In this article, typical items that could be commonly found in homes will be identified as potential weapons that you could use to defend yourself should it become necessary.
The timing for this subject is pretty good based on the tragic events that have just taken place in Boston last week and this weekend when the second suspect was found and apprehended. One well-known newscaster on Fox made an excellent observation….by asking a question about the manhunt situation in Watertown, MA, for the second suspect. The law enforcement authorities were fairly certain that this suspect was still in the area (after the gun battle that took the life of the first suspect) – they were going door-to-door searching for this person whom they stated was armed and dangerous. The Fox newscaster asked (this is not a quote) a question about whether or not the residents of Watertown, who were told by authorities to stay in their homes because this second suspect was potentially in the area, would have liked to have a firearm available that could be used to protect their families should this second suspect decide to enter any one of hundreds of homes in the area. What if the gun laws prevented these law-abiding citizens from having this kind of protection. Interesting to think about.
Well, if you don’t have a gun available to safely and legally protect your home and family, there are other options all around you. The thing to keep in mind is that anything that is harder than human flesh, or has a point or sharp edge, can be used as a potential self defense weapon.
With that in mind, take a stroll through your home and take inventory of all the items in each room that could be used as a potential self defense weapon. The kitchen is easy – all kinds of eating utensils (especially forks and knives, but spoons as well) in that room that could be used. What else in the kitchen is harder than human flesh or has a point or sharp edge? Glasses and coffee cups? Plates and bowls? Small kitchen appliances like toasters? Cans of food? Yes to all! What about the other rooms? Look at each item in a room and evaluate if and how an item could be used as a weapon.
Don’t wait until you are under the duress of a real attack situation because your ability to think clearly and make good judgments and decisions would be definitely compromised under these conditions. Do it when their is NO stress – when you have time to use your imagination. You will be creating a point of reference for your mind to use if ever needed (hopefully, you will never need to use this ‘point of reference’).
This will require a minimal investment of time on your part. And, it is NOT being paranoid – not in today’s world! All you are doing is taking one more step in the direction of being prepared to keep yourself and your family safer. Who can argue with that!
And, if you have any questions about what items could be used as a self defense weapon and/or how an item could be used, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
In the next article, there will be more suggestions for actions you can take to make your home as safe and secure as possible! In the meantime, say a prayer for the victims of the Boston incidents – keep them in your hearts and minds. Stay vigilante, stay aware – you never know when you can help make the world or your community a safer place!
Thanks! Hope you have a great week! Remember, – One Body, One Life, One Choice…Be Smart, Be Aware & Be Safe!