Poll: Do you carry protection?
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View poll results: Do you carry protection?
Yes
19 22%
No
47 53%
Occasionally
22 25%
Voters: 88.
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#1
No, not condoms.

This thread was partly inspired by the "damn chavs" and "First Thing You Grab?" threads, I was wondering how many people carry some sort of protection on them when they go out. I'm constantly in the nearest town with a group of my friends, and about 3 out of 5 in every group will have some sort of protection (Brass knuckles, knives, wrenches, etc.) due to the amount of drunks and drug addicts around here.

I myself carry a knife in a hidden pocket in my jacket whenever I go out. I have actually had to use it, a friend and I almost got jumped a few weeks ago, if I hadn't shown that I had a weapon on me we'd have gotten jumped by 5 drunk high school kids. It doesn't help that law enforcement is basically nil around here.

As for violence in town, it's actually pretty tame. There was a murder outside a bar a few months ago, but other than that I can't remember any serious violence taking place.

Poll coming.

EDIT: I did search, but not thoroughly. Tell me if there's already a thread like this.
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#4
I carry confidence, intelligence, and a strong and athletic body.

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#5
I live in belfast which apparently is one of the top 300 worst places to live in the uk...

i like it here, sure theres a little violence but its like that everywhere.

i dont carry any so called "protection"
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#7
i;ve been jumped twice, i never leave home without my blade anymore

its not a switch, but its got a locking blade and it flips out quick.

and i WILL stab the next asshole that jumps me when i get off the bus
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#8
I carry a knife everywhere but school. I bought a pair of brass knuckles which I may start carrying.
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#9
Quote by robertreilly666
I live in belfast which apparently is one of the top 300 worst places to live in the uk...

i like it here, sure theres a little violence but its like that everywhere.

i dont carry any so called "protection"

what? How can they make a top 300 of that? The UK is f*cking tiny
#10
Knifes. guns attract attention. i dont see the point of brass knuckles. there not intimidating. if you hit me, you get a point. but ill be more likley to stab you first. plus knives arent premeditated so if cops get called i can say i use it at work.
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#11
i think carrying a knife is stupid. you never know when it can be turned on you. i don't carry anything btw.
#12
Nope, I've never really felt threatened in my area, even at night.
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#13
I carry a Hunting Knife but I know how to use it. But I also pay attention in school so I can outsmart them as my first choice. But of they catch up, I have to pull out my knife and show them. Luckily ive only had to do it once. And it worked, thank god.
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#14
Quote by robertreilly666
I live in belfast which apparently is one of the top 300 worst places to live in the uk...

i like it here, sure theres a little violence but its like that everywhere.

i dont carry any so called "protection"



Just carry a few handgrenades like Michael Stone!
#16
Quote by Dreadnought
I carry confidence, intelligence, and a strong and athletic body.

All I need

Wrong .

Trust me, I've got a second degree black belt in 2 separate martial arts and I wouldn't feel confident enough to take on more than three guys, and I'd never be arrogant enough to fight someone who was armed unless it's a life or death situation.
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#17
I carry a hammer from time to time


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#18
i have some nunchukas that i have no idea how to use, but it would be amusing in a fist fight context.


But no, i live in a village and my brothers mates with all the chavs round here.
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#19
well i normally have this little pocket knife i have with me, never know when your gonna need something sharp, i wouldn't call it "protection" but i'm sure it could **** somebody up
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#20
Quote by synpet713192
what? How can they make a top 300 of that? The UK is f*cking tiny

Because most of our land is populated so there are lots of towns.

I carry no weapons because I don't think I need them.
#21
Carrying a weapon is the best way to get shot/beaten to death.
Carry one only if you're 100% ready to use it in the need. If you don't feel right about stabbing something because he wants to take 10 bucks from you, don't carry a weapon. Or at least not a mortal one. Pepper spray is alright.
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#22
no, but i'm getting my concealed-carry (gun) permit in a few months when i turn 18.
i think it's just an ohio thing, but i could be wrong.
#24
Yes, I carry protection.

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#26
Quote by sweeping_steve
i have some nunchukas that i have no idea how to use, but it would be amusing in a fist fight context.


But no, i live in a village and my brothers mates with all the chavs round here.



I'm gonna try that sometime, I just hope to get jumped with nunchukas on me. That's some deadly **** if you know how to use them, long range and hard to block.
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#27
Quote by MetalMilitia212
No, not condoms.


dammit thats why I answered yes. but I do sometimes carry a knife. but only in places I am not familiar with. oh and pocket sand. always got me some pocket sand.
#29
If you live in the US, vote for McCain so that we can all have rocket-powered grenade launchers for "protection".
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#30
got a switch.
protects from the mexxicans.
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#31
carry a knife but i dont use it that offen me and a friend got jumped by to really drunk highschool kids with brass knuckles they didnt hit me once with them but propable cuase they were wasted, and i'm a fast mofo, but one of them cliped my friend he got rlly pissed it was funny.
#32
Quote by sweeping_steve
i have some nunchukas that i have no idea how to use, but it would be amusing in a fist fight context.


But no, i live in a village and my brothers mates with all the chavs round here.

I know a guy who does nunchucks as part of his martial art, I think they're actually illegal to carry in the UK.
#33
Quote by MetalMilitia212
Wrong .

Trust me, I've got a second degree black belt in 2 separate martial arts and I wouldn't feel confident enough to take on more than three guys, and I'd never be arrogant enough to fight someone who was armed unless it's a life or death situation.


Intelligence = not being arrogant enough to fight obviously greater numbers
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#34
I need only my fists, feet, and my superior vocabulary, which can be used to confuse people of lower intellect. Then I smack 'em.
#36
I don't carry any weapons, since I live in a small town...the worst crime around here is people making meth.
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#37
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Carrying a weapon is the best way to get shot/beaten to death.
Carry one only if you're 100% ready to use it in the need. If you don't feel right about stabbing something because he wants to take 10 bucks from you, don't carry a weapon. Or at least not a mortal one. Pepper spray is alright.

You understand the concept of fight or flight, don't you?

First lesson of tae kwon do knife defense: If someone puts a knife to your throat and tells you to give him your money, you slowly reach in your pocket, pull out your wallet and give it to them. No matter how good you are at fighting, you're gonna get hit, and a small gash on your arm will probably cost more to fix up than the contents of your wallet.

If someone pulls a knife on you with an honest intent to kill, you incapacitate them no matter what the means or consequences.


Quote by Dreadnought
Intelligence = not being arrogant enough to fight obviously greater numbers


If you pick a fight with anyone ever, you're an idiot. If you're surrounded by a group about to be mugged, if you think intelligence and a six pack are gonna save your ass, you're sadly mistaken. Self-defense/protection is just that, having the means to protect yourself from others attacking you.
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#38
no weapons for me just a cell phone with chuck norris on speed dial
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#39
I don't like guns


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#40
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If you pick a fight with anyone ever, you're an idiot. If you're surrounded by a group about to be mugged, if you think intelligence and a six pack are gonna save your ass, you're sadly mistaken. Self-defense/protection is just that, having the means to protect yourself from others attacking you.


I'm sorry to interrupt your mAdD flow of skillz and ninja knowledgez, but what the hell are you talking about?

Who said I would start a fight?

Who said I wouldn't defend myself?

I said I do not carry a weapon. For various reasons, I don't need to carry one.
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