USING MACE AS AN EFFECTIVE SELF-DEFENCE WEAPON
Amongst the illustrious list of Presidents of the U.S.A., the name Kennedy is both famous and infamous. Did you know that male members of the Kennedy clan, past and present, are amongst the worst offenders when it comes to sexual predatory behavior? The names of President John F Kennedy, ‘JFK’, and his youngest brother, Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy come to mind. We next had JFK’s nephew, William Kennedy Smith, accused of raping Patty Baldwin on March 29, 1991, while his uncle, Ted Kennedy was seen chasing another woman at 0400 the next morning, clad only in a T-shirt. What can you expect of the average street offender?
Street crimes and rape are live problems that haunt the country. As of 31 Dec 2013, ththere've been over 1.2 million street crimes/muggings in 2013. Somewhere in the U.S., a woman is raped every 2 minutes, states the U.S. Department of Justice. Though numbers dropped last decade, statistics for 2009 showed that the U.S. had the ninth highest per capita rate of rapes in the world, with an average in excess of 90,000 per year for the period 2003-08, the highest in the world. Much more needs to and can be done to safeguard our womenfolk, allow them freedom of movement and banish their fear of victimization. This is equally true for our men, both young and old.
Public outrage and demands for extreme punitive action have forced authorities to take a long and serious look at crimes against teenage boys and girls, particularly raping of girls. Programs like setting up of crisis centres in colleges, counselling for victims to reduce traumatic psychological damage, stricter laws, faster police response, awareness of areas to be avoided, travelling in groups and in a car, classes in martial arts, increased sympathy and near-eradication of ostracism of rape victims have had salutary effects, reflected in the drop in numbers of rapes. Muggings and street crimes, however, show no change in numbers.
States must hand out deterring punishments. A minimum of ten years in prison without parole must be enforced. The rapist must be kept on watch thereafter for five years. Sadly, most victims knew they were treading a path fraught with danger, yet they did not take adequate precautions to defend themselves if attacked. In any case, all teenagers in high school must be taught martial arts as a method of self-defence. Weapons like guns may not be available to all, nor do women find them convenient to carry or use, unless they have a handbag. Even then, getting a gun out and actually using it is a very difficult task and increases the would-be perpetrator’s anger.
Another inescapable fact is that mugging and rape can never be eradicated. What you can do is minimize it. You must learn self-defence. Carry a licensed gun if authorized and if you sincerely believe you will be able to use it. However, chances are that you will not be in such a position. So why not go for a simple and proven system of self-defence? Mace has been the most popular form of self-defence for decades.
Consider its properties:
“Mace is committed to protecting you and your family with a huge selection of self-defence and personal safety products, but our most popular product is the famous Mace Pepper Spray. Yes, Mace uses chloroaceto-phenone along with other tear gases and is not legal in the USA, but our Pepper sprays are as good and a non-lethal and humane form of self-defence. Most Mace pepper sprays are easily carried: on a key chain, on person while strolling at night or in your pocket as you jog on deserted tracks.”
Mace is available in the USA as a spray or a gel. I recommend the “Triple Action Pepper Spray. The pepper content causes the eyes to slam shut and uncontrollable choking. The tear gas causes profuse tear formation and disorientation. This combination is a powerful self-defence spray. This formula also contains UV dye to invisibly mark an assailant which may aid in identification”. Some people prefer our Pepper Gel in windy areas, since winds affect the spray range. The Gel is sticky, unlike the liquid of the pepper sprays and sprays up to 18 feet, which is farther than our other sprays. Pepper Gel also contains UV dye. Mace sells 43 self-defence products, so you might consider visiting their official website.The effect of Mace varies from person to person. An individual who is systematically trained on countering it by starting with a mild dosage, building up very slowly with time, can reach a phase where the spray’s effect is minimal. This is a hypothetical scenario, as you cannot foresee a person putting his eyes at risk for a possible eventuality in the future. Users like riot control forces may go through an indoctrination course. We have, however, found that people who are intoxicated or in a drug-induced stupor are the least affected. But such people can be easily overpowered.
I strongly advise you to buy this inexpensive spray or gel and protect yourself from bodily harm in the future. Use it, render your attacker impotent, get away quickly from the scene and call 911.