Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her adult life she is proud of her country.... well for the first time in my adult life I own one of these:
Now I've not always been a peaceful person. In fact, I have been living as a threat to no one for at least 30 years because I reached a point where I didn't want to hurt anyone anymore. I got to hate the look in some guys eyes after I beat the hell out of him. It just makes me sick. I have gotten to the point that I am in a live and let live state of mind. I don't step on bugs, felt guilty about killing a mouse. If it is not a direct threat to me then I am no threat to it. I can't even tear down a spiders web because it worked so hard and is just hungry.
But lest you think I am a hypocrite I will tear into a slab of ribs, stomp a brown recluse spider into mush and chop a poisonous snake into little pieces to protect my cats as well as nail a dog with a little rocky persuasion for the same purpose. I just want to keep it at a minimum the suffering of God's creatures from my direct action. Life is what it is and sometimes it is cruel.
BUT ( that's a big but ), if someone takes it upon themselves to break into my home with the intent to do me harm they with leave with massive life-changing damage.
2010 is going to be a turning point. If inflation sets in then people are going to get desperate and property crime will rise. Just being prudent... being prepared.