Pepper Spray vs Two armed men

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    Pepper Spray vs Two armed men

    I was looking at some self-defense sites and found this quote.

    "In Kansas City Missouri a woman drove into the parking lot of a car wash. Two men approached her to give up her keys at gunpoint. The woman reached for her keys but pulled out the pepper spray on her key chain and sprayed on the two men. The men backed off and she was able to escape without harm. This woman was quoted by KCTV5 news: ‘Thank God. This is something that saved my life, and it could save any woman’s life'."
    Now I am all for pepper spray and have carried some Sabre Red in my pocket for a long time....but there is no way a lady stopped two armed men with OC only.

    This story is crap

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    Maybe they had realistic Airsoft Guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikGr7 View Post
    Now I am all for pepper spray and have carried some Sabre Red in my pocket for a long time....but there is no way a lady stopped two armed men with OC only.

    This story is crap
    I have to disagree. Plenty of 'armed men' are simple thugs looking for a quick buck. Prompt resistance, even if it's just pepper spray, may well be enough to persuade them to seek easier prey. Pepper spray may not be enough to incapacitate a determined assailant, but plenty of assailants aren't that determined.

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    Just because someone is armed does not mean they have the will to harm.
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    People who rely on Oleoresin Capsicum to save them from armed assailants need to take a large dose of reality. It does not have the range nor the stopping power to be useful in a gunfight. Those who absolutely refuse to even think of taking a life are crippling themselves defensively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackeagle View Post
    I have to disagree. Plenty of 'armed men' are simple thugs looking for a quick buck. Prompt resistance, even if it's just pepper spray, may well be enough to persuade them to seek easier prey. Pepper spray may not be enough to incapacitate a determined assailant, but plenty of assailants aren't that determined.

    I agree.
    Not willing to shoot her, just using the gun as intimidation. Now looking for an easier target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Just because someone is armed does not mean they have the will to harm.
    And we have a winner.
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    Plus OC freakin sucks bad!
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    I guess they didnt want the car that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikGr7 View Post
    I was looking at some self-defense sites and found this quote.



    Now I am all for pepper spray and have carried some Sabre Red in my pocket for a long time....but there is no way a lady stopped two armed men with OC only.

    This story is crap
    im sure if you looked hard enough, somewhere youd find a story about 2 bad guys winning a fight when their victim had a gun. sometimes you jsut get lucky and calling the assailants bluff with a can of spray is enough to deter them. and sometimes they will stop at nothing to get what they want, no matter what the odds. there will always be outliers/exceptions to every generality, and i read that as being one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by United93 View Post
    Those who absolutely refuse to even think of taking a life are crippling themselves defensively.
    Tell that to my 17-year-old daughter who can't carry yet, or my son on his college campus.

    Pepper spray is a lot better than nothing.

    Lots of kudos to the woman who stood up for herself! More of us should.
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    OC is better than nothing, I agree. The dirtbags are lucky that this woman was not armed.
    Maybe with this experience, another individual will determine it's time to have her CCW permit.

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