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Unusual Weapons for Home Defense

I am not a gun owner. So I sometimes wonder what other kinds of Weapons For Home Defense are available to me.

You will be surprised at the relatively easy ways to defend yourself with ordinary, easy-to-obtain products you may buy at your local big-box store, such as a wasp and hornet spray which will let loose an irritating chemical 20 feet into an intruder’s face.

More people in this country have no intention of buying, much less owning a gun. However, I know that they do understand that a situation may arise that puts them in a situation that might require a weapon and survival skills.weapons for home defense

I will go over some other weapons for home defense that might be a little more specialized, but in this internet age, all are easy to obtain and will not hurt your pocketbook but will hurt any intruder.

Why You Would Need Self-Defense Weapons

While firearms are the weapons of choice to protect your home, they aren’t the only thing you can use. Almost anything can become a weapon for home defense when the need arises.

However, to transform an everyday object into an effective weapon, you must have thought about how to use it to be ready when it comes.

It doesn’t do you any good practicing home preparedness and doing everything you can to survive any disaster that might come along if you’re unprepared to defend your home.

While we can all hope that our property never comes under attack, hope alone won’t keep us safe. There is the chance you will need to defend yourself, your family, and your home, and you will be glad you prepared yourself with weapons for home defense.

In a crisis situation with a shortage of food, there is a good chance that hungry people will be out looking for sustenance for their families. If they find out you have a stockpile in your house, they may decide they need that food more than you do.

Everybody wishes to survive and will do what it takes to provide for themselves and their families.

Your ability to defend your home in such a case may keep you and your family alive and happily eating. And it’s not just food.

After hurricane Wilma pounded us and knocked out power for several weeks for thousands of people, home generators were being stolen right off people’s properties. While the generators were running. At the same time, their owners were inside their homes.

7 Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapons

So following are the weapons for home defense that you might want to consider having in ‘your back pocket’.

Wasp Spray. This irritant has one major advantage over pepper spray. To use pepper spray to defend yourself, you must let the attacker get within about three feet. Wasp spray is intended for use at a distance of about 20 feet.spray weapon for home defense

You attack your assailant before he gets close enough to harm you. And there is a little more sense of security in that.

******I have an update on this one. Check it out here on why this might not be a good idea regarding self-defense.

Sonic Weapons. This was first developed for use in keeping modern pirate ships away. Some merchantmen and even U.S. Navy ships have them.

You may buy small, batterypowered sonic weapons for use at home. When activated, they produce a sound that makes the attackers nauseous or afraid. Either way, the effect makes it harder for someone to attack.

Tactical Light. Many modern tactical lights are bright enough to stun, fending off an attack momentarily. Some even have a strobe mode, where they flash rapidly, temporarily blinding and disorienting the attacker.

These lights are all the rage on those ‘as seen on TV’ ads.

While this won’t work as a permanent defense, it can give you a moment to grab a better weapon to fight with.

Flare Gun. A flare gun makes a great terror weapon, albeit one that probably shouldn’t be used indoors. (you think?) However, it is a definite self-defense-prepping solution.

The flare is fired from a special 12-gauge shotgun shell, looking like a fireball. That’s enough to pause anyone—even those who think they are brave enough to charge into firing guns.

There’s just something about having fireballs shot in the face that scares people. The flare gun is normally orange plastic, so paint it black to look more like a “real” gun.

Dogs. If you have large dogs for pets, they can be trained to attack and defend your home. Even people trained in using weapons will not know what to do when a dog attacks them.Dog home defense

Dogs move so quickly that they are hard to fight. They can often chase off an attacker while you watch from a safe distance.

A large dog barking is usually enough to ward off even the most brazen of intruders.

Caltrops. The caltrop is an ancient defensive weapon originally developed to ward off cavalry charges. (I bet you did not know that!)

It is a four-pointed star configured so that one point always faces up no matter how it falls. If a horse should step on the point, it will cripple him.Home defense weapon

They work just as well against people, especially when scattered in your yard under your windows. Anyone who wants to break in through the window will likely step on one, hurting themselves severely. ( my son, prolific in martial arts, knew all about those)

Torch. This is a terror weapon. As with the flare gun, people naturally try to avoid getting burnt. They will usually pay so much attention to what you are trying to do to them with the torch that they’ll forget to attack you even if they have the upper hand. (reminds me of the old Frankenstein movies)

Get one of those torches with its own lighting mechanism. You do not want to fumble with matches or a lighter while being threatened by some aggressive intruder.

Additional Reasons For More Self-Defense Weapons

The biggest reason to have a variety of weapons available to you is that you don’t know when an attacker might try and gain entrance to your home.

Even if you are a gun carrier.

If you have a concealed carry license and develop a habit of going around armed, there will always be a time when you aren’t. Should an intruder come into your home while your guard is down, you may not be able to get to your gun.

Having other options available for self-defense scattered throughout the house greatly increases your ability to defend your home and your family.

Can You Attack An Intruder In Your Home?

I live in Florida, and yes, you may attack an intruder who is uninvited in your home.

It’s called the ‘Stand your ground’ law.

And in other areas throughout this country, you can use reasonable force to protect yourself or others when a crime occurs inside your home. This would be called ‘in the heat of the moment’. You would be in your legal right to protect yourself, your family, and others by any means necessary to stop a would-be assailant.

Do not be afraid to give that person a face full of wasps and hornet spray to stop them in their tracks.

It’s your well-being and your ‘stuff’ that is at stake. Just because he did not prepare does not give him or anyone the right to take advantage of you to access something he does not have and wants from you.

Chinese Throwing Stars

I always thought these little ingenious things were a great weapon until I learned they are illegal.

It is considered an illegal knife, but there is no law against selling the little things.

Go figure.

The ‘throwing star,’ or what the ninja calls the shuriken, is not designed to kill but to distract an opponent. However, they can puncture the flesh and cause serious harm to someone, including knocking them out if you know how to use them.

I brought this weapon to your attention to inform you that not all self-defense considerations are fair game as a weapon for home unarmed self-defense because I would not want you to get in trouble for it.

Check your laws and restrictions in your area.

And remember that wasp and hornet spray!

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