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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 05:15

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 about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about 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 South view 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!!!

 



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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 07:28

The guy who broke into my home I wanted to skewer not shoot, but he didn't give me chance to get him into the kitchen. So I tore up his face intead.

 

Oh well, C'est La Vie



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Posted on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 22:45

Quoting RealtorLulu:

That's interesting. Thanks for sharing it. I have thought in the past about how you could really hurt someone if they were sprayed in the face with insect spray. The idea made me uneasy because I don't like hurting anyone.

 

 

 

Now that I think about it, if I were attacked and had a gun in my hand, I would shoot the #%@&@ and probably not feel as bad.

 

 

 

-Lulu-


If you shoot him first, especially between the eyes,  he may not feel the wasp spray. ..just saying... and if you shoot him after, he may not feel the spray for long... just saying...  lol



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Posted on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 16:22

Quoting RealtorLulu:

Hi Britt;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went through it when my kids were small and I lived a few blocks from General Dynamics. They manufacture aircraft and other equipment for the military.

 

 

 

A man broke into my home while I was washing the dinner dishes and was alone with my two older boys 1 and 3 years old at the time and my daughter who was just a baby crawling on the floor.

 

 

 

As soon as I saw the man come into the house I rushed toward him to keep him from getting near the children and ended up in a struggle that seemed to last hours.

 

 

 

I ordered the boys to go to the back yard but they were too young to realize that their baby sister was still in the house. I struggled with the man hoping to force him back out the front door but he was too strong for me. I then remember a knife I had just washed which had a 12 inch, very thin blade and tried to get the man towards the kitchen. He realized what I was doing and pushed in the direction of the boy's bedroom.

 

 

 

As he pushed me to the bedroom, he stepped on my baby's finger and made her cry. I can tell you that nothing has ever made me more furious. I grabbed the man by his long hair and pulled him to the floor. Got him on all four and sat on his back still holding him by the hair and hitting his head (face) on the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did say that I lived near GD. Well, they tested the aircraft so close to the ground that the floors of the house had very deep cracks from the vibrations. What I didn't realize is that I was smacking the man's face on a crack on the cement floor. Eventually he gave up and begged me to let him go. As I released him and he ran back out the door, I noticed quite a bit of blood where his face was hitting the ground.

 

 

 

The police came and I gave a description of the man. About 30 minutes later they had him in custody. His face was so distorted that I couldn't identify him anymore. He had just gotten out of jail and had 5 years worth of probation to do. Of course, he went right back to jail.

 

 

 

The next morning the newspapers were referring to me as "Wonder Woman" and to be honest with you, I never felt sorry for him.

 

 

 

 



LuLu,

 

I find it really amazing what one is capable of doing under such circumstances.  I am happy to hear you had no remorse and that no harm came to you.  It probably was a blessing he stepped on your baby's finger...that probably kicked your mother's instinct in high gear to protect your baby.  Kudos to you, SUPERWOMAN!    


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Posted on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 20:25

Great idea!Thats a lot better than Having to shoot somebody.Get their eyes and your odds of being the winner just increased.Draw 2 eyes on a paper plate and pratice how accurate you can aim your stream with a quick draw,time after time.

 

@Windy,We had a dip s*it named Timothy Treadwell who wasn't wearing his bell when they field dressed that 26 year old bear that ate him.


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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 23:18

Hi Britt;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went through it when my kids were small and I lived a few blocks from General Dynamics. They manufacture aircraft and other equipment for the military.

 

 

 

A man broke into my home while I was washing the dinner dishes and was alone with my two older boys 1 and 3 years old at the time and my daughter who was just a baby crawling on the floor.

 

 

 

As soon as I saw the man come into the house I rushed toward him to keep him from getting near the children and ended up in a struggle that seemed to last hours.

 

 

 

I ordered the boys to go to the back yard but they were too young to realize that their baby sister was still in the house. I struggled with the man hoping to force him back out the front door but he was too strong for me. I then remember a knife I had just washed which had a 12 inch, very thin blade and tried to get the man towards the kitchen. He realized what I was doing and pushed in the direction of the boy's bedroom.

 

 

 

As he pushed me to the bedroom, he stepped on my baby's finger and made her cry. I can tell you that nothing has ever made me more furious. I grabbed the man by his long hair and pulled him to the floor. Got him on all four and sat on his back still holding him by the hair and hitting his head (face) on the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did say that I lived near GD. Well, they tested the aircraft so close to the ground that the floors of the house had very deep cracks from the vibrations. What I didn't realize is that I was smacking the man's face on a crack on the cement floor. Eventually he gave up and begged me to let him go. As I released him and he ran back out the door, I noticed quite a bit of blood where his face was hitting the ground.

 

 

 

The police came and I gave a description of the man. About 30 minutes later they had him in custody. His face was so distorted that I couldn't identify him anymore. He had just gotten out of jail and had 5 years worth of probation to do. Of course, he went right back to jail.

 

 

 

The next morning the newspapers were referring to me as "Wonder Woman" and to be honest with you, I never felt sorry for him.

 

 

 

 



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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 19:26

Dakota...

This is a sign posted in British Columbia campgrounds. You can own a long gun (shotgun or rifle) in Canada, but no Tazers or hand guns. Pepper spray is encouraged, but it doesn't seem as though the campground attendants have much faith in it!


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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 13:54

Thanks for the tip MMCounselor. I am going to test the spraying pattern with the wasp spray and see if it is more like a jet stream than a wide spray, some brands may offer a choice? I have always been afraid to spray any red pepper spray because it can blow in the wind and come back at you. I had someone spray just a little in the house and not directed at me at all and I had a very difficult time breathing. Before testing, I will put my sunglasses on, all of you should too. Obviously in case you're in a dangerous situation, don't go looking for your glasses :)


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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 13:33

Quoting RealtorLulu:

That's interesting. Thanks for sharing it. I have thought in the past about how you could really hurt someone if they were sprayed in the face with insect spray. The idea made me uneasy because I don't like hurting anyone.

 

 

 

Now that I think about it, if I were attacked and had a gun in my hand, I would shoot the #%@&@ and probably not feel as bad.

 

 

 

-Lulu-



Lulu,

 

If you are ever attacked (which I hope never happens to you), and you feel bad about hurting someone in self defense.....please, look me up and I will smack some sense into you.  Do what you need to do to protect yourself and NEVER feel bad about it.

 

Thanks for your comment!



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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 13:28

Quoting Dakota35:

Just so you know, there is pepper spray for bear attacks (which you would think would stop a man also) that will shoot up to 30 feet and has a similar fog nozzle as the wasp spray.  Get the kind with dye in it, so you know which Yogi it wuzzz.  IMO, I'd go for the bear spray over the wasp spray.  Wonder which the cop that recommended the wasp spray would chose??? 



Thanks for the info, Dakota.  I don't live in bear country, so not sure I can buy it around here, but I'm sure you can buy it online.  

 

Pat,  Hey the way I look at it....there are NO RULES, if someone is attacking me..legal or not, I will do what I have to do, with whatever I have to do it with.



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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 21:56

Just so you know, there is pepper spray for bear attacks (which you would think would stop a man also) that will shoot up to 30 feet and has a similar fog nozzle as the wasp spray.  Get the kind with dye in it, so you know which Yogi it wuzzz.  IMO, I'd go for the bear spray over the wasp spray.  Wonder which the cop that recommended the wasp spray would chose??? 



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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 20:05

Britt, that wasp spray idea is a pretty good one.  Just be sure you're using it in a state where the laws for criminals are more severe than they are for perpetrators.  LOL

 

As Hope said, in some "areas" it's illegal to use Wasp Spray to take down a perpetrator as that is not the intended use for Wasp Spray.

 

But, as she also said:  WHO CARES????  I'd rather be alive and accused of a crime than dead and found not guilty. 

 

Thanks for the info. 



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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 16:20

Be & Hope,

 

Thanks for your comments.  BTW the spray can fits nicely in a tool belt too..some pretty cool designer tool belts on the market now..you might want to check them out.


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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 09:41

Britt,

You never cease to amaze me with your wealth of knowledge>.  Wish you could use this on the scammers don't you???

Hope, the necklace idea is great......think I will go out and look for a nice silver chain.

For all the women that live alone.......this is a wonderful idea!!!!

Thanks for the info.



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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 06:02

BRITT--- This is AWESOME news!! I just SNOPED it and it claims a "mixture" of truth. It says in some areas, it is ILLEGAL to use wasp spray for self-defense since this is not the "intent" of the spray!! REALLY?!!! Like I care if someone gets hurt when they are trying to rob me!!! (or worse!!)

 

HELLO! I WANT SOMEONE TO GET HURT IF THEY TRY TO ROB ME!! 

 

I can see it now! Attorneys fighting for "criminals rights" after a persons home is invaded and the VICTIM used wasp spray and blinded some CRIMINAL!!! 

 

** Heads out to buy 3 cans of wasp killer!! 1 for truck, 1 for house and 1 to wear around my neck!!!! LOLOL.... 



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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 05:56

That's interesting. Thanks for sharing it. I have thought in the past about how you could really hurt someone if they were sprayed in the face with insect spray. The idea made me uneasy because I don't like hurting anyone.

 

 

 

Now that I think about it, if I were attacked and had a gun in my hand, I would shoot the #%@&@ and probably not feel as bad.

 

 

 

-Lulu-



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