to carry because unlike clothing for men, the clothing designed for women generally comes with very little pockets.

This makes all of these items perfect for carrying when you have little space to spare but still want to be sure you have some extra help should you need it.

Stay safe,

Charles Dougherty

Reasons to carry a Stun Gun in case of attack

There are many good reasons to carry a Stun Gun in case of an attack and very few not to keep one on you. Most victims never see their attacker coming which is exactly the way the criminals want it to be. This means you have very little time to react and any advantage you can give yourself the better your chances are of surviving the incident which is one main reason to carry a Stun Gun.

Unlike pepper spray which is meant for distances of usually 3 to 20 feet, a Stun Gun is used for an up close attack which means that the attacker needs to be within reaching distance in order to use it on them. The downside to all of this is that you will also be within reaching distance of your attacker.

Because the Stun Gun is meant for up close action it is very useful should you be attacked without seeing them coming and once the attacker has grabbed a hold of your body you can then send however many thousands of volts through his body.

One of the best features of a Stun Gun is that the voltage does not pass through your attacker and back into you unlike what is shown on television. No matter how long you hold it on them delivering voltage you can touch them without getting shocked. This is another great reason to carry one.

The last reason to carry a Stun Gun in case of attack is how good it is as a deterrent because criminals want the easiest victims they can find. If you see a threat coming and display your weapon to show you are not afraid and that you are ready to use it then you can deter most criminals who will just go look for someone who isn’t as prepared to defend themselves.

Criminals are cowards and with very little money or effort on your part you can make yourself a bad choice of victim and help to lower your odds of falling victim to attack.

5 Self Defense Weapons for Seniors

In your golden years the only thing you should have to worry about is how to enjoy the remainder of your life to the fullest but sadly that is not the case.

Now, more than ever, senior citizens need to worry about their personal safety and do what they need to in order to remain safe.

1. Auto Dialer alarm system for your home. Criminals enjoy preying on the elderly and this can keep you from coming home to an intruder. It will call you if it detects motion in your home and you can then call the police instead of walking in on the criminal.
2. Electronic Dog Chaser. This will help keep you safe as you walk around your neighborhood or local parks. It emits a 130db ultrasonic frequency as well as utilizing pulsing lights to scare off aggressive dogs. This is perfect for you as you walk your dog or simply walk by yourself out in public where there is a risk of an off leash dog attacking you.
3. Runt Mini Stun gun. It is a very small, light and easy to use stun gun. It fits nicely in your hand or pocket and can be used on the attacker even if he is touching you since the electricity will not pass through to you.
4. A small, lightweight Pepper Spray for your key chain. If you happen to use any type of wheel chair or walker, you can hide one in the pocket of the chair so you always have it on hand. Be sure to aim for the eyes and get to safety as quick as you possibly can.
5. Personal alarms. They are a must have addition to your safety tool chest. When you need assistance, having the 110db alarm can mean the difference between life or death. This is true for security as well as medical situations. Should you need help for any reason, a Personal alarm can help get you the attention you need.

All of the items on this list are lightweight and very easy to use which is something you should be sure any self defense weapon you may choose has for a feature.

The last thing you need is more stress when trying to protect yourself from an attack.

Stay safe!

The Judge