Thursday, February 16, 2012

Illiniois State Police Self Defense Recommendations to Women

 Dan A. Mefford, D.C.

NOTE:  The ISP pages referenced below have been deactivated since this post was made... 2012-03-12

I was really interested in what the Illinois State Police (ISP) recommends to women in the process of being assaulted.  Now before I go too far, I did a little unofficial research, with some of my friends who are state police actually “on the road” so to speak.  What I discovered from the cop in the trench and from the Official ISP website were not the same opinions.  But I have to go with the “Official” version for this article.

A little research at reveals the head of the ISP, Hiram Grau and Gov. Quinn recommend that a lady under assault (My comments are in parentheses):
  • Reason with their attacker (really?)
  • Tell attacker that you have AIDS or VD
  • Make yourself throw up (I am serious!)
  • Use your imagination
    (I am NOT making this up, please verify)

If you must fight they say:
  • Guns stolen from residences is a primary way criminals get weapons
    (I am not sure what this statement has to do with anything)
  •  Beware of times and places where attacks are most likely to occur
-Parking lots
-Walking at night
-Waiting for a bus
            -Others you will learn to recognize (After a few assaults, I suppose.  Honest women should not go to parking lots, for night walks, etc. they are “asking for it.”  Just criminals are allowed in these areas.)

Useful defense weapons are:
  • nail file
  • rat tail comb
  • teasing brush
  • pens and pencils
  • keys
  • anything rigid
[When fighting] Concentrate on these areas only when combating an assailant:
  • groin
  • eyes
  • ears
  • nose 
  • throat
Do Director Grau and Gov Quinn actually tell their wives and daughters this stuff? 

In forty nine other states essentially you are able to respond with, bang, bang, bang, bang, and bang.

I recommend women by the carload go to Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day in Springfield at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center by noon on March 7 to express their outrage to the Chicago Machine legislators about this travesty.

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  1. It's obviously more important that women die or remain defenseless rather than admit that we have a right to defend ourselves with deadly force if necessary. This must be changed! Quinn has got to go!

  2. Yes that is exactly right, Quinn has got to go or we have to come up with 6 more votes in the house to override him!