In his excellent book, “The Law of Self Defense”, Andrew Branca encourages gun owners to carry non-lethal self defense tools as well – as an option. I own pepper spray, but it’s not really my go-to choice for home defense. If you’re in my home, uninvited, and you’ve brought trouble, I’d rather have a gun on when I try to convince you to leave. The entire purpose of self defense tools is to stop the attack. I am not as confident in pepper spray as some others might be. I’d rather wear a gun. I’m prepared.
While listening to a podcast recently, I was amazed at how hard some people work to be prepared for a violent encounter in their home. The podcaster was suggesting multiple firearms, strategically placed around the house, locked in quick-retrieval single-gun safes. Simple solutions seem best to me, since I have a simple mind. I kept wondering, why can’t you just purchase one gun for every adult and have them all wear them in good holsters? Simple. Prepared.
If the question is: “Miles, how long will you keep playing the same tune?’
The answer is: “Until everybody wears a gun.”