Possessing any object specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence in Australia. There are many women, raped and/or murdered, who would have been liable to prosecution had they been carrying anything that might have saved them.
Why is it that the government sees making us defenceless more of a priority than helping us to protect ourselves???!!!
Home invasions, rapes & killings are happening all the time in Australia, yet the government denies us the right to carry or use anything specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal. I know the arguments against allowing people to carry items for self defence & the defence of their families; the perpetrator may take the defensive item from you & use it against you. This makes no sense to me, if someone is going to kill you anyway, what difference does it make if they take your can of pepper spray from you, or your taser, or your gun? At least you have an equaliser, a chance of defending yourself & or your family!
Another argument is; if anyone can purchase, carry & use an item of defence, then so can the perpetrators/criminals. Yes true, BUT THEY ALREADY CAN USE THESE ITEMS!!! It's only us that are left defenceless!!!
Why are the Australian people NOT standing up for their rights? Surely it is a human right to be able to protect yourself & your family? Don't they care, or do they assume that violence only happens to everyone else? Only happens to people who "ask for it"! Wake up people, you could be next!
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