Rob Pincus explains the benefit of carrying non-lethal defensive tools as an optional means of addressing a threat, along with a firearm. This practice has been strongly advocated by several instructors, including PDN Contributor Claude Werner, in order to allow you to defend yourself without having to escalate a situation immediately to lethal force when it may not be warranted. Electrical, chemical and impact devices all qualify as Non-Lethal Force Options.
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