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According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in America are happening at the alarming rate of 135 per day.
That frightening fact combined with some recent, high profile invasions at the homes of Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock and NBA star Ray Allen prompted reporter Jeff Rossen to produce a segment titled, “How to protect your family from home invasion.”
For a large part of the four-minute story, Rossen spoke with Wallace Zeins, a retired NYPD detective and former hostage negotiator. The law enforcement veteran shared his tips for thwarting home invasions. However, many readers will notice something missing from the segment. This would also be something they consider the first and best option for dealing with intruders — firearms.
The option of using a gun to protect yourself in a home invasion is never mentioned during the TODAY Show story.
originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: Metallicus
If someone has entered a home uninvited there is a tried and true method of dealing with the situation.
Give em three warning shots, Two in the Chest, One in the Head.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
Not everybody owns a gun, or wants one. I keep a little thing of pepperspray in my bedside table and car, but not adverse to using bugspray if that wasn't enough. Or if I should miss, which I understand happens quite often. Squirming, attacking interlopers don't make ready pepperspray targets.