During a pandemic, systems like the police, fire stations and EMS can quickly become overwhelmed. In a time of crisis, people are on their own and it’s up to you to figure out how you’re going to protect yourself and those you love in the event you have to fight.
When an intruder gets into your home during a pandemic, you have no choice but to fight back if you want to make sure you keep the supplies you’ll need. The first line of defense is a firearm.
Most intruders will run away or back down the moment they see a firearm. They count on cooperation and being the oppressor, they’re not usually looking for a fight. Those who are will be prepared to use lethal force – which means that you’ll have to be prepared to do the same.
You can use a pistol, revolver or any handgun to protect your family. Make sure you keep it where you can quickly get to it the second you know someone is coming into your home.
If you can’t get to your gun or you don’t have one, then fight using whatever it is that you have within reach. Quick weapons can be items like baseball bats, fireplace pokers, kitchen knives or hammers.
Slowing down an intruder can also work in your favor. By slowing someone down, you can often get the upper hand and take them to the ground. You can slow down an intruder by using things like pepper spray or a Taser.
If you’re outside your home and someone is determined to get past you to get in, grabbing a handful of dirt or gravel and throwing it toward their eyes can also be a handy deterrent.
A thief can’t fight if he can’t see. It might come down to you having to use hand to hand combat to take down the thief. If that’s the case, remember to always disable whatever weapon he has first if he does have one.
You want to take that out of the equation. Remember that he’s as determined to get what he wants as you are to stop him. You’re going to have to either injure him or he’s going to injure you.
Use whatever you have to use during a fight to render him helpless. Then you’ll need to secure him until you can turn him over to the authorities. In the event that you and your family have been hit by the pandemic and you’re too weak to fight back, you’ll need a special room in your home that you can all enter into that’s fortified and safe against an intruder.
This room should have supplies as well as a lethal force weapon in case the intruder is able to break into this safe room. Remember, with someone searching for medical supplies during a pandemic, they’ll be desperate – so there’s no telling what they’re capable of, even if they wouldn’t normally act that way in the real world without a health crisis.