Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Self Defense

If you are considering obtaining a self-defense device:

  • Check with your local police department to determine which devices are:
    • Legal
    • Most effective
    • Recommended
  • Consider:
    • Pepper spray
    • Tear gas
    • Taser
    • Heavy metal tube to use on pressure points
    • Extender which allows you to use your keys to hit attacker

After obtaining a self-defense device:

  • Don’t develop a false sense of security just because you have a self-defense device
  • Keep the self-defense device hidden where children, etc. can’t find it or reach it
  • Be prepared to get away from potential attackers as quickly as feasible
  • Try out self-defense device (e.g., so you’ll get a feel for how to aim, how far away you should use it)

If you think you are about to be attacked:

  • Avoid getting too close to potential attackers
  • Get away from the potential attacker as quickly as possible

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