I live in a place where it is impossible to get a gun license. I have extra strong doors and windows. I also have 3 dogs, security cameras, lights, and 4 crossbows with laser sights and dear hunting tips on the bolts. These are 150 lbs pull compound bows and when I tested them on goats they where very effective.
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When guns are not an option, what do you recommend?
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You’re from Anguilla?!
I had to look that one up, its amazing how the internet interconnects people from some of the most distant places.
Sounds like you are doing pretty well, hope the gold business is working out for you. If you started when I first published my book I can’t see how it could have gone otherwise, gold prices have been going up ever since.
Its no secret that I’ve been wanting to move to US for years now, but apparently unless you cross the border illegally and plan on becoming a leach, sucking tax payer’s money you’re not that welcomed. I understand though, why would you want a self employed tax payer when you can have yet another illegal with ten kids? I’m not quitting yet but without a sponsoring company it wont be possible, so I’m considering other options. At my age and with a young family I’m not yet planning to retire so I’m looking at the first world country options I have left and most of them have banned guns, the idea of self defense simply doesn’t compute with these people. Yet there’s that little problem called reality. You’re walking home and get jumped by a couple guys, explaining to them that assaulting law abiding citizens isn’t legal wont make them disappear in thin air as if by ban magic, you still have to defend yourself. What to do in a country where the right to preserve your own life has been banned?
First of all, get to know the law and both carry and keep at home the best tools such law allows. A weapon is anything that increases your potentiality for defense and attack, so that includes a gun, knife, pen or brick. You can’t carry anything at all? Even a thin metal Cross pen can be used to cause serious damage if needed to defend yourself.
Divide this into two categories: what you’ll have with you at all times, and what stays in your house for home defense. This may not sound like much of a big deal when you can’t own firearms, but it gives a new sense of purpose to it, you will practice with what tools you have available and your brain will react according to it.
For home defense it sounds like you have what you can within your means. I wouldn’t want to depend on crossbows but its better than nothing. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of a large cook knife. Effective with some training, legal all over the world and it wont run out of ammo. These you will keep at home and learn how to use.
When it comes to tools for defense that will be carried, that will depend on your own laws. A locking blade is preferable but sometimes its not legal. If nothing else, a metal pen can be used as a stabbing object. In this case you will depend heavily on training so as to use the improvised weapon to its full potential. Its important here to understand what you can and what you can’t carry. If for example you only have a metal pen available, then your training will mostly revolve around quick stabs. If you can legally carry a locking knife, they you can combine that with slashing. If the knife you have does not lock, then in a desperate situation you will use it for slashing but knowing it can close over your fingers at any time.
Hope that helps a bit, take care!