Following some of the postings about crime in the ‘burbs recently, I have taken to accessorising my usual walking equipment of one staffy and/or one mastiff with a sturdy stick.
I was striding along confidently when a person decided to pull up in their car and shout out at me that it was illegal for me to carry this “weapon”.
Weapon? It’s a fecking stick!
I would only employ it as a defensive measure if accosted by a bully or if I ever happen to meet the owner of the two yappy pomeranians who torment me so regularly.
Is there a rule about what means a person can take to have something handy should they need to defend themselves? I understand I can’t lug a gun around with me, but where is the line drawn?