Originally Posted by R8ers
How do you feel about the efforts of those to limit your ability to defend yourself?
The circumstances are quite involved and I'll not air them here but I considered and acted on all my options.
I already owned a dog which had proven a visual deterrent (workmen coming into the house waited until I harnessed her, etc.) and I had already taken self-defense, had mace, a safe room, etc. Taking and obtaining my CCW, using, practicing and buying the guns was an absolute last resort.
Everything with the exception of the guns called for close proximity to the person. The woman was close to 6' and probably weighed somewhere between 350-400 lbs., she had been in my house and the police suggested that she may not act alone (getting friends or others to help her).
It was at the urging of the police that I take the CCW course and practice, practice, practice which I have done. It was also at that point when I conceded to getting a gun.
I had talked extensively with my attorney, the local police, neighbors, security at my workplace and all family members and friends in an effort to avoid a confrontation that ended in gunfire and possible death.