We live in a violent society where every week we hear about innocent women being raped and/or murdered. Some MA legislators are now looking at ways to make pepper spray and mace more easily accessible.

My best advice is to get a large dog, properly trained by a professional, to protect one's self. Pepper spray or a whistle, a knife or a flashlight is of little help when a 110 pound, 5' 3" woman is ambushed from behind without warning!

The dog isn't afraid of a large attacker, and the dog will never be caught off-guard! Plus, you will have a new protector inside your home, as well. I say, a well trained dog is woman's best friend!