While some crime has declined due to lockdown, the Federal Bureau of Investigations background checks for gun purchases reached a fever pitch during March to the tune of a little over 3.5 million. That number of background checks is indicative of approximately two and a half million actual gun sales. Analysts say the increase in gun sales directly corresponds with COVID-19 due to shortages of essential supplies, and a believed infringement on people’s civil liberties.
The following five tips that help in deterring an assailant:
1. Always Be Vigilant Of Surroundings
A violent attack can happen anywhere at any time, day or night. Look up and scan the surroundings in no less than twenty-second intervals and walk in well-lit areas. Distractions like phones, finding keys, or listening to music through earbuds invite an attack.