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I'm not convinced of the usefulness of 4. I've read conflicting things online concerning wasp spray. Some say it works, others say it does nothing. My advice: get a machete or baseball bat. Preferably the machete, but that may be illegal in your area? A bat should be legal everywhere.
I'm not convinced of the usefulness of 5....
6 is okay if you're a light sleeper but...[snip]... if you're really cheap and you just want a noise made when someone opens a window or door without your say-so they also have DIY alarms...
originally posted by: Klassified
Believe it or not... I know a few folks who have a conspicuous sign that reads; "Forget the dog. Beware of owner." Those homes have never been broken into, even though others around them have....
Obviously that won't work for the whole neighborhood, but the premise is good. Give would be criminals something to think about when they enter your neighborhood.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
If your home is being invaded, your life is in mortal danger. Why on God's green Earth would you not want to make double sure that whoever is doing the invading is 100% neutralized?
I can't wrap my mind around that....
ETA: if i hear my neighbors car start honking, or a loud whistle blowing, its not likely to do anything more than annoy me. If i hear gun shots...i call the cops. So there's that.
originally posted by: HighDesertPatriot
a reply to: Boadicea
Get a dog. Someone surveyed B&E guys who got caught, and they said that a dog was the single biggest deterrent to them. If you don't want a dog, get a gun. You have to meet force with equal force or you are going to lose.
originally posted by: TheBulk
Why would you want to put you and your family at more risk my intentionally putting yourself at a disadvantage?
originally posted by: ObjectZero
a reply to: Boadicea
Do you just own a gun or can't own a gun or is it your unwilling to use one?
Many I agree they most likely shouldn't, they wouldn't be able to pull the trigger on a B&E or an A&R. They'd more likely shoot themselves then the robber.
...it's surprising how fast people can get up from them [tazers], some it does not stop at all. Same with the pepper or bug spray.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Why are you trying to prepare for an armed home invasion with less than lethal force? A sign in the yard isn't much good against a gun or knife or any number of other weapons.