Everyone wants to feel safe in whatever place they find themselves but no one can really control the environment or people around them. People make many of their everyday choices based solely on what makes them feel safe: moving to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, parking under a bright lamp at night, walking in groups, or signing up for self-defense classes. Each person must do what makes them feel safe. Here are a few things to consider when making decisions about personal safety.
Whether a person decided to keep a gun in a concealed thigh holster or a can of mace on their keychain, they should make sure to check local laws to ensure that they are not doing or carrying anything illegal. Some states in the U.S. require a person to have a license for a concealed weapon and others allow open carry. Some businesses do not allow patrons to carry weapons of any kind onto the premises. Anyone carrying a weapon needs to be aware of these restrictions so that their method of defense doesn’t land them in trouble.
Not every method of defense is right for every person. One person may feel comfortable carrying a small taser while another may prefer to take a self-defense course. A person should check into all the options available and try out different choices to find what works best for them. They may want to have both self-defense training and carry a weapon. Having a weapon or training doesn’t mean a person should stop parking in well-lit areas and other things that encourage safety, but having more options can make a person feel safer from the outset.
Whatever a person’s choice, it must be made cautiously and in accordance with local laws. If a person is not comfortable with their protective method, they are less likely to use it if the occasion arises.