What do you say to people that don't won't defend themselves against bad people?

United States
May 25, 2008 1:03am CST
There are lots of really bad people in the world. And, I'm not talking about people who are just snippy. I mean, actual criminals. There are reports about it daily, on the news. So, I'm always surprised that some people still refuse to defend themselves against such predators. I have mentioned using pepper spray before to others and always get the response about it being illegal or hurting. Well, getting killed hurts too. And, if it's a choice between me spraying an attacker in the eyes and temporarily blinding him while I get away or me not coming home tonight. Excuse me, while I choose to live!Get some pepper spray! Or, a bat. You never know. I should totally do something like that. I know people complain and say that pepper spray is harsh, but then again, so is getting killed! I'm not talking about vigilante justice. I mean for times when someone might assault you in a parking lot. Or, if someone were to break into your home. How would you defend yourself? What's your view on this? Do you find it odd that criminals get more personal protection, than the average citizen? Do you think it's weird that average people are encouraged to do absolutely nothing to protect themselves from the most ruthless people in society?
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7 responses
@judy43 (299)
• United States
26 May 08
I agree with you. Criminals do seem to have more rights than victims. People should protect themselves anyway they can.
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@dragxgt (119)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Thats a matter of culture such people who cant fight for themselves of defend for them selves. It may depend on how they grew up maybe because of his/her parents.
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25 May 08
Not in my country though -_-a If criminal are caught by non-police, he might die of 'mass judgment'
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@alienstar (5064)
• India
25 May 08
It has to be controlled in the young age itself and peopel should identify themselves from bad peopel in their iown way or with the help of parents around and once they are able to defend themselves against bad peoepl by staying away from them, it will be good and this will remain like this whole life time
@GardenGerty (71499)
• Marion, Kansas
26 May 08
There are some things that I cannot imagine doing, even in self defense. I cannot imagine shooting someone, or stabbing someone. On the other hand, when I was a newly wed, in a large military city, and my hubby had to be away one out of every six nights for duty, I slept with a hammer under my pillow, because I knew for a fact I could bash someone really well with it. I know I could also stomp an instep or two, and pepper spray would not be too harsh for me to use.
@jczvrse (169)
• United States
25 May 08
If someone is going to attack me I will take what ever means need be to protect myself whether it be a bat, pepper spray, anything to get away I dont care if pepper spray is illegal I carry it and I wont hesitate to use it. My 2 teen girls carry it and they wont hesitate to use it and if I go to jail for then so be it lock me up for protecting myself.
• Australia
25 May 08
sometime the situation is to dangerous to defend yourself. Sometimes it is stupid not too. I would back up any of my friends if they wanted to stick up for themselves i would reassure them that i will help them if they need it and to help them stand by their beliefs. Speaking honestly, i wouldn't bother defending myself against car jackers or someone trying to rob a place i work. I think life is more important and everything else is covered by insurance anyway.