A trending news story in the world of Self Defense News involves a Raleigh man who defended himself by beating an assailant over the head with a tote pump until the assailant broke off his attack and ran away. The incident happened in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina on October 10, 2017 at 1:15 am. The man was walking home from a bar to his apartment when the attack happened.
“It’s a good thing I had that tote pump on me when the guy came up to me,” said the man who asked to remain anonymous.
When asked why he had the item in his possession he said that he had won the item in a karaoke contest at the aforementioned bar.
This goes to show that we all must remain vigilant especially at night in an urban environment. Certainly, possessing a firearm is probably a more effective means of defense, however, in a pinch any item and even a good fist or kick can make the difference between being a victim and defending yourself.
And that is what we are all about here at the Self Defense News Blog. That is, we are all about people taking a stand and defending themselves. For too long we have been fed the line that if we are mugged we should give the attacker what they want. It is better to loose a few dollars than to loose your life. This is true to a certain extent however, we have seen that this type of submissive attitude only leads to an emboldened criminal which in turn leads to a lower quality of life for all. At a certain point the quality of life for all must take priority over the preservation of ones own life. In other words why place such a priority on your own life if its quality is low?