book rant: "Idiot's Guide to Home Security"
A book caught my eye today at the library. I picked it up off the shelf, browsed through it for a couple minutes, then put it back on the shelf. It was one of those "Idiots" guides (you know, the take off on the Dummies books?). It was the "Idiots Guide to Home Security".
Thinking perhaps it would be something I might want to look through, I decided the first thing to do was see if it was serious and had a section discussing firearms. Hmmm, nothing in the table of contents. Also nothing in the index under "firearm", "gun", "handgun" or "rifle". :confused: So I started looking around and found two references to guns in the "liability" chapter. One paragraph said you can't shoot someone running out of your house because it wouldn't be considered self defense. The next paragraph told the story of the British farmer that used a shotgun to shoot the burglar and got a long sentence for it. It didn't even explain why.
That's it. That's the entire text I could find regarding firearms in what was supposed to be a comprehensive, learning guide to "security". Two paragraphs. One saying don't shoot someone running away and the other saying a British guy got a long jail term for shooting someone.:mad:
How can an honest person say this is a "guide" if it leaves such a glaring hole in things you need to know. :rant:It's not like I was expecting to find an epiphany about guns in a book with "Idiots" in the title, but I'm always on the look out for little nuggets of wisdom or information that gives something a new light or angle.
As I already said, I put it back on the shelf and moved along. <sigh>