Brigid has some sound advice.
Look around you, if you come face to face with a criminal in your home and you don’t have a firearm within immediate reach, what would you use to defend yourself? (If you think electrical cord to choke your attacker, you have watched way too many movies with Matt Damon in them). Spontaneous attacks in your home could vary from open hand, firearms, impact or edged weapons. You’d better have the same things around you to fight back.
It is well worth your time to read the rest of the article.
A Newark, New Jersey deli owner who shot and killed an armed man will not face charges, police and prosecutors say.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray as well as Newark Police Director Eugene Venable say that the owner of the deli had a permit for the gun that he used to defend himself.
New Jersey is notorious for having some of the strictest gun regulations in the nation. The robber apparently thought that meant there was no legal way for his would-be victims to arm themselves.
According to Guns.buzz, Mark Robinson’s last words inside the New Neighborhood Deli Supermarket were “I thought you couldn’t own a gun in New Jersey.”
Robinson, 46, had walked into the deli around 8:30 p.m. and immediately pointed a gun at the owner, who didn’t hesitate to pull his own weapon and fire. Robinson was pronounced dead at around 10 pm.
In the wake of the December 15 hostage situation in which an armed man held unarmed Australians at gunpoint for hours, former Sydney Deputy Mayor Nick Adams is calling for a gun ban to be lifted so Australians can defend themselves.
Adams said he believes if there was ever a time Australians wanted to have a gun, it was December 15.
He told Fox News that he thinks gun laws will soon be revisited–that “Australians are now beginning to realize what it is for the bad guys to have guns and for the good people not to.” He said a lot of Australians woke up when the crisis was over and thought about how different things “could have been if someone did have a gun on them to stop this terrible, awful ordeal.”
“Why should we give advantage to the bad guys, whether they’re criminals … [or] they’re terrorists?” he asked.
Adams said the hostage situation helped Australians realize that gun control is “enabling the bad people to carry out their agenda a lot more easily, a lot more freely than they may otherwise have.”
Larry Correia has a well thought out article on the subject. Head on over and give it a read. While you’re there, pick up one of his books if you’re not familiar with his work!