PERSONAL SECURITY - #2
Which now brings us to how can you defend yourself if you do become a victim? After all, no security system is fail- safe.
Defending oneself is a personal decision and many factors affect that decision.
One of the main factors is your physical condition. If you are an elderly person or suffer from other physical disabilities you may feel unable to defend yourself.
Never, ever, let anyone tell you that you are incapable of defending yourself.
You are capable regardless of what physical condition you are in, even if you’re confined to a wheelchair, on crutches or use a walker. The only thing that prevents you from defending yourself is you.
Now, having made that statement let me explain further. The decision to defend yourself is made with your mind, not your body. If you make the decision to defend yourself, you will find a way, no matter what your physical condition.
Most security experts caution you against carrying any type of weapon that could potentially be used against you if the assailant can get it away from you. I say carry whatever weapon you are comfortable with, whatever it might be. Just be damned sure you know how to use it and are willing to use it or it will be used against you.
Most states have laws against carrying concealed weapons such as guns and knives although more and more states are issuing concealed carry permits to its citizens.
This is a personal decision you have to make on whether to obtain a permit.
However, keep in mind that the courts have ruled that the Police do not have a duty to protect you the individual, their duty is to the community as a whole.
This means that you are on your own.
However if your personal decision is not to carry a gun or knife there is still