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Originally posted by DodgeG1 But in all seriousness there is so many silly rules now that it's not even worth the hassle trying to stop a burgler. Otherwise if you lay one finger on him/her, he/she then becomes the victim and can sue you for every penny
Who thinks up these rules
Originally posted by Paul
I would agree with the first two replies. Wit and commmon sense help keep you safe. .
I remember not too long ago, there was a piece in some of the papers by an ex-SAS soldier, detailing how to take on an intruder without breaking the law - e.g using household items such as ceramic lamps etc.
Originally posted by CX
I've read with great interest many posts here talking about the way US members protect themselves, thier home and thier family. They obviously have much more freedom to use what they want to carry out this task if need be.
This question is to the UK members here, but of course comments from other members are always welcomed too. How do you protect your house and family here in the UK? Do you do anything at all or do you have faith in that single latch holding your door shut? I'd imagine here in the UK the emphasis is placed on securing your house, which is all well and good, but i just wonder how people here have prepared themselves if someone came in with something more lethal than a torch?
Do you carry anything whilst out in public? Again, i know we are very limited here in the UK in what we can legally carry, but when the streets are no longer safe to walk in certain areas, sometimes you have to weigh up the risk.
Originally posted by Zanzibar
Farming tool? What the hell would that be used for? I can only imagine it being used as a nasty beating tool.
Originally posted by Xeros "Well it was originally developed as an aid to breaking up hard ground to plant maize seeds. Originally it was a little longer but then I found out that it could puncture someones head just as efficiently"
Originally posted by asala
partly about being prepared i guess,
1, i trained in Akido to help me to be able to defend myself,
I also keep my self fit and try to up my strength,
when out walking i carry keys in my hand, make sure my mobile is charged and have a little bottle of TCP in a spray bottle,
I have my 2 dogs,
i make sure my locks are up to date,
Wind chimes on doors and windows,
I lock the kitchen utilitys away in case they could be used against me,
so many people stabbed in there homes are done so with there own kitchen knifes,
also i keep a spare charged up phone in my room