Frankly, the fact that you have a firearm is no guarantee that you will use it or that it can’t be taken from you. Firearms are tools designed for defense and they do require training, discipline, wisdom and willpower to be effective in a self-defensive situation.
For those that can access firearms and aren’t morally or philosophically opposed to them, firearms could be the best self-defense items that preppers can acquire.
There are less than lethal items that perhaps could be used to kill someone if used too long, too often or too forcefully. However unlike a firearm, the self-defense items won’t likely penetrate skin and can likely be purchased anywhere without the need for a background check or permit.
Items like tazer, pepper spray/bear spray, kubaton, self defense cane, tire thumper and extendable baton. If your life depends on it you could use even a baseball bat, fire extinguisher and bug/wasp spray.
- A kubaton is a short striking instrument that is designed to be held in your hand and deployed against sensitive or vulnerable areas on your attacker’s body.
- Primarily for last ditch home defense, the baseball bat is certainly a formidable weapon but like most of these others will require some stealth
- The effect of pepper spray doesn’t last long but it is serious enough to allow you to escape..
Firearms are simple tools designed to kill people but they require training, discipline, wisdom and willpower to be effective in a self-defensive situation. They aren’t a magic wand that you can simply wave at a problem and make it disappear. Often their very use creates more problems for those who carry them.
Original Source: 9 Less Than Lethal Self-Defense Items