View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you

    28 28.57%
  • Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)

    7 7.14%
  • Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)

    6 6.12%
  • Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders

    11 11.22%
  • Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders

    3 3.06%
  • Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911

    2 2.04%
  • Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape

    6 6.12%
  • Freeze like a deer in the headlights

    6 6.12%
  • Rush the bad guys barehanded

    6 6.12%
  • Other (explain)

    23 23.47%
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Thread: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    Many years ago in south Florida there was this very well known Martial Art Instructor. He dispized handguns and always preached against owning them.
    This fella was a self made walking weapon. He owned and opperated a popular school, that put out many world class champions, in Karate and other hand to hand fighting techniqes.

    He and his girlfriend were mugged and then shot by a punk with a .25 caliber pocket pistol.

    Go figure....My point is this. When a person thinks they are safer without a gun.....Their always wrong.

    If somebody really wants to shoot and kill you they will. Just because you have a gun doesn't mean you can stop that first shot. How many armed policemen have you heard of being shot to death? I mean that is a guy with his gun on the outside with ready access and with that uniform he is always in code red. Even he can't stop that first shot. True he may get a shot at that perp if he is not totally out of commission.

    Am not putting guns down. Someday I may get a pistol but for now I have a shotgun in my bedroom. But when I am out on the street I only carry a razor knife.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Call 999 from mobile
    Switch mobile to 'camera' mode
    Take a photo, shout 'the cops are on their way'
    Run like hell to neighbours

    Or, in the situation that these are clearly unarmed weaklings, grab the well-used hockey stick from the cupboard in my room and, once photo is taken, then try to menace them off. Generally, though, I'd value my own life over my (insured) possessions.

    EDIT: I seem to remember reading a report saying that casual muggings had decreased in the UK, thanks in part to an increased amount of cameraphones being owned by the general populace. When you can take a photo and upload it to facebook within seconds (even if your phone gets grabbed from you in the following minutes, the photo is still online), and with several incidents of crowdsourced person-identification in the media of late, suddenly robbing someone seems a lot harder to get away with.
    Last edited by iangb; 10-08-11 at 07:59 PM.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    Call 999 from mobile
    Switch mobile to 'camera' mode
    Take a photo, shout 'the cops are on their way'
    Run like hell to neighbours

    Or, in the situation that these are clearly unarmed weaklings, grab the well-used hockey stick from the cupboard in my room and, once photo is taken, then try to menace them off. Generally, though, I'd value my own life over my (insured) possessions.
    One of those Cops shows showed a scene like this. This guy was filming some guy beating everybody, including a woman, with his phone. The guy noticed the filming and began coming at the film guy to probably take his camera and to beat the **** out of him. The guy yelled the cops are on the way and the guy started running at him, I assume to get to him faster... the sirens could then be heard in the background and the only thing that saved the film guy was the criminals friends near dragging him away.

    Good luck with it if it happens to you man!
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    One of those Cops shows showed a scene like this. This guy was filming some guy beating everybody, including a woman, with his phone. The guy noticed the filming and began coming at the film guy to probably take his camera and to beat the **** out of him. The guy yelled the cops are on the way and the guy started running at him, I assume to get to him faster... the sirens could then be heard in the background and the only thing that saved the film guy was the criminals friends near dragging him away.

    Good luck with it if it happens to you man!
    There's no point in filming a scene. I just want some decent way of identifying the people who've broken in. And as edit'd in above, there are nowadays several apps that will post a photo to facebook as soon as it's been taken - so even if I have to throw my phone at the guy to get away, I could still see who it was.

    If I have to intimidate someone, it's much easier to do so with the threat of the law, rather than the threat of physical force. Hockey sticks notwithstanding :p
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    Call 999 from mobile
    Switch mobile to 'camera' mode
    Take a photo, shout 'the cops are on their way'
    Run like hell to neighbours

    Or, in the situation that these are clearly unarmed weaklings, grab the well-used hockey stick from the cupboard in my room and, once photo is taken, then try to menace them off. Generally, though, I'd value my own life over my (insured) possessions.

    EDIT: I seem to remember reading a report saying that casual muggings had decreased in the UK, thanks in part to an increased amount of cameraphones being owned by the general populace. When you can take a photo and upload it to facebook within seconds (even if your phone gets grabbed from you in the following minutes, the photo is still online), and with several incidents of crowdsourced person-identification in the media of late, suddenly robbing someone seems a lot harder to get away with.
    A camera phone as a weapon?.....Now thats something someone like PeeWee Herman would endorse.

    "OK KIDS, WHEN EVER SOME BAD GUY IS ABOUT TO KILL YOU". "TAKE HIS PICTURE".

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I would say "hey dudes I voted for Obama" and hope for the best, if I was a lib that is.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I'd grab the nearest assault weapon and spray the evil doers with bullets. Then I would say "FREEZE, I have a weapon and I will use it"
    "It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." Bertrand Russell

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    A camera phone as a weapon?.....Now thats something someone like PeeWee Herman would endorse.

    "OK KIDS, WHEN EVER SOME BAD GUY IS ABOUT TO KILL YOU". "TAKE HIS PICTURE".

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    I should emphasise here that my first priority is to get myself out safely. But yeah - if the opportunity arises, it's much safer to take a photo and run rather than try to take on two guys who may or may not be armed. To do otherwise would be a fine indicator that I've been taking actions films a bit too seriously. Surprising as it may seem, an outnumbered guy normally loses the fight, regardless of what Hollywood might say.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    There's no point in filming a scene. I just want some decent way of identifying the people who've broken in. And as edit'd in above, there are nowadays several apps that will post a photo to facebook as soon as it's been taken - so even if I have to throw my phone at the guy to get away, I could still see who it was.

    If I have to intimidate someone, it's much easier to do so with the threat of the law, rather than the threat of physical force. Hockey sticks notwithstanding :p
    The facebook thing is true. The one I was referrencing was 4 or 5 years ago. I was also just busting your balls, I would probably due the same thing... just before I went Ninja Assassin on the guy.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bardo View Post
    I'd grab the nearest assault weapon and spray the evil doers with bullets. Then I would say "FREEZE, I have a weapon and I will use it"
    And the bullets go through the walls and kill your sleeping children... well done!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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