I came across an interesting article about the need for
pepper spray on campus. It was in the Shorthorn, the
University of Texas at Arlington campus newspaper.
The guy who wrote it made a comment that was a little
He said, “The other part of me is extremely offended
that we have become desensitized, and it’s no big deal for
women to be more in need of pepper sprays, instead of
looking to deter such inappropriate, aggressive and
dangerous behavior in possible criminals.”
I understand what he means, but he’s living in the “can’t
we all just get along” fantasy world.
Pepper spray IS a deterrent to such inappropriate, aggressive
and dangerous behavior.
And, he’s so politically correct, that he can’t even come out
and call people who commit inappropriate, aggressive and
dangerous behavior, criminals. No, they are possible
I can guarantee that if every woman on campus carried a
pepper spray and used in on “possible criminals’ this would
have a long term effect of deterring possible criminals.
Better yet, shoot a few of them and that would definitely
cut down on the campus attacks.
I put a link to the article on my Facebook page if you want
to read it or use it in your own marketing.
Have a great and safe weekend. There be dragons out there!
Here are some things you might not have thought of when planning your gun show or flea market.
- Do you need a hotel room? If the show or flea market you’re attending isn’t close to your home, you may need to make travel plans well in advance. You may need to book a room several weeks or even months early if you’re planning to attend a very large convention or popular event. Also, it’s cheaper to book airline tickets months in advance instead of at the last minute, so plan accordingly.
- What will you wear? Your attire for sales day can impact your success. You should look professional, but make sure you’re comfortable. Don’t wear new shoes. Instead, make sure your footwear is well broken in since you’ll be on your feet all day long. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in since you’ll be setting up and tearing down your booth. Skirts, dresses or business suits probably aren’t the best option. In most cases, a golf shirt, slacks and loafers are a good choice for a day-long event. You might even put a change of clothes into your vehicle in case of accidents happen because the worst thing you can do is look slovenly.
- Who will you meet? Network with your fellow vendors – they could turn out to be potential customers or you could create a mutually beneficial sales relationship. Or they can tell you about other Local Marketplace events they display at that are very lucrative to them.
- Will you have a chance to eat? Hopefully, you’ll be so busy you won’t get a chance to step away from your booth to grab a bite to eat. It’s wise to pack individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.) and bottles of water to tide you over if you can’t make time for an entire meal.
- Learn from your customers. The event is a valuable learning tool. While you may not have time to interact at length with customers during a busy event, listen to their comments. It could help you improve your next show
Step #1: Pre-Show Preparation
Step #2: Choosing Your First Show
Step #3: Setting Up Your Space To Maximize Your Sales
Step #4: Conducting Your First Show
Step #5: Selling To Your Customers AFTER The Event Is Over
If you are interested in more information on this, click here.
Have you been looking to make some extra money? Did you know that you can make extra money selling something as simple as a stun gun? It’s true. And the best part is that you can help people out while making a pretty decent living doing it.
It’s a crazy world out there. There are people walking around who are in such desperate need of money that they turn to mugging in order to make a buck. Other people are so full of rage that they assault strangers just to vent. There are car thefts and even rapes. All of these crimes are in the thousands upon thousands every year. It’s sad, but it is definitely true.
Since the world is full of all these terrible things, people need to have something to defend themselves. Stun guns are the perfect tools for getting the job done. Why? Because they work! While stun guns may cause a lot of pain, it isn’t the pain that does the trick. It is the quick burst of electricity that has been stored in the stun gun that causes a lot of physiological changes to occur rapidly in the body. Not only does the stun gun overwhelm the attacker’s nervous system so that they lose balance, but they are also depleted of all the energy they would need to move.
People need stun guns so that they can defend themselves from attackers, but most people don’t know where to find them. If you think about it, do you know where you could get a stun gun? You might say that anyone could find them online. But the problem is that though people know that they should get something to defend themselves, they don’t always seek it out. This is bad for them, but it presents a unique opportunity for you because you can be the one to bring the product to them.
The key to selling stun guns is to be able to sell them to your customers at a fair price while still making a profit. In order to do this, you must be able to purchase stun guns at a wholesale price. If you can find a company that will help you do this, then all you have to do is take a magazine to people and show them the product. Once the chance to buy a stun gun is in front of them, they can’t help but think about how they need one for self defense. The stun guns practically sell themselves. Plus, if you want to make more than one sale at a time, then all you have to do is take your catalog full of merchandise to a local vendor like a gun store or a pawn shop. These vendors know that people want and need stun guns. They too want to help people protect themselves and get paid for that good deed.
Another great expression of justice in the failing United Kingdom.
A man who received a Stun Gun disguised as a mobile phone stun gun – disguised as a mobile phone – as a holiday gift from his ex-girlfriend has been jailed for 21 months.
Christopher Steven Loveridge, told Wolverhampton Crown Court the mobile phone stun gun was a gift from his ex-girlfriend who had brought it back from Thailand for him.
The 25-year-old said it was only when police raided his home in Spencer Road, Coseley on November 11 looking for the high voltage device that he realised that it was illegal.
Mr Howard Searle prosecuting, told the court Loveridge had immediately retrieved the device which he had kept inside a coat at the top of a wardrobe and handed it to police.
Mr Searle said: “It had a button and toggle switch to be operated, and it produced a very high voltage, which would cause harm.”
Loveridge gave evidence in court and said he had been given the device in a gift box by his ex-girlfriend.
He said: “At the beginning I just thought it was a torch. It was given to me as a novelty, a joke. I didn’t use it.”
Loveridge told the court it was only later that he was told it would give an electric shock, and even then he did not realise it was dangerous. He told the court he had put it away at the top of his wardrobe and not looked at it again.
Loveridge had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon.
Mr Patrick Currie, defending, asked the judge to view this case as an exception and not sentence Loveridge to the statutory five year jail sentence for the offence. He highlighted that the weapon had not been used, that it had not been taken into a public place, he did not know it was illegal and that Loveridge had not bought the item himself.
Judge John Warner said it was an exception.
However, he told Loveridge: “I am satisfied you knew when you received it that it was some kind of electric zapper device, and I believe you knew that if used it would have some adverse effect.”
He jailed Loveridge for 21 months.
Stun guns are small electrical devices that provide personal protection for those who carry them. They are non-lethal under most circumstances and are often carried by women who want an extra measure of protection when they are alone.
In areas where stun guns are legal, there are generally no licensing requirements and no courses are offered in stun gun safety. This makes it important for each stun gun owner to take the time to familiarize themselves with the way stun guns work and how they should handle their stun gun for the most effective personal protection.
The first thing to do when a stun gun is purchased is to look over the device itself to become familiar with the important components. The button that activates the electric current should be located as well as the two contact probes that dispense this current. The probes are what will be held against an attacker in order to deliver the shock to them. Knowing exactly where they are will prevent the stun gun owner from accidentally shocking themselves when using it or testing it. Be sure to stay away from the contact probes, never touching them in order to avoid an accident.
Once these key parts are identified, the owner should make sure that the battery has enough power. Testing the stun gun periodically by holding it in the air and pushing the button will let the owner know whether the battery is still good. Having a stun gun with a dead battery can be dangerous for those who count on their stun guns for protection.
If a situation arises that calls for the use of the stun gun against an assailant, the stun gun must be close at hand in order to grab it quickly and use it. Plan out a place to keep it for just this type of emergency. Keeping it in a pocket or held onto the wrist with a strap will keep it close by. In a real emergency, there will be no time to dig through a bag to find the stun gun and prevent someone from committing violence.
Before discharging the electric current, make sure that your fingers or any other part of your body are not in contact with the current probes. The object is to shock the other person to allow the stun gun holder to get away. If both parties are shocked, the stun gun user may not get away safely.
The assailant holding on to the stun gun owner does not mean that the current will pass through both parties. Only direct contact with the probes will cause a shock. If the stun gun owners can’t shock the assailant without shocking themselves, they should wait for an opportune moment to do so instead of risking a shock to themselves. Some owners have scared away attackers simply by holding their stun guns in the air and activating the current. This may work in a situation where the attacker can’t be reached with the stun gun.
The story below is about someone who did something that I can really identify with. I know this is vigilantism and frowned up. But, sometimes a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do!
A French Valley (California) father charged with tying up and using a stun gun on a man who sent an explicit photo to his 17-year-old daughter struck a plea deal Wednesday, according to the Riverside County district attorney’s office.
William Frederick Atwood, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of false imprisonment and another of assault with a firearm, office spokesman John Hall said. Atwood had been charged with multiple counts, including felony assault and making criminal threats.
Atwood faces three years probation and 128 days of weekends in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Hall said. Those in the weekend custody program typically spend time in jail, on work detail or are placed under home monitoring.
William Atwood, left, pleaded guilty to binding and using a stun gun on a man who sent an explicit photo to his teenage daughter.
In exchange for the guilty pleas, most of the charges were dropped. If Atwood completes his probation with no problems, he could seek to have his felony convictions reduced to misdemeanors, Hall said.
Authorities said Atwood lured Justin Moore, of Temecula, to his home on Jan. 10 last year after Moore sent Atwood’s daughter a picture of his genitals.
In court, Moore testified that when he went to Atwood’s home, he expected to discuss the photo and maybe have dinner. Instead, authorities said Atwood fired a shotgun blast over Moore’s car and ordered Moore to strip to his boxers.
Atwood then bound Moore with zip ties and shocked him on the neck with a stun gun, police said. Atwood also threatened to bury Moore on the Pechanga Indian Reservation, authorities said.
After about an hour, authorities said, Atwood turned Moore over to police, saying Moore was trespassing.
Atwood’s lawyer said his client believed Moore peered into another daughter’s window in the early morning hours within a few days of when the photo was sent. Atwood also filed a police report accusing Moore of sending pornography to a minor.
The only difference between me and Mr. Moore is that I don’t think I would be shocking him on the neck!
Stun guns were once made with just one general design. The devices were made in a rectangular or square shape that was black or gray in appearance. These devices worked well, but many of today’s stun gun buyers want more in the designs of their stun guns. That’s where all of the newest shapes and designs come in. (more…)
Stun guns are widely carried self-defense products that are popular with women who wish to have some protection from attackers. There are many small self-defense products on the market that can be used on an assailant, but one of the most disabling to a potential attacker is the stun gun. Just a few seconds of contact with a stun gun can leave an assailant unable to stand or move.
Stun guns require no special training to learn to use them properly. They are less expensive than guns and are a more aggressive type of personal protection device than pepper spray. Stun guns are usually small enough to carry in a purse, and some are small enough to tuck into a pocket.
There are many stun guns that work with a wrist strap. This safety device means that the stun gun can’t be used if it is pulled away from the owner’s wrist. This enables a person to carry it without worrying about it being used against them by an attacker.
While some women find it daunting to pull the trigger on a gun, pushing the button on a stun gun doesn’t result in a kickback from the weapon. It’s also less damaging to an assailant, resulting in a non-lethal shock that is usually not permanently harmful.
It only takes coming into contact with the voltage of a stun gun for two seconds before a reaction is caused in the attacker. It can be used on any part of the body and cause the same effect, unlike pepper spray, which must be aimed directly in the face.
Some women use their stun gun as a defense weapon from farther away by pressing the button and letting a potential attacker see the sparks of electricity flow between the contacts. This can help a woman to avoid an unnecessary confrontation without having to actually use the device on the assailant.
With the many types of stun guns on the market, women can choose tiny models that will fit into a clutch purse or larger ones that will deliver more power. Some young women take them to college to prevent dangerous incidents from occurring on campus. They are light enough to be tucked into a backpack or carried on top of a stack of books.
Many women who carry stun guns feel safer about working late at the office or about a commute that can be unpredictable. Having a small weapon to use gives some women peace of mind when they are feeling nervous about their surroundings.
Another reason that many women prefer to use stun guns over using a handgun is that the effects of a stun gun are non-lethal, making them safer to keep in the home. If a family member were to get a hold of a stun gun and use it accidentally, the device would not result in permanent injury or worse. After a few minutes, the person would simply recover from the jolt.