Something that every prepper should be concerned about is self-defense. Every day, it seems we read about home invasion robberies. In times of economic or other troubles, these could become even more common. If you can legally own a firearm and are trained in their use, firearms are always your best choice for self defense. However, you absolutely must know how the law applies, and that is why this book about the law and self-defense should be in every gun-owner’s stash of books.
However, there are many people who for one reason or another cannot legally own firearms. This always puts them at somewhat of a disadvantage when it comes to self defense. I recently came across this news article. Four Burglars With Pistols Went Up Against One Homeowner With a Samurai Sword. As you will see if you read the article, the burglars had two pistols and faced a mad homeowner with a sword. The old saying of never bring a knife to a gun fight did not hold true. The homeowner was able to put all four of them in the hospital.
This is a good example of what you can do in a pinch. He was determined and did not hesitate to take action with the weapon that he had at hand. Now a sword has limitations, as do most weapons. It is normally never going to replace a firearm. But this article points out one thing, use what you have, don’t hesitate and you can win, and again, know the law!