“1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes.
College age women are 4 times more likely to be assaulted.
Every 2 minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted.
One aggravated assault occurs every 35 seconds.”
Why should you carry a product or products designed for personal defense? The answer is simple. The above statistics are staggering. Unfortunately, they show that it is likely that you, dear reader, will fall victim to an attack at some point in your lifetime. If this should happen, you must be prepared to get away safely with as little injury as possible. Personal defense products can be easily obtained, affordable, and effective means for self-defense. And more importantly, they can even mean the difference between safely getting away from an attacker and becoming the victim of a violent crime.
I’m from Texas. According to stereotypes, we like to carry concealed fire-arms here; but you must be very willing to use deadly force without hesitation. If you hesitate with a gun, the danger of having your attacker get your gun away from you to turn the tables and actually use it against you, can be a terrifying thought. Even for those who are comfortable with firearms and/or with using lethal force, conceal-carry permits can be expensive and require a lot of effort; and of course, some public areas prohibit you from entering with a concealed handgun. Parents and caregivers who have small children aren’t always comfortable having guns in their homes. And then, there are those persons whose personal philosophies dictate that they not use lethal force.
What’s a gal to do? The good news is that there are many non-or-less lethal options for affordable personal protection. These devices can help you feel safe wherever you are — without being a psychological or financial burden. That said, the real question is this: Is there any legitimate reason why you shouldn’t have safety products to protect your most beautiful and valuable asset — YOU?