- I live on a college campus, and often walk around alone at night
- There's been a guy that's been sending me harassing texts, not severe enough to be illegal, but still seriously scaring me
- What are some ways that I can protect myself, if necessary?
I saw this on Amazon, and was wondering whether it would be legal to carry one around in Canada?
Most Helpful Guy
that kind of weapon draws some attention to you, and I would not advice to walk around with it just like that.. it's a bit intimidating, which might be the point, but I don't think it's either comfortable for you, or appropriate.
One very similar thing that I do and use (although not being necessary... but it just looks cool) is to put the house keys between my fingers, and holding the keyring tightly in my hand. Imagine wolverine and you the the idea. Just make sure the the sharp edge is pointed away from your hand, otherwise you could easily cut your inter-digital membranes. Now imagine punching someone in the face with that :o makes some damage
It's just a nice little trick that doesn't draw that much attention to you... just don't lose your keys in the process though.. maybe buy some unused keys just for that purpose...1
Most Helpful Girl
That kind of weapon is not legal in Canada and you can be charged with possession of a prohibited weapon if you're caught with it. You may not even be able to import it as the CBSA border officers often Xray packages from Amazon to see what's inside.
Pepper spray, mace, and tasers are also illegal in Canada, so ignore the answers that suggest them. A set of keys between your fingers work pretty well in place of these things.
One good way to protect yourself on campus is to learn some basic self defense moves or martial arts. Your school may even have a program where student volunteers will walk around campus with you at night, and even go off campus with you for a certain distance. My school had this program, and you could call them or go to their office, and they would send two students out to accompany you - one male and one female. It's also a great way to meet new people! Ask your school administration if they have something similar.
Another thing you should do is try NOT to walk alone at night in dark place. Try to walk only in very well lit places.0