Friday, September 24, 2010

dead ringer

Victim jewelry.

How close would you have to be to accurately spray your attacker with a minuscule puff of what probably amounts to a condiment anywhere south of, say, Cincinnati? Not to mention that negligent discharges are a fairly sure thing.

Nope...I'll be accessorizing with this, thankyouverymuch.

15 comments:

Mike W. said...

I fail to understand why so many people think pepper spray will incapacitate someone in the midst of a violent attack.

I've been sprayed before (voluntarily) It burned, it was extremely uncomfortable and I certainly wouldn't do it again.

That said, it's not too much worse than making chili with a bunch of hot peppers and then rubbing your face before washing your hands.

Not to mention some folks are damn near immune to the stuff. No one's immune to flying hot pieces of lead.

JD said...

It may work if you are punching them - not sure I want to get that close if I don't have to = )

Alan said...

It may be useful if you've got some bland food you need to spice up.

drjim said...

Epic.FAIL!

DixieLaurel said...

That couldn't contain enough pepper spray to deter a kitten much less an attacker. A false sense of security is more dangerous than no sense of security.

Rev. Paul said...

It puts me in mind of what Phlegmmy said about sucking chest wounds being a good warning.

lee n. field said...

"What about those late nights coming out of the office or pulling into the parking garage of our apartment complex? Suddenly, the ring doesn't seem quite so silly or old fashioned-looking."

It looks pathetic.

Old NFO said...

I'll stick with something in .45, thank you very much... And I agree with Dixie!

reflectoscope said...

Do they really expect to be taken seriously? I agree, better off with a clear head than a false sense of security.

Jim

sarahandmom said...

Let's see. I can either continue carrying a .45 Auto loaded with hollow points, which are very difficult for most human beings to tolerate...or I can buy an ugly-ass ring that contains just enough pepper spray to give me a single shot at, hopefully, catching the violent attacker in one eye.

Oh, such a hard decision.

-Sarah

Sebastian said...

The jewelry is pretty silly, at least as a spray device. It seems it would be better as an impact weapon, in which case I might suggest a better ring than that one.

But carrying a smarter form of pepper spray I think is a good thing to do, as it gives you more options along the force continuum.

Women tend to be treated more leniently than men in a deadly force situation, but there are still situations it could come in handy.

Justthisguy said...

Cincinnatti: Heh! Their idea of chili is best described as bad spaghetti. I tend to buy the big bottles of Crystal hot sauce, and have taken a spoonful of it neat from time to time, because I think it's yummy. I'd prolly need two or three ringfuls to season my poached eggs to my taste.

CircuitGizmo said...

That's it! Self defense chili!

Dave said...

I'm reminded of something from my many game books: 'digital weapons'.

No, not computer viruses. Basically, it's a one-shot weapon in a large ring setting. Depictions I've seen include them shooting a spray of poisoned needles, or a three-second laser beam.

Until those come to reality... yeah, stick with the firearm.

Jay G said...

And let me point out that, without the proper permit, one cannot possess this in the Volksrepublik of MA.

Yes, ineffective as it is, if you had this ring in MA without the appropriate FID, you would become a felon...

Welcome to Massachusetts, the birthplace - and graveyard - of liberty.