Let the ill-fated "dashing 90s" remain far behind, moreover, a whole generation managed to be born and grow up, which did not find this bitter period in the history of the country at all. However, alas, the roads were not much calmer. Therefore, many citizens are wondering what legal means of self-defense can be carried in your car to protect yourself and your loved ones?
In fact, the answer to the question posed lies right there. Means of self-defense are not something abstract, but a very specific legal concept. Thus, it is absolutely legal in the car to have any items that, according to the law, belong to the category of those very means of self-defense. At the same time, it is strictly forbidden to use anything that is not such a means to protect oneself. In addition, you should always remember that self-defense is an extremely slippery matter in legislation. Therefore, it is better to avoid potentially dangerous situations altogether.
Not suitable: tools, sports equipment, improvised items
There are a myriad of items, from pieces of rebar and construction tools to baseball bats and camping knives, that can be legally transported in a car. However, all of these items cannot be used as a means of self-defense. Moreover, in the case of using a knife, bat or tool in court, some of the things can be equated with using a weapon. The situation is the worst with piercing and cutting objects. Therefore, non-special means are definitely not suitable for self-defense, except in cases of extreme necessity, when a person or people nearby are in danger of death or serious harm to health.
Doesn't fit: firearms
The same is true for all firearms. It can be transported in a car, however, only in a discharged state and disassembled, in a special case, separate from ammunition. The use of firearms, including for the protection of oneself, is allowed only in case of the most extreme necessity, when the law allows to fight for one's life and health by any available means. In all other cases, the use of firearms is likely to become an aggravating factor during the trial.
Suitable: special products
Today the market is ready to offer a huge number of self-defense equipment: stun guns, gas canisters, traumatic and gas pistols. These items cause the least harm to human health and, at the same time, most often have a sufficient stopping effect. Of course, there are rules and nuances regarding the use of self-defense equipment. However, only special means are ideally suited for the role of defenders from the point of view of the letter of the law.
Continuing the topic, read about why a traumatic pistol is useless for self-defense.