“The police can’t stop an intruder, mugger, or stalker from hurting you. They can pursue him only after he has hurt or killed you.
Protecting yourself from harm is your responsibility, and you are far less likely to be hurt in a neighborhood of gun owners than in one of disarmed citizens, even if you don’t own a gun yourself.”
– Harry Browne
“In Great Britain we do not have the right to cause an intruder any injury whatsoever, nor indeed any attacker. Yes, we must allow ourselves to be seriously hurt or killed lest we harm the attacker.”
– Alan J. Holmes
“The right men have by nature to protect themselves, when none else can protect them, can by no covenant be relinquished.”
– Thomas Hobbes
“Research has consistently indicated that victims who resist with a gun or other weapon are less likely than other victims to lose their property in robberies and in burglaries.
Consistently, research also has indicated that victims who resist by using guns or other weapons are less likely to be injured compared to victims who do not resist or to those who resist without weapons.”
– Gary Kleck, Florida State University School of Criminology