(Closed) Who carries pepper spray?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you carry pepper spray?
    Yes, everywhere I go (in public and in my home). : (29 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, but only when I go certain places. : (22 votes)
    16 %
    No (please explain why) : (74 votes)
    55 %
    I have other means to protect myself with. : (9 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you live in upstate NY, the crime can’t be so bad where you live – what is it specifically that makes you feel unsafe?

    I’ve considered getting pepper spray for times I am out in places like Oakland (2nd highest violent crime rate in the USA), but haven’t actually bought it yet. I feel very safe where I live on a daily basis, though.

    Post # 4
    1070 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I didn’t carry pepper spray until I started taking the bus home alone at night and walking to my apartment.  I keep it in my hand and ready to use while walking to my apartment.  It makes me feel better, like I could defend myself if something happened.  I hope it would also make any attacker think twice before jumping me if he saw it

    Post # 5
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I chose no because I live in a nice area now with my Fiance and I dont frequently go outside at night, unless I’m walking my rather large dog. Haha.

    When I was living alone in NYC, however, I did carry a can of mace with me. It was a gift from my overly protective and paranoid older brother.

    Post # 6
    9691 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No.  I’m not really paranoid, I don’t live in a neighborhood I’m uncomfortable being outside walking/running in, I don’t walk around alone at night by myself, etc.  If I was somewhere unsafe I don’t think I’d be there alone.

    I live in suburbia, if that helps.  And I am not really outside alone other than when I go running in the daylight hours.

    Post # 7
    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I dont but my best friend does. Her mom makes her carry it and she also has this huge thing of bear spray in her house too lol

    Post # 8
    946 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I sometimes carry a small taser in shady areas or after dark…yup, its pink!

    Post # 9
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I carry it outside my job (law enforcement). I can come around as paranoid but I see and hear about cases that could have been possibly prevented with the help of pepper spray as well as proper self-defense training. I live in a nice, safe neighbothood but that really means nothing…

    My Fiance also works in LE  and you never know who you can run into…

    Ladies: I highly recommend you to take some sort of class. It’s important to know how to defend youself.

    Post # 11
    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I go for a walk everyday at a park near my work, after some strage stuff happened… like homeless men started living on the benches and I found some lockboxes that had been broken into, I went ahead and got some, Just in case.

    Post # 12
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I do! I live by myself in Chicago, albeit in a good area. I always feel safe when walking home at night, but you never know.

    Post # 13
    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I carry bear spray because i’m more likely to get attacked by a bear than a person where I live! 

    Post # 14
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t carry any because I live in a safe college town.

    Post # 15
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I’ve always been taught to protect myself.  I spent my whole childhood wrestling with my older brothers.  I took gymnatsics and several different forms of martial arts from 3 years old until I was 17.  I was taught at a young age how to use a gun properly and to never put my finger on the trigger until I see a face.  I always carry atleast a knife, ductape, metal brick, and a flashlight.  I don’t care how comfertable I am anywhere that stuff is always with me and it’s been that way since I was 16.  I don’t know why but I’ve never been a fan of pepper spray.


    Post # 16
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I do! In general, it makes me feel safer and less nervous, especcially when i walk around at night around my campus. (at college)

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