by Scotsman Shield

Thank you for visiting our safety and security blog. Here we discuss the multitude of options you have available to you for defending yourself, your home, and your loved ones.

From home security to individual personal protection, you'll find answers here to your most pressing questions about self defense.

Read our latest blog post and let us know your thoughts by creating a new post at the bottom of each entry. We'd love to hear from you!


The Internet and Our Freedom

by Scotsman Shield

There is an old true and tried statement which is: "Absolute Power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Can it be said today that this might apply to the present day "Internet?"

Our House of Representatives is debating this issue now as this is written. Is our privacy in jeopardy? Is our independent decision process being compromised? It certainly would appear that such is the case.

Newscaster have been sounding the alarm for some time now and the public is becoming aware of this situation. The influence of the Internet could possibly be influencing our elections.

This is startling, that our minds could be so influenced that the free flow of our individual intelligence can be, unknown to us, directed in such a manner as to impact our personal decisions.

Would this not be border line hypnosis through an electronic force such as the Internet? Should action be taken by our Legislative body? The primary purpose of our Government to protect the people not just from outside forces, but also those that pose threats inside our nation.

Since the beginning, the Internet has been able to function without any constraints and has grown as a marvelous tool in so many areas of human endeavor.

They are too vast to calculate, they have changed the course of history.

Like the invention of the telephone that provided communication nationwide and eventually worldwide. Eventually this great advancement in history had to be regulated for the prevention of a monopoly that could suffocate competition and competition is the heart blood of creative advancement.

It is the foundation of our capitalistic system.

Those old enough will remember the breakup of AT&T, which at the time was met with an enormous backlash, but later proved to be, not only a boon to AT&T, but the introduction of competition that was of vast benefit to the American public.

Competition is the key word here.

Our economic system thrives on this, as it brings more and better things that advance the comforts of life and are a blessing to the people.

Consider the automobile - It was not that many years ago that the only thing we had for transportation was the horse and buggy, but along came the automobile freeing up the people to travel anywhere they wished freely.

Regulation had to come into effect to provide safety in this new and marvelous method of getting from one place to another quickly, when compared with the alternative.

Once again competition came into place, in the rush to manufacture automobiles, and as we know Henry Ford led the way. And through his competitive approach, provided the populace with vehicles.

Here again, regulation had to come into play to protect the populace with proper laws to guide the driver and provide safety mechanisms.

Having said all of this, the idea of passing laws and restriction on those functioning in the internet; would appear to be quite proper and possibly doing to the internet that which this nation did to AT&T.

Through the splitting up those that presently present an apparent monopoly. This could well present opportunities not only for the existing companies, but for competition to enter the internet and advance this marvelous technology to heights we can only imagine.

It is timely that action be taken by the Legislature and the populous should demand from their elected officials that.

If indeed mind control is actually going on, that steps must be taken to take away this vicious element as the very idea flies in the face of freedom of expression and perhaps the most important, freedom for the people of the United States of America.

Our Constitution guarantees us the right to pursue LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, can we afford to allow anything to deprive us of this guarantee……such as an electronic device?

Our Bill of Rights and Its Relationship to our Constitution

by Scotsman Shield
Bill of Rights

To the discerning person, our founding documents were clearly inspired by God who in turn conveyed these wonderful words to our founding fathers. Any doubt of divine providence in the creation of our Republic, historically flies in the face of man’s selfishness. No nation has ever come forth offering such absolute freedom to their people as these documents have provided.

8 Tips to Help You Travel Safe Overseas

by Scotsman Shield
Travel Safe

No matter where you travel, there are always risks. But rather than allow these risks, no matter how big or small, to deter you from traveling altogether, you can do your research so that you can be prepared.

Learning about the risks and taking the right precautions will allow you to have a safe, enjoyable trip, no matter where you are going.

We've put together this list of eight tips you can use to be prepared for the risks of travel so that you can travel safe and have a great experience overseas.

What Are the Best Self Defense Weapons to Carry While Traveling?

by Scotsman Shield
Self Defense Weapons for Travellimng

A vacation is a time for fun and relaxation. But safety should never be too far from your thoughts. Especially if you're going someplace unfamiliar or a little dodgier than you're used to.

That's why it's always important to carry a self defense weapon. But when you're traveling, it can be tricky to know what you can and cannot bring with you.

To cut the confusion, let's look at the best self defense weapons to carry while traveling.

Do You Live in a Safe Neighborhood?

by Scotsman Shield
Safe Neighborhood

In 2016, the District of Columbia had the highest violent crime rate with about 1206 violent crimes per 100, 000 residents.

Alaska had the second-highest figure with around 804 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. Shocking, right?

But how can you know if your neighborhood is safe? Is it possible to find out the rate of violent crimes in your location?

Well, there are a ton of free crime-tracking tools that you can use to check neighborhood crime rates. The downside is that some of these tools and websites are junk.

In this piece, we'll look at the top 5 crime-tracking websites that can help you figure out if you're living in a safe neighborhood. Here they are:

Personal Safety Phone Apps: 3 Options to Download Now

by Scotsman Shield
Personal Safety Phone Apps

More than 95% of 18-29-year-olds have cell phones in the United States. This means that if you're ever in a scary situation, there's a high chance you'll have your phone on you.

While your phone is handy for keeping in touch with friends and family, it can also be crucial for your personal safety. Read on to learn how.

7 Tips for Protecting the Valuable Items In Your Home

by Scotsman Shield
Valuable Items

No matter how safe you think your neighborhood is, you could be at risk for a break-in.

Home burglaries are shockingly more common than many people realize. In fact, about 4,500 home burglaries happen every day!

Your home is your oasis, your safe place where you can go when you need to get away from the world. The sad truth is that, unless you take steps to protect it, true safety and security is an illusion.

But there are things you can do to minimize the possibility of a break-in. You can also mitigate the financial impact by protecting your valuable items. Even if the thief makes it into your home if he doesn't get much that's a win for you!

Check out these 7 tips here for protecting your home and expensive items.

Castle Doctrine Law In the U.S.

by Scotsman Shield
Castle Doctrine Law

According to the Department of Justice, over three billion home invasions occur in America each year.

No matter where you live, it's important that you take the safety of yourself and your home very seriously. Part of taking the proper precautions is knowing your legal rights. Different states in the country have different laws when it comes to intruders on your property and the actions that you can legally take.

The Castle Doctrine Law and Stand Your Ground are the two most common legal practices when it comes to self-defense in the United States.

Below, we'll walk you through where and how these laws apply and everything that you need to know about them. That way, you'll be prepared even in the worst case scenario.

How to Deal with a Home Intruder

by Scotsman Shield
Home Intruder

Ready to learn about the best strategies for dealing with a home intruder?

Looking for tips on how to handle a home invasion?

Few things can be scarier than discovering you have an intruder in your home. However, it is a real possibility. While you should try to discourage break-ins and home invasions in the first place, you may still experience it at some point in your life.

In the case someone does break into your home, it's important that you have a game plan on how to deal with it and stay safe. Below are a few of the best options and tips you need to know about to deal with a home intruder.

Where and When Do Most Muggings Happen?

by Scotsman Shield

According to the FBI, property crime has been down but violent crimes have been up.

Mugging--it's something everyone wants to avoid and some people don't even think it will ever happen to them.

The reality is that, regardless of falling crime rates in the last two decades, getting mugged is still a very real threat.

A big part of defending yourself and your loved ones is being aware of the reality of muggings, as well as knowing the high probability of when and where they might happen.

Today, we'll take a look at just that so you can be better prepared.

4 Self-Protection Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

by Scotsman Shield
Self-Protection from a Mugger

You know that it's important to be able to defend yourself from an attacker at any time, and in any place.

But with so much misinformation about personal safety out there, it can be tough to understand the best steps to take both now and the moments when you're facing down an attacker.

Do you believe myths about self-defense that could end up costing you your life?

From helping you to get access to the top self-defense tools to making sure that you don't believe some of the biggest self-defense myths out there?

This post will help you to know what's real and fake in the world of self-protection.

Wasp Spray VS Pepper Spray: What's The Difference?

by Scotsman Shield
Wasp Spray vs. Pepper Spray

Did you know in the U.S. alone there's one aggravated assault every 34 seconds?

Maybe you do know and that's why you're here... Looking for information on wasp spray vs pepper spray.

There is a lot of information -- and misinformation -- circulating about the use of wasp spray for defense.

We want to clear it up for you.

Read on to learn the differences between wasp spray and pepper spray so you can make an informed decision.

How To Choose The Best Personal Alarm

by Scotsman Shield
Best Personal Alarm for Bad Guys

The world can be a very dangerous place. Whether you're walking down the street, driving in your car, or staying in a hotel room for a few nights, there's always a chance that you could potentially encounter danger and put your life or the lives of others at risk.

One of the best ways to reduce that risk on a regular basis is to invest in the best personal alarm for your specific situation. There are personal alarms that are designed to keep those at home, in the car, in hotel rooms, and more safe.

But before you buy a personal alarm, it's a good idea to search around for the one that will work best for you. Personal alarms come with many different features included and many different price tags attached to them.

Here are some of the best personal alarms your money can buy.

How To Handle A Stalker

by Scotsman Shield
How to Handle a Stalker

The media often tries to glamorize stalking as romantic and a sign that someone cares about you. But anyone who has dealt with a stalker in real life will tell you that it is the exact opposite of that.

If someone is stalking you, you know how traumatizing living with fear can be.

Stalking affects one out of every twenty women sometime during their lives. But that doesn't mean that you have to be a helpless victim. There are ways you can protect yourself from those that mean you harm.

If you're looking for information about how to handle a stalker, keep reading.

10 Self Defense Basics Everyone Should Know

by Scotsman Shield
Self Defense Basics

Nobody wants to imagine themselves in a dangerous situation that requires self-defense moves or techniques. But the fact is, violent crime rates increased 7% in just two years (from 2014 to 2016).

With violent crime rates on the rise, it's important to know self defense basics so you can defend yourself in a dangerous or violent situation. While nothing can replace a true self-defense class, there are certain tricks and techniques you can use to keep yourself safe.

We're going to gove over 10 self defense basics that everyone should know. These can help you both escape danger as well as avoiding danger in the first place.


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