Police are taught to spray with their weak hand, leaving their strong hand free to go for their gun if necessary.
Austin, TX. (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
Learning how to survive an attack by using pepper spray is discussed in the recent Absolute Rights newsletter. One of the most important things to remember is to never warn an attacker when carrying pepper spray or the plan to use the pepper spray spray, advises the recent Absolute Rights newsletter. Surprise works best, so do not place focus on the pepper spray canister, advises the newsletter or the attacker may try to take it away.
The recent Absolute Rights newsletter reveals that police are taught to spray with their weak hand, leaving their strong hand free to go for their gun if necessary. This is good advice explains the newsletter, because even when not carrying a gun or baton, victims still want their strong hand free to block an attack, grab or strike the assailant.
Never allow a potential assailant to get closer than 10 feet, advises the Absolute Rights recent newsletter, because pepper spray doesn't work as well close up, it needs a bit of distance. Also, the effects of pepper spray are not instantaneous, reveals the Absolute Rights newsletter so it needs a few seconds before the full effects are felt. Even if the attacker does get closer than 10 feet, don't hesitate to use it anyhow, advises the newsletter.
In fact, one technique that law enforcement uses to subdue suspects is to spray pepper spray on their hand and rub the suspect's face with the pepper spray, however remember that this is the least preferable option, advises the recent Absolute Rights newsletter. If a threatening person closes in, warn them to stop, then if they ignore the command, assume they intend to cause bodily harm and, therefore, stop the threat explains the recent Absolute Rights newsletter. Spray them now, advises the newsletter, and don't let them close the gap.
Another reason to carry pepper spray, in addition to a firearm reveals the recent Absolute Rights newsletter, is in case of an encounter with a vicious dog, spraying it could cause a lot fewer problems than shooting/cutting/striking the dog, advises the newsletter. In addition to the legal issues surrounding discharging a firearm, killing a neighbor's dog will likely cause a lot of strife, explains the recent Absolute Rights newsletter. Simply using pepper spray could stop a dog attack and diffuse the situation without having to tell anyone what happened, reveals the newsletter.
Carrying pepper spray provides options, and greater flexibility in how to defend from an attacker, plus how to handle a particular threat. People are safer with pepper spray than without it, explains the Absolute Right newsletter. Subscribe to the Absolute Rights newsletter to get more of these survival tips.
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