Pepper SprayHeading back to school? Worried about your personal security on campus? You can learn how to defend yourself from any aggressor with pepper spray.

What is Pepper Spray?

Pepper spray is a very effective, non lethal weapon that temporarily disables any attacker. It’s made from ultra hot cayenne peppers that get into the eyes, nostrils and skin to cause an intense burning sensation that lasts for up to thirty minutes. When a criminal is hit with this self defense spray, their eyes will water, throat will constrict and they will find it very difficult to breathe. In short, this spray is designed to knock down an assailant and give you time to escape.

Carrying Pepper Spray on Campus

Every student is urged to walk with others wherever they go, both on and off campus. Unfortunately that is not always possible, and there will be times when you are going to and from a class, job or social event alone. Regardless of if you are by yourself or in a large group, carrying pepper spray is a good way to protect yourself and others if you do encounter danger from a violent criminal.

Before you begin carrying pepper spray, be sure to find out if it is legal on your campus. Most colleges encourage students to take steps to ensure their personal security, but you do want to be certain you are not breaking any school laws. Check with one of your instructors or a security officer to find out if a self defense spray is allowed.

Learn to use the Spray

Pepper spray is very easy to use, but like any other type of self defense device it’s always a good idea to be well trained on proper usage. Find out if your campus offers self defense courses that teach you how to properly handle and operate these non lethal weapons. College safety is a big issue, so most schools offer these classes all year long.

When you go for self defense training on how to handle and use pepper spray, you will be shown the best way to carry the canister and taught the importance of keeping it within reach. No matter how well you learn to use a weapon, if it is not accessible when you need it, then it will do you no good. Your instructor will show you how to hold the can, point and aim it, and the fastest way to spray your assailant with scalding hot pepper without getting it all over you in the process.

Using pepper spray can be a great way to protect yourself and your fellow students. Before you begin to carry it, however, get some self defense training so you know how to use it correctly, safely and efficiently.

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