Tuesday, November 27, 2007

WomenOnGuard.com Makes Pepper Spray Donation To a Women’s Crisis Center in Texas

When WomenOnGuard.com launched its website in October 2006, they vowed to help in the prevention of violent crimes against women. WomenOnGuard.com donates 25 pepper spray products each month to a non-profit organization, which helps in the prevention and recovery of crimes committed against women.

Indian Beach, NC November 15, 2007. Every month, the owners of the website http://WomenOnGuard.com donates 25 pepper spray products to an organization whose purpose is prevention and assistance in the war against violent crimes committed against women. Susan Eaton, co-principal of WomenOnGuard.com, states that, “Prevention is key. If we can assist in providing a means of self-protection to women, which will help in preventing such heinous crimes, that is a very small price for us to pay”.

The websites November recipient is the Rape Crisis Center, Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas.

Another important issue to keep in mind during the holidays is the celebration parties. People will celebrate more often and it is very important that everyone is aware of who and where their drink is coming from. Do not leave your drink unattended. There are many date-rape drugs on the street.

Ms. Eaton goes on to say that, “there are many and various types and styles of non-lethal, self-defense products that women can carry. Carrying one of these products can aid in the prevention of a potential crime and result in one less victim. Just showing a would-be assailant that you are carrying pepper spray or a stun gun, is a deterrent in itself”.

The website http://WomenOnGuard.com sells non-lethal, self-defense products such as Mace, pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, personal alarms, nanny cams and surveillance equipment for home or office. The newest non-lethal, self-defense product on the market is the Taser C2 Series, made especially for women. It has a small non-gun design; it is lightweight and easy to carry. It is a very popular product in high demand.

Defensive sprays and stun devices should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older. Pepper spray is legal in all 50 states, however some cities and states have restrictions on sizes and strengths. There are some states where stun devices are illegal. If you are not sure of the legality in your area, you should check with your local city or state attorney’s office. WomenOnGuard.com does have a “State Restrictions” category on its website however, accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.

Susan Eaton, Co-Principal

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Don't Become a Victim of Date Rape Drugs

With the Holidays approaching there will be more opportunities for women to get date raped. This is the time when there are large groups of people celebrating and probably when there is the most drinking of alcohol. The time when your guard is set aside and you just want to enjoy the festivities. DON'T let this happen! You can still enjoy but also be OnGuard. Below are some steps you can take to avoid these assaults:
  1. Don't accept open drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) from others who you do not know or do not trust; this includes drinks that come in a glass.
  2. When in bars or clubs always get your drink directly from the bartender and do not take your eyes off the bartender or your order; don't use the waitress or let somebody go to the bar for you.
  3. At parties, only accept drinks in closed containers: bottles, cans or tetra packs.
  4. Never leave your drink unattended or turn your back on your table.
  5. Do not drink from open beverage sources like punch bowls, pitchers or tubs.
  6. Keep your eyes and ears open; if there is talk of date rape drugs or if friends seem "too intoxicated" for what they have taken, leave the party or club immediately and don't go back.
If you still want to be even more cautious, there is a new system you can use to make sure your drink is safe called "Drink Safe Technology". This is a package of paper strips or coasters you can purchase that lets you test your drink by dipping it in your glass, similar to the test strips we used in chemistry class. These strips will change color if any drug is detected. You can carry these in your purse or pocket. To get more information about this system visit: www.drinksafetech.com.au

Have a great and SAFE holiday.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Why Buy A Stun Gun?

Do you carry a stun gun or not? Why do you or don't you carry a stun gun or some sort of self defense product?
I purchased one back in 1988. Why? My reason was because I was riding the metro rail in Atlanta Georgia and did not feel safe without some sort of self defense product. Back then, I only weighed 110 lbs. and felt I could be an easy target for any stranger that would get too close to me. My main concern was walking 2 blocks to where my car was parked from the station. This was especially risky and very scary in the winter months when it was already dark by the time I left my job!
Fortunately I knew someone that knew about stun guns back then and I knew where to purchase one. Women and men now a days might know about stun guns too but have no idea where to buy one. Unfortunately our local superstores or discount stores don't carry them.
What are your thoughts?


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