This just in from the Colossal Idiocy Department: NBC ‘Expert’ Offers Three Tips to Deal with a Home Invasion. They’re Ridiculous. Excerpt:
On Sunday, NBC’s Today show offered three tips if you find yourself subjected to a home invasion. A long-time New York City police officer serves as the subject-matter expert.
His three tips are:
- Keep your car keys handy where you sleep, and if there’s a home invasion, hit the horn button to create a lot of noise.
- Keep a can of hornet and wasp spray handy, and if the invaders enter your room, spray them with it to render them temporarily blind.
- Sleep with all your bedroom doors open so everyone in the house can hear everything that’s going on.
Notice what NBC’s expert leaves out: Firearms. Your Second Amendment rights never occur to NBC.
NBC’s blind spot is not accidental; the network has never been friendly to effective (read that: armed) self-defense. But seriously – hornet spray?
Any thug who breaks into the Casa de Animal won’t face hornet spray. They’ll face capably handled firearms. It’s important to note that firearms aren’t the best answer for everyone; if a person isn’t willing to practice, to achieve a degree of confidence and competence with the firearm of choice, then they are probably better off without one. But a firearm will equalize physical differences between homeowner and thug to a greater degree than any other single thing.
The old truism dating back to the Old West goes “God created men. Colonel Colt made them all equal.” It’s an old saw, but an accurate one – only a firearm can put a middle-aged, 100-pound woman on an equal footing with a 20 year old, 200 pound male attacker.
NBC does not do their viewers service by completely (and purposely) omitting this possibility from the discussion of self-defense.