Ive been a supporter of self-defense weapons ever since my last year attending college after I was robbed and also held at gunpoint. The scary experience made me rethink my position on violence. That is self-defense should not be regarded as an act of violence.
In under a week of my being mugged I bought myself an oleoresin capsicum spray or pepper spray. I have not left my dorm without my 1/2 oz. Wildfire 18% pepper spray since that time even if it is only to go to the Laundromat to clean clothes or to the library both of which are a mere 3 minute walk coming from the dormitory.
Pepper spray is a non-lethal weapon which causes an excruciating burning sensation within the eyes and also on the face when sprayed. The severe pain disables the attacker temporarily giving you enough time to get away as well as call for help.
My very first personal protection weapon an 18% pepper spray has much more pepper content than regular pepper spray that merely has 10% oleoresin capsicum.
A defense spray having an 18% concentration of pepper is recognized as a strong pepper spray. It offers the added effects of getting immediately absorbed by the skin involuntarily closing the eyes and inhibiting the respiratory system.
As soon as that my first pepper spray ran out I went and got myself a 4 oz. 18% pepper spray fogger. I was already working as a news editor for a radio program as soon as I bought this personal protection weapon. Since the radio program where I was working had a late-night schedule having hot pepper spray like it within my reach helped keep me secure.
The moment a good friend at the office was robbed I suggested that she got a defense spray of her own. After much coaxing she eventually obtained a 4 oz. 18% pepper spray stream.
What is definitely good about having an oleoresin capsicum spray is knowing that you can care for yourself and that you will not let anybody to exploit you.