My rolling thunder walking club is an expanding group of senior citizens that goes for a walk every morning Monday through Saturday, rain or shine. It’s good exercise and is good camaraderie. We started with two people and are up to six now. Not everybody shows up every day, but that’s okay. We have fun anyhow once a week we go for a walk at an undisclosed location varying the scenery and our exercise. But I’m getting off track.
Millions of Americans join us every day for a walk run or bicycling as their exercise of the day. It is good for the body, the mind and the spirit. One of the very few threats that walkers, joggers and cyclists have is from dog attacks and dog bites. Nearly 5,000,000 Americans are bitten every year by a dog.
Close to 1 million of those require hospitalization. It seems to be a rapidly growing problem all across the country. If you have ever been the victim of a charging dog you know how absolutely terrifying it can be.
I used to carry the telescopic stun baton and in fact I had to use it a couple of times on my walks. But recently I’ve been carrying the Mace pepper gun. I believe this is the best long-range defense against a dog attack.
It shoots out a 10 percent solution of oleoresin capsicum up to 25 feet away. It has enough OC in its’ replaceable canister for seven 25 foot shots.
A face shot of OC will cause intense pain, coughing and choking, shortness of breath in humans. Think of what it will do to a dog. Even aggressive dogs are repulsed by OC spray.
So don’t leave your self defense to chance start carrying a Mace pepper gun and enjoy your walk. And like they say in the old American Express commercials “don’t leave home without it.”
When are you getting one?
If you think crime can only happen to the other guy you are wrong. The “other guy” is thinking the same thing and to him you are that “other guy”. There is a reason why they call it self defense. You have to protect yourself, your family, your home and business!!
Chances are if you are reading this that crime has touched your life in some way or you consider yourself at risk. Take the next step and do something to protect yourself! Your life and safety is worth far more than the cost of one of these.
A 10% solution of OC spray is illegal in some jurisdictions. So check the internet or your local sheriff’s department first before getting some. BOLA TANGKAS