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D.C. self defense

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Ranger142, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Ranger142

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    I will be spending a few days in D.C. What can be used for legal self defense?
     
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    a gun purchased by the attorney general...
     

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    Run fast, hide well.
     
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  7. wprebeck

    wprebeck Got quacks?

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    I carried a gun and spare mag. Met lots of nice folks, too.
     
  8. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

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    Which is great for you being a CO and carrying under LEOSA.

    But your post is useless and does nothing for the OP.

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    OP. Pretty much everything that has been mentioned are your options. A knife with a blade three inches or less. It can't be one that use a spring or is buttoned operated to open. A heavy pin or such can be used to I guess. NO spray.

    I don't know what you plan to do. But be aware that if you're doing touristy stuff. Pretty much every building has metal detectors. So make sure nothing is to "weapony". Local LEOs could give a bad time.

    Something like this may be an option. But I've never used/had one.
    http://www.bladehq.com/item--Takedown-Elite-Tactical-Defense-Pen--12387

    There are many brands to choose from. From 10-60 dollars. Just google "defense pen".

    Of course these are kinda gimmicky and stupid. But if you can find a cheapy hard pen at Wallyworld, that would do the job.

    If anything. I'd imagine a nice sharp stab to the neck with a BIC would do the job too.
    These qualify as sturdy pens.
     
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  9. wprebeck

    wprebeck Got quacks?

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    But, it does pass the time while working off duty all night. Which is what I was doing.
     
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    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

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    That works.:supergrin: Hopefully all the natives are being nice and quiet for ya.:wavey:

    Take care and be safe.

    On a side note. I can't believe I had to give the suggestion of a "defense pen" as a viable defensive tool. :)
     
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    Avoid DC like the plague if at all possible. And this goes for Maryland as well. Stay in Virginia where you can carry your firearm (Ohio and Virginia have reciprocity agreements). You may carry open or concealed here.
     
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    Our local Bass Pro Shop has a S&W knife and "Tactical Pen" for ~$20. The pen is nice and sturdy, and would work as well as those costing $100+. The knife is Ok, good for throwing in the car, desk or toolbox as a spare.

    For around $6, you can get an all metal Zebra 701 at Walmart, Target, etc. - but not as strong and not quite as long.
     
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