[QUOTE=SCXDm9;2392719]For people that protect the rest of us I think at home or over seas I think it's a great idea. For personal defense or home protection, that's thats great too...if you want to but far from necessary.
I think the overwhelming majority of case show most individuals who successfully defend themselves of their homes have little or no training
Inside the home and outside the home are completely different animals. The majority of attacks outside the home come with little or no warning and usually begin at less than 5 feet. No one gets robbed, raped or carjacked from a great distance. Inside the home, when the home owner successfully defends themselves, in an overwhelming number of cases it is because there was some warning, glass breaking, door being kicked, dog barking, etc. That gives the home owner time to arm themselves and more often than not wait for the BG to come to them.