GREENSBORO, N.C. - A mother and her daughters are helping people protect themselves with a new self-defense kit.

  • A Mother and her daughters created a business called Beyond Defense
  • They sell self-defense kits that include mace, tasers, and brass knuckles
  • Idea is to help prevent people from falling victim to crime, human trafficking

Their business, Beyond Defense is designed to prevent people from falling victim to crime and human trafficking. They created defense kits that include mace, tasers, and brass knuckles, with one goal in mind — to stay safe.

“We just want people to be aware of their surroundings and know what to do in the event that someone tries to harm you,” said Marcya Cain, co-founder.

This year North Carolina ranked 11th in the nation in calls to the human trafficking hotline number.

Victoria Plybon with World Relief’s Anti-Human Trafficking Department said those numbers stem from location and services.

“Anytime there’s a large event where people are gathering together or moneys being spent it just created vulnerability,” Plybon said.

Anyone wishing to purchase one of these kits should be aware of North Carolina's concealed carry law.

The law not only applies to firearms, but also other deadly weapons, including bowie knives, dirks, daggers, brass or metallic knuckles, razors, and stun guns. It is illegal to carry any of these items outside of your home without a permit.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking please call 1-888-373-7888.

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