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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Blast him, Honey!

I like to read the news and commentary over at Police.com. Though I am not, and have never been or wanted to be a peace officer, I had a brief ocassion to work with them as a dispatcher once. I came to respect officers. In addition, I have been blessed with good, professional, contacts. Hey! Momma & Daddy didn't raise a complete idiot! They taught me to be polite and respectfull to anybody that carries a gun! :>)

Anyway, back to the story. I found this article by Ms. Perrin. I've read and learned from her insights before. I recommend this article for your consideration.

Blast him, Honey! - Self-protection for spouses
Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2002, Updated: April 7th, 2008 09:21 AM EDT

MICHELLE PERIN, Communications Contributor

"Self-protection is something that everyone needs to think about even if they are married to Dirty Harry. Unfortunately, even Dirty Harry has to go to work sometime. Spouses of law enforcement officers are luckier than regular citizens in this regard. Not only are all the common self-protection devices available to us, we have access to someone who has special training in using each of them. The devices I've mentioned are not the only ones available. Some might choose to learn physical protection techniques or any of the other ways of adding safety. The most important things to remember are self-protection is an active, evolving thing; you must be familiar and comfortable with whatever device you use; you must know the laws concerning your device. Most important of all, you must remain aware."

Michelle Perin worked as a police telecommunications operator with the Phoenix (AZ) Police Department for eight years. Currently, she is working on her M.A. in Criminology from Indiana State University and writes full-time balancing between a suburb in Arizona and a small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For more information, visit http://www.thewritinghand.net/

Read the whole article here.

"The most important things to remember are self-protection is an active, evolving thing; you must be familiar and comfortable with whatever device you use; you must know the laws concerning your device. Most important of all, you must remain aware." I think that bears repeating.

Some of us citizens choose to "pack heat" and others do not, or can not legally do so. No matter our status, we all have the God-given right to protect ourselves and our loved ones. PERIOD!

As I've said before, the handgun is the absolute best tool that I know of to accomplish that end. If you choose to use another implement, GREAT! If you choose to use nothing, that is great, too. Do not expect someone to come to your aid. They may not be available. Even if they are standing right next to you, they may choose not to.

Be safe and God Bless Ya'll !

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