Here's an idea that I
use in my personal vehicle. Keep a can of Wasp/Hornet spray nearby.
It will temporily blind an assailant. it will shoot up to 20 feet. It is not classified as a "weapon" except in the most idiotic of states, and it is cheaper than pepper spray. The cops cannot "ding" you for having it, and should you be questioned, all you gotta say is, "well, I had it in my grocery bag and it fell out". When accosted by a would-be assailant, you can then tell the cop that I had to find something quick to defend myself and that was the first thing I could find! Even personal defense people tell their clients to do this--it was even broadcast on local TV, so it is not "hearsay". I was once accosted by a drunk neighbor, and I grabbed my can of wasp spray. He was advancing on me (because I shooed his dog away about to sh-t in my yard) and I quickly grabbed my Hornet spray. He backed off!
I don't know about you, but I am not about to stand still and be beaten to death by some filthy punk and stupid, el pinko, snot-nosed laws and lefist legislators that, due to their bleeding hearts and idiocy, cause the perpetrators to become the "victims" and the victims to be at fault!!!!
That is a crock of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I walked many a spooky yard at 2 AM, and I would not have hesitated to knock the sh-t out of some scumbag if it had become necessary!!!!!!!!! Those old metal lanterns, of which I still have one, make real good, skull-busters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!