Wasp spray over pepper spray

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Got this in an email.

    OK who is gonna let me spray them in the face with a can of wasp spray?


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    If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.
    Did you know this? I didn't. I never really thought of it before.

    I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.

    Wasp Spray

    A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

    The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

    Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

    On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

    Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
    Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

    Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades.
    It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.

    "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out."

    Maybe even save a life.

    Please share this with all the people in your life.
     
  2. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    I have heard this about the wasp spray before. I was also told that the person sprayed with the stuff would have to go to the hospital for decontamination. Apparently chemicals that kill insects on contact are just too strong for tap water to wash out of someones eyes. I don't know if the spray can/will do permanent damage to the eyes, but does that really mater if it keeps you or a loved one safe?
     

  3. Mauser_man

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    I can see it now...Congress has a special session to vote on new legislation on Wasp spray. Nancy Pelosi said"It has become an epidemic of Biblical proportions." She then went on to say how 2 out of three children this year have died from accidental spraying and those numbers concern her. There were also massive protests from Peta as they were originaly unaware that a spray to kill Wasps i.e the insect. They thought it was for Wasps meaning white men of European descent.:D

    Seriously though, it does sound like a good idea though. If it sprays accurately up o 30 feet that is better than my .380 LOL
     
  4. hillbilly68

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    if it works, it isn't stupid. Buddy of mine got acosted by two guys (1 with gun) while pumping gas in his car late at night. Fast thinker, he just shot them in the face with the gas, good range on the pump apparently. Hard to shoot when you are puking and tying to breathe. The cops loved it.
     
  5. gorknoids

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    Most wasp/hornet spray products use petroleum in the mixture, so yes it can do permanent eye damage. Had an older neighbor who thought she was doing me a favor by spraying me with "Off" one day while I was working in her yard. It turned out to be foaming ant/cockroach spray!
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Really? I'll have to point this out to my anti-gun sister. She is a PHd and all, but i don't think even she is anti-wasp spray.

    Is anybody else wondering how they combat wasps in England? I mean, if they aren't really even allowed a decent knife, surely their oppressors are aware of the wasp spray conspiracy. ;)

    You are referring to wasps the insect, not WASP's as in white anglo saxon protestant, right?
     
  7. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Never heard of using wasp spray for self defense before. Easy Off oven cleaner works really well too. Used to teach self defense to ladies as a part of a rape prevention course. A the end of training I would give each of them a small can of Easy Off oven cleaner with a stream nozzle.

    One day I got a call from a policeman in the southern part of the state: "I just want to talk with the guy who told a lady here to use Easy Off on an attacker. She was attacked and she followed your instructions. One side of the guys face and neck looks like it ran and he is blind on one eye."
     
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  8. Mauser_man

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    that disturbs me...she should have gotten both sides of his face!
     
  9. Rentacop

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    Gentlemen :
    One advantage of pepper spray is that you can use it more recklessly than you can a dangerous weapon. For example, you can tell a stranger in a parking garage to stop and stay away from you. If he moves closer, you pepper spray him. If he turns out to be innocent, the worst you've done is an assault and battery. You can shoot a dog with the stuff even if you aren't sure it will bite you.
    Look for the cone dispersal pattern pepper spray in a MKIII with flap safety mechanism.

    I've heard of an old lady who successfully used a perfume spray bottle loaded with ammonia...
     
  10. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    I bet she smelled PURDY :D
     
  11. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Damn, so many good ideas...and I could use none of them legally.

    (well possibly i might be able to get away with wasp-spraying an attacker if they lunged at me while I was COINCIDENTALLY spraying some wasps, and therefore "just happened to have the can in my hand'. You could plead "instinctive reaction" or similar :rolleyes:)

    Only problem is, it's illegal to spray wasps here, unless they are the imported European ones. Native wasps are protected by law lol
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Are you sh!ting me. You can't kill wasp down under? WTF is wrong with the people down there.

    I would have gon to prison 10 times over for killing them. If it buzzes and flys and can bite sting or in any other way bother me I KILL IT. I give a dam who says what about it.
     
  13. john_bud

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    Nice thing about the wasp spray is the no questions asked deal about holding it - where pepper spray or other "weapons" will be questioned. The one caution is that wasp spray (and others) will loose their zip over time.

    I use brake cleaner to kill wasps as it's basically also deadly to the bugs and is 1/3 the cost. I stock up when they have a sale!

    I have never heard or seen of any oven cleaner that sprays any distance at all. What brand?
     
  14. MoHawk

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    GLOCK :D lol
     
  15. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    Very interesting thread.......at a handgun course I just took they suggested carrying pepper spray (or a pepper spray/tear gas combo) product along with your handgun. The rational was that if you had to use your handgun it would give you another layer of defense of your use of deadly force as you either used non-deadly force 1st or at least had a non-deadly option and you were not just some "cowboy" out there carrying a handgun.
     
  16. OC357

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    Very interesting thread. I just went into the garage and looked and I have 2 cans of wasp spray. It says on the can that it sprays 20 feet.. They are too big to carry around but now one of them can live in the house.

    OC
     
  17. MoHawk

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    I see where you guys are coming from, but wasp sray doesn't make an intimidating sound as you chamber a round. AND... I'm a pretty big fan of shotting Mutha****as!
     
  18. IGETEVEN

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    Then compromise....spray them in the face, after you shoot them. ;)

    Jack
     
  19. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Yeah, 'fraid not tango :rolleyes:


    All native species are protected, theoretically anyway. Remember being up at my uncle's property in the country many years ago, where he blew a brown snake in half with a shotgun, as it had ventured into the garden area close to the house (and brown snakes are notoriously easily pissed off in the summer breeding season, besides being extremely venomous). He said at the time it wasn't legal to kill it...yes even on his own farm!


    Not that it would be easy to catch & bust someone for killing wasps in their own home, but in fact the native variety have no stings anyway...only the imported wasps do. So you can go to town on those :p