Originally Posted by AndyE9503
Knifes are very hard to use to fight and very easy to be turned against you because you have to get real close to them
House alarm will help against the basic criminals but not reliable
Self Defense cost a lot of money and time to learn
Police are completely unreliable and take too long to respond. Takes about 20 min here
As long as criminals have guns law abiding citizens need guns too. It levels the playing field. I'm not saying your ideas are completely wrong, I would just rather have my trusty 12 gauge short barrel shotty and my 40 cal S&W first
Ok, my suggestion is for British people and other countries with heavily gun restriction, same with US if some local have gun restriction that make difficult for citizens to be armed, especially DC and Chicago.
For me, I don't think that I want to be armed because of state and local have many different of complexes and tricky laws that could leading armed citizens to arrest and face jail time that what I don't want. Some gun laws are hard to understand and I can be tricked so easily to get in trouble with police, especially gun unfriendly states. For situation with criminal, sometime, I think that life is too short and we don't know about what happen to us tomorrow or later.
For response to 911, the cops arrive in our house in 5 min or less so it is depends on local.