Pepper spray/personal alarm
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|Tue, 12-11-2012 - 2:25pm|
Yay! The workaround worked. Thanks, Elle. (The "see all threads" is at the end of the "College years and more" section, before the "beyond" section.)
So, this is what I wanted to start a discussion on yesterday. Do any of your college students carry pepper spray or any other type of self-defense gadget? When I read the reviews online, often they say that it can take 2-3 tries before the pepper spray actually comes out. Mabye a loud alarm would be better. What do you think?
When we saw DS23 over Thanksgiving he mentioned that there had recently been three armed robberies on/near campus. He said he thought he might start carrying a knife, and I told him I didn't like the idea; too often the weapon gets in the hands of the criminal and makes the situation worse. Personally, I like the defense my BIL used as a teen 40 yrs ago, growing up in the Bronx--a $20 bill to throw at the attacker. (Now, he continues to do martial arts at age 65 and could probably quickly get the guy to the ground and knock him out.) Discreet use of any electronics is always wise. And no Helly Hansen, or other big-name jackets for which some crazies kill. Unfortunately, DS doesn't have time to take a self-defense class now, and hardly has time to work out which doesn't help either.