This is not a book about how to use shot guns and other weapons when intruders evade your living space. There are plenty of books addressing the practical and legal aspects of that kind of defense.
This is a book about more passive ways to be safe in your home. This book talks about strategies for keeping the bad guys out and what you might do if they get in.
Home self-defense is not something we like to think about. We like to think of ourselves as safe when come home and shut the door. I personally don't want to injure or kill anybody, even if they are an intruder.
Still there are more and more stories in the news about people being killed in the own homes by intruders. Just last night there was home security video on the National News of two men breaking into an occupied home. They armed themselves with kitchen knives and went upstairs to do who knows what to a grandmother and child.
Somehow the grandma and child retreated to a secure room and the potential killers fled. Why they fled we may never know.
There are many thousands of stories where the occupants were raped, murdered, or tortured just for the fun and or the profit. Police used to say that the home intruders are almost always known by the victims. That it was drug or gang related.
Nowadays this is often true but a growing number of victims are just chosen randomly or accidentally or mistakenly. This booklet will discuss some ideas for increasing home safety.
Although I have a BA degree in Criminal Justice; I am not an expert in crime or self-defense. Be that as it may, I am a keen observer of human behavior and crime. After decades of watching and listening to friends, strangers and criminals; I have developed some strategies and philosophies that may make us all a little safer.