Personal Protection In The Age of COVID-19

The news lately has been full of stories of people fighting over water and toilet paper, etc. In Georgia, one poor man was stabbed with a broken bottle of wine over a case of water bottles. Take a population rapidly exiting the workforce and add in a shortage of basic supplies, and you get an increase in crime.

Are you prepared to protect yourself and your family?

If you’re not, today is the day to get started. Below are some items, ranging in expense and effectiveness, for you to consider. Please NOTE, it’s important to check and make sure that these are allowed in your particular state. Also, most won’t pass a TSA checkpoint, so keep that in mind.

Alarm

If you’re the non-violent type and still believe in the goodness of humanity, get an alarm for your keychain. This one packs a wallop with 140db of screeching sound that can be heard as far away as 600 feet. This is good for calling attention to your plight quickly and loudly, in hopes that the attacker will run away, or someone will hear and come to your aid.

Pepper Gel

If you want to be a bit more aggressive, try a little pepper gel. This is similar to pepper spray except that it virtually ends wind blowback and sprays up to 18 feet. This is designed to incapacitate someone while you run away and get help, or go on the attack yourself. This particular spray comes with an online link where you can be trained on how to use it.

Tactical Keychains

The great thing about tactical keychains is that most people won’t even notice you have one. The bad thing about them is that you have to be really close to someone to use it. Still, if someone grabs you and you stab them in the thigh with this device or this killer cat, they’ll feel it. (The cat is illegal in many states, so again, if you’re interested in any of these, do your homework.)

Guns

A gun is the ultimate self-defense weapon but despite what you may have heard, they are not sold over the counter at WalMart. Believe it or not, you can’t just order one from the internet, not unless you’re a Federally Licensed Firearms dealer (FFL), anyway. While you can BUY a gun online, you can’t HAVE the gun shipped to you. It must go to an FFL dealer where you can pick it up after you’ve done a background check.

If you’re unfamiliar with the different types of guns, you definitely want to purchase one in person. Take a gun safety course, try out a few, and talk to the experts about what you need.

To own a gun is one thing, but carrying a concealed gun is much different. You must have a Consent-To-Carry permit in most states so be sure and check what your local laws are before carrying one.

Choose the method of self-defense that best suits your lifestyle. If you wouldn’t shoot a gun at a raging bear, then stick to the pepper gel. The important thing is to figure out what you need to defend yourself and get prepared!

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