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WOMENS' LOVE OF PEACE OF MIND

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 09:32 am
Home is where we feel the safest. Or at least we should.
When that security is stolen, it leaves many people, especially women,
wondering how to fight back.

Pepper spray is a popular option, but these days, more and more
women are turning to something much stronger.

Patricia Fallon describes the day she came home to find her house broken into.

"I knew right then and there...I was robbed. You feel like you're violated...feel
like you've been assaulted. You live in fear after that because you're afraid
they're gonna come back," says Fallon.

Not only did Patricia lose property but her sense of security was also stolen
in September of 2007.

"I didn't know if they found my spare keys...you don't know...
I was afraid to come in by myself," she says.

And forget about getting a good night's sleep. An alarm helped.
She had it installed the day after the burglary, but it still wasn't
enough to give Fallon peace of mind.

"How long do you wait before you are the victim, and it's a final
victim situation where they kill you," Fallon asks.

Patricia waited an entire year before she decided to buy a gun.

"It's a Sig Sauer P229. It's a semi-automatic. It holds 12 rounds and
you can chamber one and have lucky 13," she said as she displayed the gun.

Fallon took a safety course and practices every month. Very good
advice says her instructor.

"If you're not willing to use the weapon statistics bear out that the weapon
will be taken and used against you," says Dennis Root, a longtime firearms
instructor and self-defense teacher. "They're looking for the victim
...you have to decide you're not going to be the victim."

Root says women can take control of their situations with just
some planning and preparation.

"With the proper training and experience a woman can be safer
with a firearm than without one because it gives them the means
of controlling a subject at a distance," says Root.

Guns are certainly not the answer for everyone.
Patricia lives alone and has no children.

Root says having kids in the house changes how and where you lock
and store your weapon and he can't stress enough the importance
of safety training for any new gun owner.

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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 11:48 am
Now, why didn't I know that this would be a thread about guns. I thought it may have been about RRSP's or something.
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saab
 
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Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 12:38 pm
A woman sleeps much better in the arms of a man than with a gun in her arms.
BorisKitten
 
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Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 03:31 pm
I liked the suggestion that women living alone should keep their (auto) keychains on their bedstands.

Simply lift and press your car-alarm activator-thingie if you hear someone creeping around your house at night.

Since our cars are too old to have alarms, we have a (cheap) air-horn to hand.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 03:48 pm
@saab,
There are men around here who would rather have a gun in their arms than a woman.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 04:11 pm
I support a woman's right to bare arms.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 7 Nov, 2009 04:57 pm
I support a woman's right to bare anything she wants. Guns don't turn me on, however.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 8 Nov, 2009 03:05 am
@BorisKitten,
BorisKitten wrote:

I liked the suggestion that women living alone
should keep their (auto) keychains on their bedstands.

Simply lift and press your car-alarm activator-thingie
if you hear someone creeping around your house at night.

Since our cars are too old to have alarms, we have a (cheap) air-horn to hand.
That is not reliable. Don 't bet your life on it.
In an emergency, u need to control the situation.
Whatever that emergency is,
u need to have the right equipment.

U shoud prepare carefully, because u may need to rely on those preparations.





David
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