An elderly woman has been raped by what is “allegedly persons of foreign extraction” aka those fk’g rapefugees again or them so-called migrant workers.
It’s heightened my thoughts about personal security for SWMBO.
So I’m concentrating on our approach to such matters aka what to use, how to use it, what plans we have for the ‘afterwards’.
To strap on steel is not an option anymore thanks to the UK government, BUT if they won’t allow us to defend ourselves sensibly we’ll have to use alternative methods. Yet the list of options is also limited by law.
I want you to remember this.
In the UK you cannot ‘legally’
weaponize to defend yourself.
A UK legal definition for you.
An offensive weapon is any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him or by some other person. Which just about covers everything.
What you can’t use
CS, Mace, PAVA, pepper spray, or anything noxious.
Use stabbing, cutting, bludgeoning, choking, stunning, blinding or deafening, tools or devices.
Harsh language, a slap, a poke in the eye, and kicking his balls is also frowned upon.
So what’s left?
Lucky us! We both use walking sticks.
On our doctors records as used for health issues.
So that’s poke, swipe, hook, and clout covered.
WD40. Don’t you just hate it when a metal walking stick starts to squeak.
It needs immediate oiling and what better way of doing that than by carrying one of those 100 ml mini cans that fit so nicely in your pocket. Problem is mucking around with that little red tubes, so we don’t use them!
The problem from doing that is splatter from the spray doesn’t half sting the eyes.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Even the humble Biro has considerable stabbing and penetration power.
There are super strong self-defence pens readily available.
The problem there is some look really ‘self defensive’ aka offensive weapons.
Still pens are useful when opening ‘childproof’ crisp packets and the like.
Dog lead with fur coated razor blade attached.
After all the dog would only be doing its job i.e. protecting it’s family.
Of course the danger is the poor harmless, misunderstood, hapless, honour student of an attacker would demand that the dog was put down as a danger to public health and probably sue you.
Personally I’d be more worried about the effects on the dog from chewing tainted meat.
Big and unwieldy, so I choose to roll them up tightly, open leaves first, fold outermost, and put a rubber band around them. They take up so little room that way. The printed word then becomes difficult for some to digest no matter how hard you cram it into a persons mouth. Also good for swatting flies.
Printed matter also comes in hardback form.
Think of it as a lump of processed wood with neat square edges.
Aluminium, 2 AA type cells, Cree LED, about 6 to 8 inches long.
Needed as I can never see clearly enough in dim light to press keypads or open locks.
In an attack, provided you act spontaneously and are in fear of your life, there are no limits to what you can use or how you use it BUT once the threat has been neutralised, you must stop and if the threat runs away, don’t chase it.
Remember this, a policeman taking down your statement is NOT YOUR FRIEND.
Don’t speak to anyone about what happened! Even your lifelong friend or family member can drop you in the mire by saying the wrong thing or you stupidly putting it in Facebook.
TELL EVERYONE INVOLVED TO SAY NOTHING
WITHOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
AND YES THAT DOES INCLUDE YOUR KIDS.
Don’t be frightened about being cautioned.
All the B.S. about “You do not have to say anything. But, it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.” It’s the last 9 words that matter.
Simply say you will happily answer questions when an attorney / solicitor is present.
That way you are NOT REFUSING to answer questions, just protecting yourself.
Then STFU until one has been called and you have spoken to them.
Some key points for attack
If an attacker cannot see, breath, stand, or stop the bleeding,
They will be the one in deep trouble.
When to stop has already been covered.
Once the threat has been neutralised.