Carry one if you want to!
I have a nerve injury in my leg, which requires the use of a cane. Because I'm not that old, I'm ALWAYS getting looks, especially when I pull into a handicap parking spot. I can't count the number of times I've seen people, especially older people, give me the "evil eye" and actually wait for me to get out of my car!?!?!?! When they see the cane and limp, their expression changes, as if they're saying..."ok, she's one of us". However, my point is, if you want to get a cane to use as a weapon, go ahead and do it, but be prepared to be stared at. Especially if you don't have a noticeable limp.
Originally Posted by rcsaxby
Actually, although I've had guns for a long time, my nerve injury is what prompted me to get my CC permit. Now that I CAN'T run away, I've felt very vulnerable. I also feel like I have a big target on my back! I now feel MUCH safer, although I think I've gone a bit overboard on my "layers of defense". If I'm ever attacked, I have a 220 lumen light to first blind them, before I spray them with LE strength pepper spray. Then I draw my gun and knife. I also have handcuffs. BTW, I don't plan to handcuff anyone. I plan to "encourage" them to lie down on their stomach, toss them the handcuffs, "encourage" them to handcuff themselves, then call the police. I don't know if making someone handcuff themselves is any different than handcuffing someone yourself, but I think it's a safer way to do it...especially for someone like me. I'm thrown off balance VERY easily and have lost count of the number of times I've fallen (broken both legs and my wrist, not to mention numerous sprains). For this reason, I can't really use my cane as a weapon. My point is, my situation is quite different than most. I've heard the comments from others regarding handcuffing someone, but why should they be allowed to run off and not be held accountable for their actions?