SOMEONE FORWARDED SOME INTERNET “ADVICE”:
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Note: Read all the way to the bottom, wasp spray and key fob are the best ideas of all!
There are some really great tips here: The best are near the end. Common sense applied in a vigorous way.
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THIRTEEN THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU
If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you. (I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.):
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
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Put your car keys beside your bed at night. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.
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I’ve read the “wasp spray” advice before.
In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee and other of the socialist states, you can’ do that legally. (Don’t yell at me. I don’t make the diktats.) It gives the presumption of preplanning.
AND, in line with the great libertarian rules of thumb, like “the three Ss — shoot shovel and shutup”, “better judged by 12 than carried by 6″, and “Where Guns Are Outlawed Terrorist Need Only Boxcutters” — I wouldn’t tell you not to do it. It’s your tush.
BUTT (there’s always a big but) for woman your size, I suggest a nice 380. And, no one’s going to have to compromise their safety. A 1911 might be too big. It’s the gun that tamed the Philippines. A hopped up native with a machete found it difficult to advance when hit ANYWHERE with the equivalent of a ¼ car.
If you don’t want a handgun, I’d then suggest a shotgun. No aim required. And, jacking the shell into the chamber makes a sound that is very satisfying.
One thing the mainstream media never reports is what the gun nuts call “the violence avoided by a firearm”. You’re at home and wave your shotgun at an intruder who runs away; that will NEVER be reported in the press.
Remember an old and true, military motto, “Si vis pacem, para bellum” from Flavius Vegetius Renatus circa 375 AD: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”
Donna Nobis Pacem!
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