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    Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    https://youtu.be/CTPso-yCkzw

    Holy Crap! A self defense app! I think it would work better if she had a gun in her other hand....because threatening language from an official looking character on a phone is so much more effective than 230 grains at 900 fps....
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    I needed a good chuckle after a 12 hr day.....

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day



    How long before California and New York ban that app as being too dangerous for the common citizen to carry?

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    I feel stupider for watching that.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    When I was attacked I didn't have a cop n a box. I can see where that would have been helpful...... NOT!
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    I think someone wearing a lab coat and saying, "Stop, this person has AIDS, leave now or they will do their best to infect you" would work better.

    Or, better yet, and acute case of lead poisoning


    edited to add: Per your request, this ISN'T the stupidest thing I've seen all day.
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    Actually, it's the stupidest thing I've seen ALL month
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    If the situation escalates you can the use the app that sounds like you are racking the slide on your shotgun!!!
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by knitepoet View Post
    I think someone wearing a lab coat and saying, "Stop, this person has AIDS, leave now or they will do their best to infect you" would work better.
    Unless you're in California!
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Unless you're in California!
    I wouldn't want to risk being infected, even there
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    https://youtu.be/CTPso-yCkzw

    Holy Crap! A self defense app! I think it would work better if she had a gun in her other hand....because threatening language from an official looking character on a phone is so much more effective than 230 grains at 900 fps....
    I'd stick with the 207 pf of deterrence instead.

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by knitepoet View Post
    I wouldn't want to risk being infected, even there
    yea - that's the point. Its not illegal to neglect to inform your partner that you have AIDS. Crazy.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Oh my............somebody; no SEVERAL somebodies think that is a good idea......
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    I need an app that says....

    “Stop, your height and weight have been calculated. A casket has been put on hold in your size and a mortuary has been notified. Leave now and save your life “

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    It's a FREE app. You get what you pay for.

    It wouldn't hurt to have that app AND a concealed weapon.

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Wambli Ska View Post
    If the situation escalates you can the use the app that sounds like you are racking the slide on your shotgun!!!
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Good Lord! Did you see her stance? She couldn't aim that phone worth crap. I bet she recorded the fire extinguisher in the distance.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    I think a Nun with a yard stick would be a little more intimidating!!

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al1 View Post
    I think a Nun with a yard stick would be a little more intimidating!!
    The pointer is even worse
    Her phone better be top notch, or she might get killed for not having one worth stealing.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    If you've got that app, you're probably texting or playing on your phone, anyway.
    Maybe the bad guy will be laughing so hard, he'll only take your valuables, and
    go away? Course, it might just piss him off...

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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by horselips View Post
    It's a FREE app. You get what you pay for.

    It wouldn't hurt to have that app AND a concealed weapon.
    I agree, but for those who will not use or carry a gun...............it just may be a good idy. I think women should use something like that before gettin in an Uber and send to friends and family members too and lots of other situations.

    Face it, so many have their eyes glued to an I-Phone/Cell Phone anyway and are unaware of their surroundings, why not use that which is already there and in use/carried.

    First dates or Craig's List meets ups to buy/sell ...................sure something like that to let them know up front they have been recorded and their/cars image sent to family or friends just in case.

    We are lookin at this from our CCW/ gun owners/we will fight back even with a knife or whatever perspective...sad as it is many will not and are perfect victims.

    Just sayin....................it is better than nothing for SOME folks.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    And what if they are under 21 and can't legally own a handgun?

    Anything they can use should be added to their toolbox.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Actually, the stupidest things I've seen all day were on TV, and a bunch of even stupider people voted for them! They're called "politicians"!

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    Alex, I'll take "things less effective than a pointy stick" for $200
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    And what if they are under 21 and can't legally own a handgun?

    Anything they can use should be added to their toolbox.
    You can't buy a handgun until you are 21. In many states you can own one at 18 and may be in possession of one at an even younger age.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    And what if they are under 21 and can't legally own a handgun?

    Anything they can use should be added to their toolbox.
    BC...in no way, no how is brandishing a cell phone a viable option to defend one's self.....running away, screaming like a little girl is far more effective.
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    BC...in no way, no how is brandishing a cell phone a viable option to defend one's self.....running away, screaming like a little girl is far more effective.
    It is better than nuthin for those who will not use or try anything else, at least, the cops may get a pic of the rapist/killer/robber from that App to help solve the case...............I'm assuming it automatically sends an SOS/pic to an I-cloud or whatever that can be retrieved when that app icon is pressed???? If not, the attacker can steal and destroy the phone.
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    Yes, I agree it will give them a false sense of security, but try and think like they do.......................
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    Yes, I agree it will give them a false sense of security, but try and think like they do.......................
    I somewhat agree Chief, but I would put it at the lowest point of better than nothing. Actually, if a woman doesn't feel comfy with a gun, get her a taser or a can of mace or both.

    I believe that a real hardened sicko isn't going to be put off that easy. A good shot of mace or pepper to the face followed by a good proper tasing might get his attention though. But the bottom line is a gun is the best along with some lessons and practice.
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    There's a difference between "defense" and "deterrence."
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    Re: Tell me this isn't the stupidest thing you've seen all day

    I don't know. Realizing that up to the point she I-phoned him, he'd done nothing wrong except act menacing manner. Not a shooting situation, but getting to a point where some action is called for. I seriously doubt it would deter a mugger or rapist, he'd just take the phone and do a Hillary Clinton on it with a clawhammer.
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