Questions For Today- Self-Defense

By DB
November 27, 2017 6:24pm CST
Do you carry anything with you for self-defense either on your person or in your car? Have you ever had a scary encounter with a stranger in a parking lot or garage? Or maybe jogging or walking in your neighborhood? Photo- google images/officedepot.com
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@andriaperry (33397)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 Nov
My sister carries pepper spray, but I am packing, I am licensed.
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29 Nov
Well, don't mess with the Alabama sisters, lol.
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@JohnRoberts (41349)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Nov
I should get some of that.
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29 Nov
Especially if you notice some strangers following your every step. Who wants an extra shadow
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• United States
28 Nov
While I carry it's not what you think. I have to carry a card with me because of knowing martial arts.
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29 Nov
Well Wendy, not that really is self defense!
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@TRBRocks420 (62427)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Nov
I have a good hunting knife, but could generally defend myself in most cases with out a weapon.
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29 Nov
I see, the Karate Kid movies comes in handy TR, lol.
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@TRBRocks420 (62427)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Nov
@dgobucks226 I'm a pretty big guy and did some wrestling in my time, also been swinging a sledgehammer most my life.
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30 Nov
@TRBRocks420 Sledgehammer huh, now that's a weapon to fear
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@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
I don't have anything that would help if I were accosted but I rarely go anywhere where this could happen.
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29 Nov
Better safe than sorry Especially in mall parking lots or parking garages.
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@Corbin5 (82221)
• United States
28 Nov
I carry pepper spray. I have never had a scary encounter with a stranger, but ya never know.
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29 Nov
Anything that makes you feel a bit safer and provides peace of mind is far better than no preparation.
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@LadyDuck (122597)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
I wear nothing, because if I cross the border all those things are banned in Italy. Yes I have been attacked in the gardens of our hotel in Miami by 2 young males who have stolen my purse.
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29 Nov
What a terrible experience? Did they harm you when taking your purse?
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@LadyDuck (122597)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
@dgobucks226 It was my fault, I tried to resist, I grabbed my purse, they made me fall on the ground and I badly hit my head and fainted. I can still feel the "indent" where my head touched the ground.
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1 Dec
@LadyDuck It is a normal impulse to resist having something taken from you. It is sad people need to act this way. Glad you were not more seriously injured.
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@YrNemo (8765)
30 Nov
Sometimes I carry a giant umbrella (to ready for a Mary Poppin act!) .
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2 Dec
The umbrella is a very versatile accessory. Not only does it serve as a weapon of self-defense, if things get to scary you can open it up and fly away!
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@YrNemo (8765)
3 Dec
@dgobucks226 True . (Made me think suddenly of some Chinese art in which some women used a handheld fan for decoration & weapon. Fascinating!)
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3 Dec
@YrNemo That is a good one, Darcy. I'll never look at a handheld fan the same way again.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Nov
I don't carry anything. My purse can be quite heavy and I will use it to hit, repeatedly if need be.
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29 Nov
Ha, Ha, Ha....What's in that purse anyway? Sounds dangerous
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Dec
@dgobucks226 two thick glass bottles of perfume, a hard cover Diary, a mini umbrella, etc. If I am going to hit with it, a person is gonna feel it, fo sho!
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2 Dec
@bluesa Ha, Ha....Good one Catherine! Very, very funny Thanks for the laugh!
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@toniganzon (41135)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Just some slight argument during traffic but nothing really serious. I try to avoid arguments with strangers. I don't carry any weapons with me at all.
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29 Nov
You never know if a traffic argument could lead to something more serious. I have heard of many instances of those arguments turning deadly.
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@toniganzon (41135)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@dgobucks226 Right, I've seen the news where people killed each other because of heated arguments in relation to traffic congestion.
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• United States
29 Nov
No, I should though. When I go out late at night, I take my dog. She can bark quite viciously, hopefully, the bad guys wouldn't know it's all show.
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30 Nov
Yes, dogs can be quite effective in discouraging would be attackers. Actually, a very useful weapon, even if she all bark and no bite,
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@teamfreak16 (36818)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Dec
I'd love to have some when I'm on my bike. Spray it at motorists that try to kill me because I'm on a bike.
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2 Dec
They would never see that coming
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@teamfreak16 (36818)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Dec
@dgobucks226 - Of course, it would be contingent upon being able to catch them at a red light!
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4 Dec
@teamfreak16 Ha! Yes, moving targets are hard to hit
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• Rochester, New York
1 Dec
I have pepper spray, but it's expired by 10+ years. My sister and I used to walk home from work around 10 pm every night when I worked at ToysRUs and she worked at Rite Aid. They were in the same plaza so we would walk home together after work, we lived 5 minutes away from the store and was followed a few times, so I got myself some spray to be on the safe side.
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2 Dec
It is always good to be prepared just in case. It sure is scary to walk on the streets later in the evening
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