Well this really has been an interesting thread.Wasn't aware the firearm debate was so lively.?
Interesting views-and surprising it has gone so long also
I absolutely detest guns
.When I was about 12 I was sitting in a room full of kids
and someone pulled a loaded 22 down off the cupboard.It was passed around the room and it went off without anyone touching the trigger.Someone died.Not something that I like to bring up and it wasn't the persons fault who ended up holding the gun when it went off in any way.It just goes to show you someone always gets hurt or killed when a gun is pulled out.
As far as what you choose in defending your territory that is a very hard one to decipher unless you know how far people are willing to go.
There has been some very interesting defensive items suggested here.
Not sure how I would go now at 52 ( old codger now ) but I was a boxer for 6 years and also trained in full contact Kyokushin karate for 8 years.I will kill without hesitation if I see that I, my family
or my friends are going to be put in life treatening situations.
Obviously I would not entertain this unless it was imperative to act swiftly and decisively,but once I choose that course everthing and anything that I can get my hands on will be used as a weapon.
, I like the reference to the angels.Yep they are out there and they will come just like in any situation there are people prepared to get in close and get down in the dirt with bullies and arse#$^%^&
I would carry some roman candles ( those great old ball throwers we used to be able to get) and bloody big bungers ( firecrackers ) around to scare off intruders. lol.
Failing that, there is only one other deterent I am aware of that will see intruders jump off your boat and even slice their wrists as they swim off.
That is by playing Barry Manilows greatest hits at force 10 volume with every second track interspersed with Tracy Chapman.
Sorry if you really like Bazza and Tracy- really.