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- Published on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 20:25
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Members of Gender and Sexual Minorities often cringe at exercising their second amendment rights or carrying anything that might remotely be considered a weapon. Even people who would shy away from gun ownership should consider considering ways to actively and passively defend themselves. Ironically, the people who live in big cities with the strictest laws against self-defense items are most likely to need firearms, tasers, and other items that disable an opponent and allow an individual to escape. (Make no mistake: Small towns are not safe any more either, but the crime rates are still lower in small towns than they are in big cities). Asexuals who belong to the Homoromantic, Biromantic or Transgender category unfortunately have more need to learn self-defense than Heteroromantic Cisgender individuals.
Individuals can take passive steps to defend themselves easy. Even inactive cell phones can use the 911 to call police help. The sight of someone making a phone call will deter some attackers. Other methods include traveling in well lit areas, carrying bright flashlights and personal alarms at night, and traveling in groups. It also helps to stay out of dangerous areas at night.
Passive self-defense options may work well, but they do not always deter someone. People who find themselves being attacked may want to consider devices such as stun guns or pepper spray. These devices are designed to disable the attacker and give an individual a chance to run away. Sadly, many of the municipalities where people would need these items the most also have the greatest restrictions on their ownership. The best defense may be a person not putting themselves in a situation like this in the first place.