By John Jay,
I would like to take this opportunity to point out to everyone out there, who believes the police can protect us, that they are having grand delusions. There truly is no real police protection!! Let me explain. What happens to someone who gets robbed, mugged, raped, or murdered? Are the police there to stop the criminals from hurting the victim??? Hell No! They come along after you are lying there bleeding, or in the hospital, or in the morgue, and then they write their reports and question witnesses, if any live ones can be found. I repeat myself for emphasis: The police will not be there while you are getting robbed, mugged, raped, or killed. They will not, repeat not, show up until after you, the victim, are maimed or dead and the attackers are long gone!
The foregoing is especially true for senior citizens. Any attacker over the age of 14 can easily overwhelm most seniors over the age of 70. The elderly have NO defense, and the police will not, repeat not, be there when they are beaten, or robbed, or killed.
Conclusion: People must, must, must protect themselves by any means necessary. Especially true for the seniors over 70. Since most criminals carry weapons, and we the law abiding victims are not allowed to do so, we must, repeat must, improvise, using clubs, canes, baseball bats or pepper spray. I strongly advise every senior citizen, especially those over 70 (like me), to buy pepper spray (two or three small canisters) or mace and get trained on how to use them.
You can use a gun to protect yourself if you are assaulted in your own house or your own property, and if the attacker is not running away from you. If the police arrest you for defending yourself, just remember what the NRA has said for decades; “It is better to be judged by 12 than carried by six.” No jury in Ventura County would convict someone our age for shooting someone who is attacking us!