Did you know that a violent crime occurs every 26 seconds? Or that 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape and 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence? Don’t be a statistic! There are easy to use, highly effective, non-lethal safety products that will empower and equip you to defend yourself.
My favorite personal protection product is my stun gun and I don’t leave home without it.
A stun gun is a pain compliance tool. It disrupts muscle activity by creating electrical impulses, sending nerve cells that control your muscles into chaos, causing pain and involuntary contraction. This period of pain and disorientation of the attacker allows you time to get away.
Studies have shown that most attackers are looking for one main characteristic in their victim… an easy target. Parking lots are a common location for attacks. The assailant is often waiting and watching for their victim.
This is one of the advantages to carrying a non-lethal weapon in your hand. It sends a message, “Not me stalker!”
Another advantage to carrying a stun gun is that it can be used as a deterrent by firing off a warning shot. Avoiding or deterring an altercation by simply having the stun gun in your hand, or firing a warning shot is the ideal situation. If need be, the next step is to drive the stun gun forcefully into the assailant, ideally a sensitive area.
Many women wonder why they would carry a stun gun if they also carry a gun. I believe the answer is that we should layer our protection. The stun gun provides an opportunity to avoid being targeted in the first place simply by having it in sight. Also, not all situations call for lethal force.
Another common misconception is that a stun gun and taser are the same weapon. They are not. A taser is a brand. A taser shoots probes at the target, typically within a range of 15-20 feet. It is one and done as both probes must make contact with the attacker. A stun gun has prongs which must make contact with the target.
Each of the stun guns includes a flashlight to increase your situational awareness, a disable pin which prevents the device from being used against you and a lifetime warranty.
The Gotcha Stun device is one of my favorites.
In addition to the stun feature and flashlight, it includes a high-pitched alarm and is disguised to look like a camera.
The Little Ringer and Get A Grip fit perfectly in your hand and come in a variety of colors allowing you to carry your protection in style.
The Striking Distance is ideal for walkers or to be kept bedside. It is a 16-inch long stun baton with stun strips on each side allowing a greater reach and safe zone to ward off an attacker.
Carrying personal protection provides a sense of empowerment knowing that you have a way of protecting yourself should you need one.
Walk through life with strength, courage and confidence!
To learn more about these Stun Guns and how you can equip yourself in style, visit Damsel in Defense.
I believe that woman should not be afraid to travel. Whether your wandering takes you to a coffee shop in a nearby city, or across the ocean, feeling confident that you can protect yourself is empowering. From understanding situational awareness, knowing how and when to use personal safety products and developing the confidence to step out of your comfort zone, I will teach you the tips and tricks to wander wisely.