Lethal and Non-Lethal Self Defense
While you are legally allowed to protect yourself, some states to have laws against using a knife or a gun. But you have to weigh the law against the odds of whether or not you’ll survive the attack if you don’t use the weapon.
If you’re looking for a way to fight back that uses non-lethal means, you can do that using a few different means. You can engage in self-defense moves that are effective at subduing an attacker. You can learn these moves through self-defense classes, through online videos, home DVDs or through books. Some of these moves involve common ways to defend yourself and to fight back.
However, other self-defense methods involve knowing where the pressure points are in a person’s body. If you use this method, you must know what you’re doing in order to take down your attacker. By hitting a pressure point, you can cause the other person to experience pain, knock them off-balance and render them unable to fight back. If you press a pressure point the right way, you can cause your opponent to experience spasms, confusion and even render him unconscious.
You can use your fingers to learn self-defense using pressure points but you can also use pressure point tools. Tactical pens are good for self-defense when you want to use non-lethal means. You can also use a BB gun, a slingshot, a crossbow, nunchucks or throwing stars. But make sure that you do have the practice to know how to use these weapons to stop your opponent.
Lethal forms of self-defense are the quickest way to stop an intruder or attacker. Sometimes, all it takes is seeing that you have a lethal weapon to make the other person run away. Intruders and attackers are counting on being the victor, not the victim.
Knives – such as combat blades, hunting knifes and military knives are quick tools that can incapacitate someone who wants to harm you. Though some people like to use folding knives, just know if the knife fails to flip open, your opponent can then get the jump on you.
Make sure the weapon you choose is one that you can count on.
Guns are one of the most effective lethal force weapons you can own. You’ll want to have a gun that you’re familiar with. While handguns are more popular for use with in home self-defense, rifles and shotguns are also good weapons to have on hand.
Not all rifles are good at stopping intruders because they don’t pack the same power that other guns do. A 12 gauge shotgun is designed to stop whatever the ammo hits, but it has a strong recoil.
If you use a revolver, you want to have a .357 or a .38 special. One of the more popular guns used by survivalists is the Glock. This 9mm has low recoil and they’re known as good home defense weapons.