Opportunistic criminals may think I’m an easy victim just because I’m in a wheelchair, but they’re wrong.
There was a time I couldn’t go to a gunshop or gun show without receiving self-defense advice from self-appointed authorities (their expertise notwithstanding). What I was often subjected to were self-propogating urban myths—totally unworkable for someone with my physical disability. I’m far from alone in this well-intentioned plight, and can’t help but worry about the number of disabled people who gave up in frustration, instead of realizing they too can address their unique self-defense needs.
I’ve spent years learning what works, and what doesn’t, from crutches and my wheelchair. Why is taking command of my own safety such a priority?
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