As reported by The New American, British subjects seeking advice about what are and are not permissible self-defense instruments found some recently on a police web site. It is sponsored by the British government's Police National Legal Database. Q589: Are there any legal self defence products that I can buy? The police answer: The only fully legal self defence product... is a rape alarm.If a British subject picks up an object to defend against a violent intruder, that is a crime. Even if they only threaten, and don't actually USE it against their aggressor.
The only LEGAL alternative to a rape alarm (what the heck is a "Rape Alarm"?) would be a squirt bottle of dye which could be used to easily identify the intruder after he has had his way with you, your family, and your home.
But if you squirt it in his eyes, that also may be a criminal offense.
The intruder, if caught, will probably not be charged. The resident will most likely be charged.
Pick up a knife? You're toast, Baby!
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