Wisdom and past middle age!
I am new here, and would like to offer this as a negative reason to the baton idea!
Originally Posted by skeetsak
I have been married to the same wonderful lady for the past 46 years, and she has come to this position!
I quote her! " I do not want to come that close to anyone that is trying to hurt me"! Her weapon of choice, for a long time, was a large baseball bat at the head of the bed!
In todays world, there are many different kinds of deterrents, with he baseball bat or baton being close to the bottom of the list.
So, after much soul searching, she and I have obtained our concealed permits, and have the opportunity to carry one of the more than half dozen handguns that we own.
My wife's position is still not to remove the "perp(s)" from the earth, but to make it far from likely, with a well aimed shot, that he(she) would not be able to procreate when, and if, the perp would be released from lock-up.
Just for reference. My wife has been a competetive shooter, we have both hunted for many years, and own a dozen or so items that go bang!
Ages are classified, but since we are both retired, you get the picture. I will not offer where any of the items might be located in our home, but any of them require a lot less effort, and much more immediate responses than a bat or baton.
When was the last time you wondered if a person in front of you in a line somewhere was carrying a concealed piece of wood? Stay safe!:blink: