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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 07-04-2012 01:20 PM 650 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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07-04-2012 01:20 PM

This was sent to me by a friend who teaches self defense classes.

“I know some of you own GUNS but this is something to think about…

If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you. Did you know this? I didn’t. I never really thought of it before. I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.

Wasp Spray – A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned aboutsomeone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police departmentabout 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 who are precious to your life

Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will! Good to know, huh? It will also kill a wasp!!”

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 07-04-2012 02:26 PM

That’s a good tip.

As a lifelong gun owner, I’ve disappointed several people who ask me for advice about which gun to get for protection. My usual answer is to get a baseball bat. Relatively inexpensive, no permit or training needed, and can be openly carried without creating any curiosity from law enforcement.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 02:43 PM

Great Idea Gene thanks for sharing what could be a life saver.

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 03:30 PM

Sounds like a great idea, Gene. Maybe even anther can in your car.

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 03:40 PM

Good nonfatal approach to self defense. Thanks for posting.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#5 posted 07-04-2012 04:33 PM

As the guy says, It’s handy for snakes and rodents, also.
Frankly though, if some SOB gets in my house, I’ll spray him with lead.
At $3.00 a can, it’s great for small varmints. Why waste good ammo on ‘em?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 04:36 PM

Sawkerf, I’m not shy about recommending a gun myself. I’ve been an instructor since 1994 and I always recommend the Sig P220 .45, assuming it feels right in your hand. At around $1000, I might start recommending wasp spray instead;)

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#7 posted 07-04-2012 04:39 PM

Thx…... but I would prefer putting a few .357 rounds into anyone attempting to hurt me or my family.

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#8 posted 07-04-2012 05:12 PM

Sometimes, you don’t even need it loaded ( They will never know) to make a point.

Was driving home one year, had a carload of “Juvies” riding my rear bumper. They finally went around ( in a no passing zone) and proceded to make even more of a pest. On a county road with a 55mph limit, these “Einsteins” were doing 20 mph, in the middle of the road. Finger flipping and all.

I happened to remember I had an old Navy Colt, .454 cal. sitting between the seats, since I was taking it in to be restored. I reached down, pulled the old “Hogleg” out of the holster, made a show of cocking it, and laid right on the dashboard where they could see it. For some reason, that carload sped off into the distance, never to be seen again.

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#9 posted 07-04-2012 05:57 PM

Bertha -
I have no problem making suggestions to people who know how to handle firearms – or are willing to learn. Few people do, however, and a baseball bat would be a good alternative. Swinging a bat is almost instinctive and there’s no possibility of shooting thru a wall and hurting someone else.. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#10 posted 07-04-2012 06:14 PM

Sawkerf-
You are correct. And, that’s sad. As Old George said, “Firearms are the teeth in the people’s liberty”.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 07-04-2012 07:28 PM

My sentiment is that “Nobody needs a firearm….........until you need one badly.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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