I was in law enforcement, I trained law enforcement personnel. Since I carry the camera in my weak hand, various options for personal defense with my strong hand are readily available. Additionally, my straps are broad nylon, worn loose, unlikely to bind as the cord on a baton, or even the lanyard on a handgun. Based on spending most of my life studying and teaching a variety of Martial Arts, I feel confident in my comments. I expect you are more knowledgeable than I in photography.