Personal Protection Strategies and the "Other Tools" of Self-Defense
12:00am on Sep 16, 2018, Sunday|Greater Richmond Convention Center |Add To Calendar
Presenter - Larry Pope
Many confrontations are not life threatening and understanding that a firearm is a “tool of last resort” makes it necessary to consider other tools available. Learn strategies to disengage from an attacker using modern personal protection technology (pepper spray, TASER CEW, personal alarms, etc.) as part of a personal safety plan. Discuss the psychology of criminals and steps we can take to devalue ourselves as targets. Learn the value of intuition and overcoming functional fixedness - a cognitive bias that limits the use of an item solely for its intended purpose. *We will demonstrate the function of various devices using inert trainers and demo models.
During the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Greater Richmond Convention Center in accordance with Virginia law. When carrying your firearm remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.