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Lethal defense of your home is another option after a disaster or during a crisis. Legal lethal weapons are generally classified as:


This could very well be the best option if you are confronted with a group of looters or a people on the edge due to their uncontrollable fear and desperation. Knives are a distance second choice to guns. You can purchase firearms for a lot of reasons, and self-defense is one of them. The U.S. Constitution
protects the right of citizens to own and bear arms. However, there are some important points to keep in mind.

First, you need to learn firearm safety and learn how to correctly use the weapon. A firearm in the hands of someone unfamiliar with guns creates a high risk of self-injury.

Training includes:

  • Firearm safety
    • Handling
    • Storing
    • Firing different types of weapons
  • Weapons loading and unloading
  • Tactical use for effective results
  • Maintaining a safe weapon
  • Laws concerning firearms

Use of lethal force has consequences, and you must be prepared to accept them. For this reason, use of lethal force embraces psychological, moral, and legal issues. Recognizing that firearms or knives used against intruders are intended to take a human life, you must be willing to live with the potential guilt should that happen.

Anyone who says, “I just want to scare someone away!” should not attempt to use a gun. Chances are the intruder will sense the reluctance, take the gun away, and turn it on the person.

You also need to understand that there will also be legal repercussions, if someone gets killed. The burden will be on you to prove it was a life and death situation for you or your family. That may require hiring an attorney and spending a lot of money proving your case. Yet, you have a right to defend yourself, and no one can take that right away. However, you do need to know the law.

  • Learn federal, state, county and local firearm laws
  • Thoroughly learn your rights and when lethal self-defense is allowed by law
  • Learn the terms, like “immediate threat”, “self-defense”, “aggressor”, “justifiable force”, and so on