Sending your kids off to college is an emotional time. You are so proud of their achievements and are excited (and a little sad) that they are leaving home. They will be on their own and will learn to become independent responsible adults. We hope that the college provides a safe atmosphere to achieve this, but we know today that more and more violence is happening on college campuses. How can we ensure their safety away from home?
According to the FBI report, there were 501 acts of forcible rape, 1445 aggravated assaults and 12128 burglaries that occurred on our college campuses last year. The college campus might appear to be a safe and friendly place; however, because of the size of the campus and the nature of the students’ schedules, it often provides the location and time for crime to happen. Your college kid actually has a lot of time where they are alone and vulnerable. They often stay late at the library studying, or may attend a night class at the quiet side of campus. They are extremely vulnerable when they have to walk back to their dorm or apartment by themselves late at night. All these instances are windows of opportunity for a criminal to attack.
Although most campuses have a well-lit sidewalk and a police escort service, you cannot count on them all the time. If someone is following your kid to their dorm room late at night, what would they do? Can they defend themselves if they are being attacked? It is always better to be safe than sorry.
We recommend the following stun guns for the college student’s personal protection.
Streetwise Mini Stun Gun
- Huge stopping power in a tiny package
- Easily carry in pocket or purse
- Perfect for small hand size
This is a perfect stun gun for the college student’s personal protection. It is discrete and powerful. The Streetwise Mini Stun Gun is only 3.5″ inches long (half the size of a dollar bill) and it can easily be fit in a bookbag or small purse or even their jean’s pocket. Students often have a lot of books to carry. The last thing they need is another large device to carry. This small stun gun produces 1,000,000 volts of electricity which is the highest voltage available for a stun gun. The higher the voltage, the faster the immobilization and the lesser the confrontation time.
We actually have had customers who have had to use it to defend themselves. They say that just test-firing the stun gun in front of the attacker is very effective in preventing attacks. When the stun gun is test-fired, the attacker sees the current going through the metal plate at the tip of the stun gun. This is very intimidating. More importantly, the stun gun will make a very loud cracking noise. Our customers say that the loud cracking noise actually makes the attacker jump. He is so startled, he runs away.
If you feel that someone is following you or wants to hurt you, test-fire this mini stun gun in front of them and let them know you are ready to defend yourself and that you will not be an easy target.
Diablo Flashlight Stun Gun
- Easily take down an attacker
- Disguised as flashlight – easily goes unnoticed
- Slim and light weight design for easy carrying
The Diablo Flashlight Stun Gun works very similar to the Streetwise Mini Stun Gun. The stun gun looks like a regular small flashlight. No one would know that you are holding a powerful stun device in your hand. This unit is 4.5 million volts, which is extremely powerful and will also make a loud cracking noise when you test fire it.
This flashlight stun gun comes with 160 lumen flashlight feature. It is extremely bright and it does help when you need it.
- Provides up to 15 feet of distant safety
- Doubles as stun gun for close contact
- Laser beam sight insures accurate aim
This is by far the best self defense product on the market. Some campus police even carry this when they are on duty. When you pull the trigger, the TASER C2 will shoot out two small probes up to 15 feet away from the attacker. This will keep you at a safe distance from the assailant. The TASER delivers a unique and powerful signal that completely overrides the intruder’s nervous system and totally immobilizes him.
The TASER C2 will also work as a contact stun gun for close-distance use. If you miss the attacker, all you need to do is unplug the air cartridge and hold the TASER against the attacker’s body. The take down power is just as effective.
When you fire the TASER C2, it will deliver a thirty second discharge. That thirty seconds is your window of opportunity to leave the TASER and run away. Don’t worry about leaving the TASER behind because the manufacturer actually provides a lifetime replacement warranty – if you use a TASER C2 to defend yourself and you file a police report, the manufacturer will replace your C2 for free.
The TASER C2 laser aiming feature not only does it increase your chances of hitting the subject while under stress, it will also make a psychological impact when the laser is pointed on the attacker. When they see it they will know that they are about to experience a 30-second electrical shock if they move one step closer to you.