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Postby chef » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:24 pm

A family relative sent this to me...good idea.


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, especially those who are vulnerable or alone.
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Postby Dana Sheets » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:23 pm

It will definitely work, but there could be some legal ramifications...

Some states prohibit the use of anything other than OC spray. So while your attacker would get charged with aggravated assault, you might be charged as well due to the pre-meditated decision to have a poison on hand.

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Postby Shana Moore » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:23 pm

dana..great I was about to check snopes meself...
vicki and dana,
Thank you for the good info!
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Postby Shana Moore » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:20 pm

The more I think about it, the more I think about it this way...when you are being attacked, you should use any tool and resource you have at hand.

It is good (and recomended) to know the laws in your city, county,province, state, country,etc. It is also recommended and important to give some forethought to how far you would go, how aggressive you believe you can be, and what your main goal would be in many scenarios you might encountter. This might help minimize your freeze instinct and assist your reactions.

But if you are ever unfortunate enough to be attacked, it's good to know what options you might have. I don't plan to put wasp spray by my door, as I have a very curious 15 month old who likes to climb...but if I or my family are in serious danger...I will use whatever tools are at hand.

Information..always good! What you do with it is a personal choice.
hoping this makes sense ater a long, crazy week!
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