Another proactive strategy to reduce the potential for victimization is the use of personal protection measures and equipment, including guns, pepper spray, knives, and tasers. It is a citizen’s right to defend one’s self against physical attack by using reasonable forces (Meadows, 2014). To prepare for this week's graded activities, please review the study guide for this week. It will give you a brief summation of the material for this lesson. This is not a comprehensive list of the information, so you will still need to read the textbook.
For this week's class discussion, please respond to the following prompts:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of people carrying protective equipment?
What are the ramifications if a person uses one of these weapons against someone?