Unless you are living under a rock you have probably heard about the government shutdown.
If you have been staying warm under your rock and missed it no fear! This post will provide you with a basic understanding of a government shutdown.
The Gaurdian defines a government shutdown as “a situation in which the government stops providing all but essential services”. The biggest threat of the government shutdown, in my opinion, is the suspension of SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), WIC, SSI, Medicare, etc. The majority of U.S citizens report that they think Food Stamp recipients look like this:
When in reality statistics show that they look closer to this:
The imminent possibility that people may not receive funds needed to procure a necessity conjures thoughts of mass hysteria amongst the population. I’m talking The Purge: Anarchy type of hysteria.
That’s right, not the happy almost comical “hysteria” of The Purge 1.
People will do anything to feed their family. I’m talking breaking into your house and taking your Eggos out of your fridge while you sit scared at the kitchen table; and who going to stop them? The Police? They aren’t getting paid either and its only a matter of time before they get tired of working for free. This country seems to really like free labor.
My point is this, we need to defend ourselves! What better way to defend yourself than with a nonfatal weapon because #blacklivesmatter and just because a person is trying to rob you doesn’t give you the right to kill them.
It would be great if we never have to use self-defense weapons but in the words of Paul from 90 Day Fiancé “it’s better to not need it and have it than need it and not have it”. So below is a list of five weapons under $30.00 you will need for February.
Camo folding lock back knife
This blade is only $3.00! It may be low in cost, but its high in it’s ability to f%#@ s*&^ up! With this blade you will be able to successfully shank the desperate man that tries to rob you in the parking lot at Publix.
Wild Kat Keychain
Few can deny that this keychain is really cute; and at $5.00 it’s also affordable! How could something SO cute be a weapon??? The cats eyeholes double as finger holes for an inconspicuous knuckle ring. So while at first glance one might see a cute keychain, a powerful punch lurks behind the façade.
Lipstick Stun Gun 3 Million volts Pink
This tiny stun gun is so discreet you can sit it in your purse and friends will simply assume that its a tube of lipstick Howver, big things come in small packages and this is no exception. This stun gun holds 3 million volts and doubles as a flashlight.
Mace® PepperGard® Disguised Pen Pepper Spray Black
This pepper spray disguised as a pen is useful in more than one way! You’ll never have to ask the person next to you to borrow a pen. Or to get back. The pen will make that request clear.
13.5″ Survival Knife with Sheath
This affordable knife is only $16.99! However, its low cost doesn’t mean low quality, the blade on this knife is as sharp as that of a knife 3 times as much as this one.
Are you prepared for the Purge-like conditions that will occur due to the government shutdown?