Monday, February 18, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Pepper Spray Donation By Helps Ohio Rape Crisis Center was launched on the premise of preventing violent crimes committed against women. The website gives women several options for personal self-defense. Sexual assaults continue to increase in our nation. What we can do, as a business owned by women, is to help in the prevention of assaults by empowering women with these options.

Indian Beach, NC February 8, 2008. The February recipient of pepper spray products, donated by, is the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center provides education, workshops, support groups and programs for survivors of sexual violence and those who support them.

Susan Eaton, co-principal of, states that, “Our mission is to empower women with the options of self-defense. Our vision is to be recognized as one of the most respected organizations, which contributed to the prevention of violent crimes committed against women.”

Ms. Eaton goes on to say that, “there are various types and styles of non-lethal, self-defense products that women can carry. We encourage everyone to be prepared which means following safety tips and carrying a self-defense product that will aid in your defense should you find yourself in an unpleasant or uncomfortable situation.
Just showing a would-be attacker that you are carrying pepper spray or a stun gun, is a deterrent in itself”.

What are your options for self-defense?

The popularity of pepper spray has grown tremendously due to the increase in violent crimes. Pepper spray comes in various sizes, strengths and shapes. Some are small enough to attach to a keychain and some are shaped like a tube of lipstick for concealment. There is even a pepper spray that looks like a pager.

A stun gun can immobilize an attacker for several minutes leaving them disoriented with a loss of balance and in a confused state of mind. Stun guns come in varying sizes, voltages and shapes. Some are so small they can fit in the palm of your hand. There are others that are disguised as a cell phone. sells non-lethal, self-defense products such as pepper spray, Mace, stun guns, Taser C2, personal alarms and home protection products.

You must be 18 years of age to purchase pepper spray or stun gun products.
Pepper spray is legal in all 50 states, however some cities and states have restrictions on sizes and strengths. There are some states where the stun gun and Taser 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. does have a “State Restrictions” category on its website however, accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.
Susan Eaton, Co-Principal
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