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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    Personal Safety


    If you don't have a gun, don't want a gun, are afraid of guns, don't believe in guns, or don't think that you could take another's life no matter the consequences, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.

    *Wasp Spray*

    A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

    The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.

    She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

    On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

    Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

    Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

    Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes".

    It's a tip he's given to students for decades.
    It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.

    Please share this with all the people in your life.

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    Thanks for the tip it is a good one.

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    thanks for the tip good to know

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    What a good tip. Thanks for passing it on.

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    snopes has some interesting info on this:

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/waspspray.asp

    I have a heavy-duty spray that has both the pepper & an agent that sends the lungs into a spasm. (he can attack or breathe, but not both)

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Wow, that's a great tip. Thanks for the info.

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    That is a great tip, thanks for sharing!!! I hadn't even thought of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    snopes has some interesting info on this:

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/waspspray.asp

    I have a heavy-duty spray that has both the pepper & an agent that sends the lungs into a spasm. (he can attack or breathe, but not both)
    Thanks for the Snopes reality check.

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    I use whatever is in arm's reach. I am firearm trained and a rather good shot.
    My instructor also told me a maglite (the large one) works wonders. :shock:

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    My sister sent it to me, so I thought it was a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    My sister sent it to me, so I thought it was a good one.
    It is - if you want to risk giving someone nerve damage. There is also always the risk that the other person will overpower you and use your spray on you. I believe the pepper spray disables someone sufficiently in the short term without disabling them long term.

    Anyway, it's not untrue. It will stop an attacker as effectively as pepper spray. The range may be longer, too.

    I guess, with things that seem to be good tips, it's good to get the source. If it's just passed from person to person, snopes is worth checking. If the source is a reputable magazine or newspaper, I'm more likely to trust it. (But not online sources. Yahoo! often publishes blog entries as news stories, and I've seen far too many bit of misinformation in them to trust them without checking further.)

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    Well I don't believe everything on snopes either, I just won't post tips anymore.

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