We’ve all heard that the best way to accumulate wealth is through multiple streams of income, right?
Any honest and sensible stockbroker will tell you that the best way to invest in the stock market is through diversity.
You never put all of your eggs in the same basket because if something happens to the basket, guess what? You’re left with nothing…no eggs, no basket.
Well, the same logic can be applied to self-defense techniques/tools. There are some people who think that they can buy a firearm and they are now safe from any harm that may come their way. But that is not necessarily true because there are many variables and different layers when it comes to self-defense.
Owning a gun will only make you safe in certain circumstances. For instance, do you know how to use the firearm? Will you have access to your gun when the need arise? Do you know the laws concerning carrying and using firearms for self-defense in your state? What about states you travel to?
Do you have alternative means of self-defense?
If you are relying solely on your gun for protection, what happens when you go to your child’s school for parent teacher conference? You leave your gun behind because they are not permissible inside most schools.
Or what if the situation doesn’t call for lethal force? If someone is verbally abusing you and threatening to beat your head into the pavement, you’re not going to pull out your gun and shoot them, are you?
This is why it’s important to have other self-defense tools on hand for these different types of situations.
You can easily carry pepper spray on your key chain or carry it in your pocket or purse. It’s also a good idea to leave one in your glove box. Just be sure to keep the glove box locked if you have children or transport children in your car often.
Be sure to check your state’s laws concerning pepper spray here.
Anyone who is serious about their personal safety will make sure they have multiple means of protection. If you stay prepared you wont have to get prepared.