Originally Posted by Rob Henderson
Sure, when it's put into place by professionals... But what happens when amateurs try and take care of things themselves?
Here's the simple facts......which you will probably ignore.
The Police can't be everywhere all the time.
The Police are not responsible for your personal safety....all the time.
Without some means to defend yourself against an aggressive and focused attack, chances are your going to toe tag city before the first unit even arrives on scene. Part II Taking a Taser, Pepper Spray, baseball bat or butcher knife to a gun fight is stupid and a great way to get dead.
You are responsible for your own personal safety and security. You no one else. No goverment in the world has the funds to assign personel cop's or body guards to everyone.
So that leaves you with three options.
1. Defend yourself.
2. call 911, 999 whatever and hope that Officer Friendly arrives in time to keep Mr Antisocial from doing evil things to you and yours.
3. Run, give up, cry and plead for the lives of you and yours and hope Mr. Antisocial decides to spare you.
Oh and if something happens to you and yours and you don't think that the response by Law Enforcement was rapid enough......you can't sue the PD (IN THIS COUNTRY ANYWAY) The Supreme Court has already held that we are not responsible for your personal safety 24/7/365 you are.
As far as back fires, I've set a few in my life and I'm not professionally qualified as a Firefighter. It's pretty basic math and wind direction and common sense.