4 Million women are beaten or abused each year….

Is that shocking?  The figure rises each day.

Here is the real shocker- at LEAST 4 million women a year  is in the USA – not a third world country! I tried to find statistics on men being beaten or killed by their spouse or partner, but I came up with pretty much nothing. I know there have been some
such instances.

The leading cause of violence to women fifteen to forty-four, ( car accidents, mugging and rapes combined) is caused by their husband or domestic partner.

Here is another stunning fact. 16% of young men between the ages of eleven and twenty are serving time for killing their mother’s abusers.

Something is wrong with this picture! Agreed?

I spoke to a weapons expert in length day before yesterday, and he was kind enough to share some pretty important tips for women who are, or may be in a position to be beaten,
or even worse. Marshall also teaches a self-defense class.
He seemed appalled that anyone would touch a woman in that manner. He seems to be a really decent man. This is what he shared with me.

1. No stun gun. The stun gun must be held against a person 15 seconds to be effective. In an emergency situation, one mistake and it’s over.
2. No knife. Same result if you aren’t fast and an expert.

3. No gun – unless you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, know how to use it, and are defending your own life. God forbid you are ever in that scenario!

4. No taser as you have to aim and hit dead on. Even if that happens the connection can be pulled off in most circumstances. Police almost always have a back-up.

5. Pepper Spray – YES! YES! YES! Have your pepper spray in a pocket or concealed within immediate reach. Before he can reach you, spray directly in his eyes. It has to be either in your hand so it is unseen, or concealed in some manner, because if he sees it he can block the spray from his eyes.

This is something the gun and self-defense master told me that I found extremely interesting. Once you spray the attacker – keep spraying directly in the eyes until the canister is completely empty! I understand there is a new kind of pepper spray that will “not” blow back to you if there is a wind. These things important.

He assured me that if you use the whole can you will have time to grab whatever you need (like car keys and a purse)-
pick- up the baby (babies) – and escape.

It will not permanently damage the eyes, but will disable your attacker.

He suggested that if you’ve never used a pepper spray before, buy an extra one and go some place and practice.
Practice the “draw” – practice spraying – spray the entire container, and practice, practice, practice.

Rehearse it in your mind an emergency scenario. Practice.
Do not dread it or live in fear. Live in preparedness.

 

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