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Do Not Mess with the Mommy
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From: siliconshaman Date: January 5th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, that's kind of the problem here. Intruders in the UK may or may not be armed, probably will be somehow.. but legally, we're not allowed to own guns. So they know we aren't.

You can imagine how that plays out.

But the police here advise that even in situations like the above, one should 'leave it to the professionals'...i.e do nothing to defend yourself.

It's pretty crazy.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 6th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)


In the end, there are no dangerous weapons, only dangerous people. You can kill someone with a brick, or a fire-iron, or a paperclip, or your bare hands, if you're determined enough. And even a crook armed with a gun, if he assumes his target is defenseless, may fall to someone who was quicker with one of those.

It's always a choice whether to follow the rules or fight to protect yourself, in most situations, if the rules aren't keeping you safe, they're not a good thing to rely on.
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