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  • Tasers and Lasers for NATO

     

     

    NATO testing non-lethal weapons in Belgium NATO testing non-lethal weapons in Belgium. 

    Times have changed and the military along with it, to the extent that NATO recently sponsored a Non-Lethal Technology Exercise, from 19 to 30 September, to practice and assess the military use of non-lethal weapons in land operations.

    Governments of the United States, China, and India are increasingly turning to non-lethal weapons, such as pepper sprays or kinetic devices in order to curb riots. Weapons that are the most popular include acoustics, or infrasonic generators, as well as M-84 Flash Bang Grenade, Stingball Grenade, Oleoresin Capsicum Dispensers, Vehicle Obscurant Smoke System and Vehicle-Launched Non-Lethal Grenades, and Spike Strips, all of which are used for emotional and psychological impact. They frighten, depress and confuse the victim.  

    No wonder that the military loves such weapons. They don’t kill. They don't brutalize. They don't traumatize. No court cases or costly lawsuits. And any may argue it barely matters, but maybe soldiers can better sleep at night without replaying the gore of fallen heads and bloody bodies.

    Says Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges:

    Non-lethal capabilities are critical for force protection purposes and to give commanders a range of different options to bring potentially hostile situations rapidly under control, while avoiding escalation and the disproportionate use of force.

    In a step that is one small step in the history of mankind but one giant step in military warfare, NATO’s Defence Against Terrorism Programme of Work (DAT POW) organised its NATO Non-Lethal Technology Exercise-Land (NNTEX-16L) at the Elsenborn military camp, in Belgium, on Monday last week.  Troops from eight countries - Belgium, the Netherlands,  Britain, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway and North America - had a merry time shooting and tossing lasers, Tasers, smoke bombs, gas sprays, and the like, and testing non-lethal weapons for land operations under various settings. Two of the test scenarios included shooting to deter a mock ‘suspicious’ driver at a hasty vehicle checkpoint  and intimidating pseudo terrorists in a pseudo security setting.

    The organizers were satisfied.

    “Exercises such as NNTEX-16L demonstrate that non-lethal weapons are today technically mature enough to give the warfighter more options in the escalation of force process,” said Major Dr. Alex P., the Belgian representative to the DAT POW Non-Lethal Capability Working Group.  “We now need more opportunities to demonstrate their use in other types of missions to convince the senior leadership to integrate them on the field.”

    Non-lethal weapons have become the weapon of choice for large segments of society.

    They're cheap, they deter attackers with minimal casualties (so you have no deaths or lawsuits on your hand), and are superbly efficient, among other benefits. Furthermore, they're so small, you can easily slip a taser or laser in your pocket without notice. Best of all, and this is their purpose, they slip you the precious few moments to escape and regroup your energies to call for help or to defend someone who’s being attacked.

    The military use them in a variety of conflict situations, from humanitarian and peace operations to combat operations. Non-lethal weapons give our men and women in uniform alternatives between “shouting and shooting”.

    The DAT POW Non-Lethal Capabilities (NLC) initiative is the latest programme that has gone all out to recruit pepper spray, gas bombs and the like to scare terrorists. With ISIS on the upswing and terrorism in the news, traditional methods may need something else.

    Non-lethal weapons may be the answer.


    Citizens turn to non-lethal weapons, too, to defend themselves and their loved ones from a growing number of situations. We, at 1st Mission LLC offer a variety of cheap and subtle non-lethal weapons for your personal and home safety. Contact us for more information.

  • Here's How You Can Make a Business From Tasers

     

    Protect yourself with a non-lethal weapon Protect yourself with a non-lethal weapon

    Non-lethal weapons - think of pepper sprays, tasers, smoke bombs, and the like - are big business, since they're cheap, can stop attackers with minimal casualties (so you have no deaths or lawsuits on your hand), and work well, among other benefits.

    A new report from Allied Market Research, called, "World Non-Lethal Weapons Market by Product, Technology, Application, and Geography - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," said that business in lethal weapons around the world is expected to shoot to $9,656 million by 2022.  That’s about 8% higher than its current earnings, or a growth from USD 5.65 Billion in 2015 to USD 8.37 Billion by 2020.

    Most civilians want energy non-lethal weapons that include smoke bombs, gas sprays, and the like. The military wants acoustics, or sonic, non lethal weapons which direct painful sound into an individual’s ear at great distances.

    North America is going to be the leading seller in the global market.

    Laws are constantly coming out regulating non-lethal weapons, but the market’s on an upswing, and in the defense world, is fiercest in Asia-Pacific “due to strong economic growth, increasing military expenditure, rapid industrial development, and growing civil unrest situations in countries including India,Japan, and China," says lead analysts, Pankaj Lanjudkar, ICT & Media Research, AMR.

    So what does this mean to you?

    1. Insight into current events

    It certainly indicates the times we live in. Arguably, there's more killing and violence. There’s crime. There’s student shooting. There’s terrorism. There are bears. Regulations curb lethal weapons in some countries and states, but increasingly more people are seeking ways to protect themselves. They’re enrolling in classes, studying relevant online movies, reading articles and chatting.  Personal defense maneuvers such as karate or jiu-jitsu have become popular. Research shows non lethal weapons are, too - particularly since you can buy weapons so small they fit into your pocket.  Best of all, many non-lethal weapons average $10.  Our short guide gives you a run-down of your options.

    2. Profit

    You may be able to make a profitable business of it, just as our company, 1st Mission LLC, does. Buy a few weapons, teach yourself or hire an expert, evaluate your market, reach out to them and sell at a higher price. You’ll also need certification and government permits.

    There are two ravenous markets. Governments of U.S., China, and India are increasingly turning to tools such as pepper sprays or gas tears in order to curb riots. Civilians are ordering the latest and, often, reasonably-priced tools to protect themselves.  If you want to know where to specialize, the report points to energy weapons, such as explosives, gases and sprays, as the grabber. Acoustics comes at a close second. Acoustics, or infrasonic generators are more popular with the military and you’d likely need special permission to sell them. As with non-lethal weapons, in general, they’re used for emotional and psychological impact. They frighten, depress and confuse the victim.

    3. Protection

    You may want to buy one or two innocuous weapons to try for yourself. After all, if so many people - and the hobby’s surging - are going into this, you may want to consider buying a taser, pepper spray, stun gun, Kubotans, or similar to defend yourself and your family, too. These are the safest. Many of our sprays come as keyrings, armbands, even lipsticks and ‘colognes’. We offer holsters that conceal and carry your guns. Our Tasers come in two types: The first, resembling an electric razor, is cheaper and easier to use than the second which resembles a pistol and is the standard C2 of the police force.

    Then again, you may want to try the Kubotan which you use for punching, attacking vulnerable parts of the body, or as a flailing weapon. More advanced weapons can cause biological symptoms like nausea, vomiting, organ damage, burns, or, in rare cases, death—depending on the frequency and power level. You certainly (or, rather hopefully!) don’t want these. This article reviews easy weapons that are best for starters.


    Weapons such as the Kabutan, pepper spray, stun gun, or taser take you only so far. As with so many low-priced guns for sale your best bet is to practice using them if you buy them and try to avoid danger in the first place. 1st Mission LLC offers cheap priced non-lethal weapons for your personal and home safety. Contact us for more information.

  • What Is the Best-Priced Gun Online for Urban Self-Defense?

     

    The world can be a dangerous and unpredictable place. It only takes one incident, no matter how rare, to danger your health and safety. You don't need to kill someone to protect yourself. You can also buy weapons that are so small they fit into your pocket to give you a few moments to escape.  Best of all, many guns for sale average $10. Here’s a run-down so you can decide your best options.

    Defense sprays

    Your best defense sprays would be pepper or gas. They work by spraying a harmful substance in the attacker’s eyes. Think of rubbing jalapeno pepper in your eye, and multiply that by 800 times. The heat from pepper sprays is measured in Scoville Heat Units. A typical jalapeno pepper is about 2,500 Scoville Heat Units, while the same commercially available weapon sprays two million Scoville Heat Units. The result is temporary blindness, burning pain, difficulty breathing, swollen eyelids, and excessive tears.

    When getting a pepper spray look for a spray that has a range of at least 10 feet, one that has at least five shots in case you miss or face multiple threats, and one that contains at least 10% OC (oleoresin capsicum) which is the chemical that disables your attacker. Your spray should also be easy to use and light. Many of our sprays come as keyrings, armbands, even lipsticks and ‘colognes’! Most people choose the the fogger, stream, or foam sprays that don't need precise aim. If you’re concerned about blowback or bad weather, choose a gel.

    Pepper spray Pepper spray

    Pepper works best when you’re several feet away from your assailant. Your assailant has to be susceptible to the toxin; some people use drugs which make them invulnerable to the pain. As with all these guns for sale, check local laws before buying to see what you can and cannot buy.

    Stun gun

    Not too long ago, a teenager zapped her teacher for getting in her way. Morals aside, this stunt takes guts, since stun gun involves pressing against the assailant for, at least, five seconds. The stun gun uses powerful voltages of electricity that momentarily paralyze the brain and deplete the muscles of sugar so that the attacker is immobilized. This gives you a chance to escape. As with the taser, it is best that you practice before using, particularly since you can shock yourself when reaching for the gun. You need to know how to use the gun in different environments and situations and how to deliver just enough voltage to stop an attacker.

    Disadvantages include the fact that you need to make actual physical contact with an assailant, that you need to be armed from a reaction standpoint, in which case your assailant may notice it, and that the stun gun can be turned against you. You’re luckiest if your assailant has his back to you, such as if you're defending someone else who’s warding off an attacker.

    Stun gun Stun gun

    Stun guns come in two types: the close range and projectile. The projectiles are safest but, at average $400, put a deeper dent in your wallet.

    Taser

    The taser lets you shoot from up to 15 feet away, with law enforcement tasers having a longer range of 21 feet. The gun works by firing a barbed dart into the assailant’s skin, but you have only one chance to use the bullet. Your best bet is to buy a spare bullet and practice by draping an old t-shirt or rag over a piece of plywood and hitting it. As Don Stahlnecker advises, stand five to seven feet from the target, aim the laser at the upper chest, don’t touch the probes, fire, and run. Victims recuperate within 30 seconds, so use the taser as means to escape.

    The taser only works if the assailant is wearing thin enough clothing or is moving in such a way that the barb enters his skin. You may want another weapon as backup. Finally, find a place where the weapon is easily accessible to you, but away from younger children or those who may inadvertently use it to harm. 1stMission LLC sells holsters that conceal and carry your guns.

    Taser Taser

    Tasers come in two types: The first, resembling an electric razor, is cheaper and easier to use than the second which resembles a pistol and is the standard C2 of the police force.

    Kubotan

    Think of a baseball bat on a keyring, short and stumpy with whirls, and you've got the Kubotan. Developed by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s, the Kubaton was used by Senator Edward M. Davis the former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. The keychain weapon is about 14 cm long and as thick as a marker pen. It is lined with six round grooves and has a ring at the end for keys. You can hold it in various ways for punching, attacking vulnerable parts of the body, or using as a flailing weapon.  Some strategies include digging the end of the Kubotan into the small of the back, stabbing the end of the Kubotan into the pectoral muscle, choking the assailant, or sealing the Kubotan around an attacker’s wrist. Kubotans are best used in street fights, and are excellent for women since they’re easy to carry and hide. Your best strategy is to find a local instructor and to practice the tricks. Failing that, you can find dozens of free Kubotan videos that teach you basic techniques.

    Kubotan Kubotan

     

    Copycats of the Kubotan include self-defense keychain sticks or other self-defense pocket weapons, such as this rubber handle steel baton.


    Weapons such as the Kabutan, pepper spray, stun gun, or taser take you only so far. As with so many low-priced guns for sale your best bet is to practice using them if you buy them and try to avoid danger in the first place. 1st Mission LLC offers cheap priced non-lethal weapons for your personal and home safety. Contact us for more information.

  • An Israeli training specialist’s advice on the best weapon for self-defense

     

    Ronit Seer: Israeli training specialist

    Ronit Seer trained with guns, knives, spears, and other non-lethal and lethal weapons all her life. Ronit fought various wars including the bloody Lebanese war of 1975. She sailed the Mediterranean seas with the Israeli army from 1969 to 1981, and was one of  200 out of 2,500 recruits who decoded Morse code to keep the Army alive. Before that, Ronit, a strapping 24-year-old, taught the recruits Krav Maga to defend themselves. And 35 years earlier, her parents had helped found one of the first kibbutzim on the shores of Lake Kinneret. They had used rusted British rifles to fend themselves from intruders and beasts.

    I met Ronit last week in her home in the hills of Henrico, a suburb in Richmond, North Virginia. Knives hung on the wall, a machete in padded holster lay on the highchair of her five-month-old grandson - she had just taken it down for camping, her son-in-law entered with a firearm peeking from the pocket of his pants. In 1981, Ronit had settled in Virginia and run a successful store near the University of Richmond where she sold all types of non-lethal weapons.  “Times were good,” she told me, “and the students lived in the not always safe part of the South Side. Many felt they needed to look after themselves. Then also the girls especially wanted to protect themselves. And then they loved weapons.”

    Ronit’s husband, Rafi, comes from the Israeli navy, too. They married in three weeks. Living in Israel, she said, makes you want kids fast. It also gives you an abiding interest in self-defense.

    The largely-sheltered Virginia university students would come into her weapon store and go straight for guns or knives. Ronit’s advice was the following:

    • Tasers may accidentally give your attacker a heart attack, or even kill him. Best not to use them.
    • Stun guns don't always work and can be used against you. Keep away from them.
    • Knives? Do you have the guts to use them? You have to practice, practice, practice, and even then your attacker can twist them out of your hand and kill you.

    Know too, she said, that many of these attackers are well-trained. Take gang members, for instance, the hired ones know every last trick and far more about lethal weapons than typical students could acquire in a month's concentrated reading. Gangsters drug their bodies to withstand tasers, stun guns, and so forth.

    Your only hope?

    Tear gas or  pepper spray. These work by spraying a harmful substance in the attacker’s eyes and making them go temporarily blind, burn their eyes, swell their eyelids, choke their breathing, and cause excessive tears. Pepper sprays use Scoville Heat Units to measure the weapon’s temperature. A typical jalapeno pepper contains about 2,500 Scoville Heat Units, while your pepper spray gun unloads two million Scoville Heat Units. Think of rubbing jalapeno pepper in your eye, and multiply that by 800 times. That’s the impact you’ll get!

    The problem: Both tear gas and pepper spray only work when you’re several feet away from your assailant, which means that if you’re too close, not only don’t you get the chance to spray him but the spray can rebound to blind you.

    What to do then?

    Ronit smiled and said: “That’s where I come in… I taught Krav Maga for four years and wrestled my captains to the ground. They were scared of me. They said, ‘she’s a boy, not a girl. Keep away from Ronit.’ By the way, the best part to hit when you’re defending yourself is not on the vulnerable parts, as people say. Men know that and pad themselves there. Ball your fist and punch the nose.”

    Ronit’s weapon store closed after two years. The  recession had come and kids cared more about resumes than weapons.

    Ronti became a teacher for Richmond’s Solomon Schechter Jewish day school. Come Hanuka, and Ronti brought her weapons to school. These included the 170 BC spear, sword and dagger that she had dug out of Israeli soil.

    “Kids,” she told me, “need to know their history.”


    Advice from 1st Mission LLC :

    When getting a pepper spray look for a spray that has a range of at least 10 feet, one that has at least five shots in case you miss or face multiple threats, and one that contains at least 10% OC (oleoresin capsicum) which is the chemical that disables your attacker. Your spray should also be easy to use and light. Many of our sprays come as keyrings, armbands, even lipsticks and ‘colognes’! Most people choose the the fogger, stream, or foam sprays that don't need precise aim. If you’re concerned about blowback or bad weather, choose a gel.

    1st Mission LLC offers cheap priced non-lethal weapons for your personal and home safety. Contact us for more information.

  • "I'm an Uber/ Lyft Driver. How Can I Defend Myself?"

     

     

    pepper spray Uber driver using pepper spray

    One sticky Halloween night, October 31, in Denver Colorado, a woman with a beer can in hand solicited a lift from an Uber driver. She said the can was empty. The driver cited his company’s policy to disallow open containers of alcohol in their vehicles and asked her toss her can. When she refused, her partner, dressed as Indiana Jones, punched the driver in the face. The driver pepper-sprayed the man and was fired.

    AutoBlog, the blog on cars that cited this story mentioned that Uber banned pepper spray, but that isn’t so clear. Herman Kachurin who works for Uber and Lyft in Baltimore, says they allow it there. Nonetheless, mace or pepper spray may not be your best choice, since it  fills your car with noxious fumes and you may get hurt in the process.

    Ridesharing companies are too new to figure out how many people are signing up (and sticking with the driving job) per year, but 75% find the opportunity so appealing that they work for both Uber and Lyft. Typical drivers are unemployed individuals, stay at home moms, part time workers, or simply those who are in between jobs, freelancing or moonlighting. The program is attractive and cheap, since Uber and Lyft offer incentives to attract drivers. There’s deals on the car and loans to candidates with poor credit. Some riders have told me how they like the pay, the company structure, the job and the flexibility. But what if you're attacked by the side? Your job and maybe your life’s gone forever.

    The Halloween driver was fired for macing his client, but Greg D Musgrove, Uber and Lyft Driver in Atlanta, uses the spray whenever he must.

    “Yes you could,” he says on Quora, “but you need to be very careful how you use it. If you had to use it, spraying inside a closed car with you still in it, means it will affect you as well. ... The only thing you want to be able to do in an attack is to exit the vehicle to get away from the danger. Once outside the vehicle you can use the pepper spray.” That was Atlanta’s policy.

    Each state carries its own laws on pepper spray as legal self-defense. Some states regulate the allowed strength of the pepper spray to 2%-10% of capsaicin. Others disallow pepper sprays that contain tear gas. Some states may prevent you from shipping the spray to several states. That may be good for you to know if you're considering transferring your ridesharing job to another state and want to ship your defenses.

    In Europe, including the UK, pepper spray is prohibited altogether. Use it, and you'd end up in jail.

    Musgrove recommends using other weapons, too:

    I carry a collapsible baton (and a Maglite flashlight) by my right hand that springs out if I swing it. If I hit anyone in the head with it, they would be knocked unconscious for sure. It would at least buy me enough time to open my driver door and get out so I could get into a better defensive stance or use my pepper spray if needed.

    If you do carry pepper spray, keep it in your center console or on a bottle that attaches to your car keys. 1stMissionLLC has plenty of them.

    Double-check with your local police on the restrictions and use of pepper spray in your area. And never take pepper spray with you when you travel by air.

    Also be careful.

     


    Weapons such as the Kabutan, pepper spray, stun gun, or taser take you only so far. As with so many low-priced non-lethal weapons for sale your best bet is to practice using them if you buy them and try to avoid danger in the first place. 1st Mission LLC offers cheap priced non-lethal weapons for your personal and home safety. Contact us for more information.

     

  • Creepy Clowns Clowning

     

    By permission of Flickr Creepy Clowns

    Clownless clowns are clowning around. They started in North America and have recently popped up in Britain.

    For almost a year now, the internet has fired up with clowns that are popping up in regions of the United States, frightening kids out of their minds.

    In Alabama, late September, two high school students were arrested for making a clown video that threatened violence. A 10-year-old was arrested the same week for making clown threats. In Arizona, some students got threatening text messages that asked if they were ready to play ‘clown’ and threatened to kill them. On October 4, clowns threatened the Sacramento, Vallejo, and Fairfield public schools in California.

    Other regions, such as Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, and so forth, all had their own clown threats. In Maryland clowns jumped out of bushes scaring passersby. In New Jersey, clowns were reported carrying weapons. All in all, the website Heavy.com reports that at  least 39 states have had strange clown sightings so far, and the number keeps growing.

    Children are scared, parents and schools say. Some creepy clowns have chased children. Others have tried to lure them with gifts. Observers believe it will get worse as Halloween approaches.

    An article in the New Scientist claims creepy clowns are old stuff and reminiscent of viral fads.  Long ago, people danced in orgiastic fury in the Middle Ages until they collapsed.  In 1938, Orson Welles’s notorious radio version of The War of the Worlds ended in a mass panic where people hysterically reported alien sightings. Clown panics have intermittently appeared in the United States since the 1980s. The magazine diagnosed the phenomenon as a copycat sort of meme that became viral.

    According to  Nicholas Christakis of Yale University, who researches social contagion,  “We’re social animals, and we copy others and learn from them. We also have this emotional contagion that is a fundamental part of human experience.” In other words, people start seeing something because others have seen it, or at least report sightings that obtain a viral transmission of their own.

    . “Once someone introduces the idea that they have ‘seen’ something – like Bigfoot or Sasquatch – this creates a power of suggestibility to others,” says Jason Seacat at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. In this case, it, likely, first started with children who have clowns on their mind and are prone to fantasize, and then spread to adults and finally to social media where it  blew up the internet with people calling the police, for example, after “seeing a clown driving a white van”.

    Since then, fear of clowns has grown to such an extent that a new name has crept out of the morass: coulrophobia.

    It’s a pity because clowns are supposed to entertain.

    Britain is the most recent country to report clown sightings.

    Any association? Well, yes. Christakis thinks the phenomenon is connected to the times. Take the War of the World's delusion, for instance - it happened during a time of high anxiety about Nazi Germany, and many Americans were convinced that the invaders were Germans, not aliens.

    “I suppose you could say that both in the UK and US right now there’s a lot of political uncertainty and instability,” said Christakis.

     


    America can be an unpredictable, sometimes scary, place. Especially nowadays. This is where 1st Mission LLC can help you protect yourself and your children from creepy clowns and all otehr creepy stuff. 1st Mission LLC offers cheap priced non-lethal weapons for your personal and home safety. Contact us for more information.

     

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