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View Poll Results: Do you Carry Protection Against Attack?
Pepper Spray 43 31.62%
Citronella Spray or Other Spray (Please Name Other) 6 4.41%
Taser 2 1.47%
Stun Gun 2 1.47%
Baton or Stick 28 20.59%
Other 73 53.68%
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post #31 of 177 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 04:04 PM
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What are you legally allowed to protect yourself with???

Its funny, the places in the states with the strictest gun laws are the ones with the highest crime rates. Is it that way for yall in Canada?
While I'm a big second amendment proponent, the percentage of violent crime & homicides in Canada is and, AFAIK, always has been, lower than in the USA.
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What are you legally allowed to protect yourself with???

Its funny, the places in the states with the strictest gun laws are the ones with the highest crime rates. Is it that way for yall in Canada?
I'm not sure, I've never felt the need to look into it.

No, it's not that way at all. Our gun crime is like nothing, but sometimes we have stabbings instead . That kind of stuff happens mostly on the other side of the city though. I've never felt unsafe walking at night in this neighborhood . Minus going to the dog park, I almost exclusively walk my dog at around 2am so I don't have to deal with dog lovers interrupting my walk.


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I don't carry anything. Although this thread makes me think...
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I don't carry anything. Although this thread makes me think...
Well, my daughter and her dog were just minding their own business when two dogs attacked a couple of months ago which got me thinking. Not only am "I" a target, but now I'm walking with another target, as well.

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I carry a Beretta tomcat, with hollow points, where I walk is in the woods, and there are coyotes also

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No gun, no mace, just leash and cellphone. I live in one of the safest suburb, Koda is the scary lookin' dog in the 'hood. (because he looks a bear, according to the kids).


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Depending on clothing and weather, a Springfield XD 45acp or 9mm. This is mainly for the 2 legged problems, haven't had any problems with the 4 legged variety. My wife carries a Ruger LCP .380
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I carry a Beretta tomcat, with hollow points, where I walk is in the woods, and there are coyotes also
Colt .38 special, with alternating snake shot and hollow points, although it's really more of a snake/coyote gun than anything else. They sell some super-concentrated citronella spray at the place where I take agility classes, I keep meaning to pick it up for stray dogs. I don't want to shoot somebody's dog, especially if I can't tell whether or not it's friendly. With a dog usually by the time you've figured out it's truly aggressive, it's too late and you're just as likely to shoot your own dog. I think a gun is a poor choice for defense against dogs.


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well I hit pepper spray, but after reading it could backfire, I think I may change to the citronella..someone else suggested to me wasp spray since we've had some bear sightings around here lately.

I've had more encounters with 'dogs' than wildlife or weird people. So I got some pepper spray but haven't needed it yet ..

I hope I never have to use anything, Masi is one that wouldn't hesitate to 'give back' what she'd get from another dog, but I really don't want her in that position nor do I want myself in that position.

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