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What do you think is better:
And out of curiosity, why do you suddenly feel like you need one?
it's for the lady
Cricket bat is a good idea!
I just keep a 10 inch kitchen knife in my beside drawer.
Who the hell does that? Is it some kind of London thing....?
I was burgled last year and they completely cleaned me out.
It's probably not just a London thing, more a me being over the top sort of thing. I also have a cricket bat in my hallway cupboard. I found it really hard to sleep for a couple of months afterwards because the managing agent of my building took over a month to get the keyfob changed/deactivated - so the burglar had a full set of my doorkeys and could get into my building. I had an extra lock fitted but I still didn't feel comfortable, given the above.
I keep it there still because basically it's a reassurance, as a single person living alone.
including my Dad, my Mum (they live apart) and my mates have some sort of weapon in their bedroom.
And more than a little concerning....
I'm sorry if this puts the fear in you, I hope it doesn't - but if someone burgled your house, do you really believe that 100% of the time a) your parents would wake up and b) they would get to the burglar before the burglar gets to your room?
Do you know what some burglars are like? They are often drug addicts who have a £1,000 + a week heroin addiction to maintain, so they are DESPERATE to get money, no matter who they cross on their way.
being burgled with you in are very small. The chances of the burglars hurting you much, much smaller. What have my parent(s) got to do with anything either? It would be the same if I lived alone (which I practically do anyhow).
You'd be much more likely to get hurt being violent towards them, even if they instigated it - not to mention your basically giving them money. Seems a little heavy on the paranoia... and not very well thought out either.
even sleep with a weapon in their room? I'd never be able to... it'd completely freak me out.
I sleep reassured in my bed that if someone were to attempt to rape me they get bloody well hurt badly first. I do agree with you in that the chances are pretty small, but that's almost as silly as chancing unprotected sex when you're not on the pill - it's a risk I simply won't take. It's my body and nobody is helping themselves to it without my permission. I don't want to be a rape victim because I know what it does to your head and that people remain physically scarred for life.
If if means that I have to make someone bleed in order to stop that happening, then sobeit.
Now tell me that the chances of being burgled and raped are statistically so low that I'm being silly. Perhaps - but how would you feel if it happened to your mother?
I only mentioned your parents because I thought you lived with them and they were around pretty much all of the time.
That's how I lost my virginity btw.
And if it makes you feel safer, then okay -- but it doesn't change that I find it weird and unhealthy to have a weapon, or anything designated as one. I don't like the idea that people do have weapons, even ones supposed to be used only for self defense. It makes me feel extremely uncomfortable, and kinda confused also...
I live with my mother, technically, but she stays at her boyfriend's during the week, and most weekends.
And yes, I think you're being very silly, and even with the chances being stupidly low, I don't think it's healthy in any way to have a weapon in your room, it's scary and weird. And probably not wise to use one in most situations. I mean, the chances of someone breaking into your flat to rape you are impossibly small, and I'm pretty sure anyone that could manage to do that, would also be able to manage to take a knife off you, and quite possibly stab you in the process. It really makes no sense at all. And I find it really sad/depressing/freaky.
I know what you get like and I know how infuriating it can be.
Just take a look at this please.
But the number of those raped by people breaking into their houses is going to be miniscule...
even if that were to happen, I really don't think taking a weapon to them would be a remotely wise thing to do...
you're probably right.
It's probably best just to lie back and think of England while letting it happen and dealing with the emotional scarring for life.
Yes. One should lie back and think of England.
And you're twisting it completely, which is pretty stupid.
who disagree with you, quite frankly it's rude and pretty vulgar, and if people really start going for you, as they do, then i think we've got our reason for it right there
I wasn't insulting her at all. In any way. And for you to say I was, is frankly ridiculous.
In that post, I said that she twisted my words from saying "I don't think it's wise to use a weapon against a stronger attacker" into "If someone tries to rape you you should just smile sweetly and let them get on with it".
I found THAT insulting.
she was being sarcastic
ffs, i can't be bothered with you, i'm going out to enjoy my life instead
I said twisting words is stupid. There's a very big difference between calling someone stupid, and calling something they do stupid.
And, sorry, I didn't sense the sarcasm, but sarcasm or no, it seems like she was still making the same point.
I find it interesting that you call me "rude and vulgar" when you come across as really aggressive in a lot of your posts.
i've found some of your name-calling to be insulting in the past, if i didn't know better i'd wonder if you'd meant it that way to raise the temperature of an argument. fair enough, other people do it. if picking up on this makes me Emo McSensitive, so be it, but i just think you may want to be aware of it if you're getting het up about peoples' reactions. now seriously bye
I try my best never to say anything mean to people, and I only really ever do when I have a lot of people attacking me and freak out. I think that's pretty normal, and most people would do the same. You obviously don't like me. Fine, fair enough. But I don't think what you're saying is fair at all.
It's properly painful
I don't like handling them at all.
Looking around my room, I don't think there's anything that could potentially be used as a weapon.
to want to deffend your personal space, though nothing is a weapon pe' say it can double off of as one, old guitar, cricket bat, chair, glass bottles, yea I know where they all are & they will be used.
I have a weapon near. It's like having the front door locked to me. It's just something you DO.
I mean, I probably would if I lived somewhere else. But even so, having a weapon is just completely insane and freaky. I mean, if I went to someone's house and found a weapon in their room, I'd most likely never speak to them again. It's bizarre. I'm actually having a majorly hard time understanding why any half-sane person would do this...
intimidation if someone came in and possibly stabbing people's faces?
scared of DiSers.
What the hell is with this? I've never heard of anyone doing it before... and if anyone did, I would assume it to be elderly people or something. Even then I wouldn't think it likely people did. I don't understand things....
Please someone tell me I'm not crazy and people who do this are really, really weird...?
but i can understand why people do. can't you?
It's as strange an idea to me, as say, putting bars across windows, and not far off sleeping in a nuclear bunker.
night-stick (knight-stick?) it's normally a bat or a stick or something. Or when I was younger, I'd have a kitchen knife by my bed.
Maybe it's more of a London thing, but I've NEVER thought this is weird, but the norm. I'm getting a bit freaked now. Maybe I know mentalists.
I just know if something were to happen it's there. I actually have nunchucks under my bed too hahaha
be 'the norm'. I'd never heard of -anyone- having a weapon/something designated as one in their room before (in this country, anyhow). So definitely completely not normal. So, yes, I think you probably do...
half the people I know do
it could totally be turned on you and doesn't have enough reach.
I prefer the personal touch of a bat to the head. It says "more".
Maybe I'll move the bat to under my bed instead.
that someone with your mental state is allowed to do that.
they would either A) Break on contact or B) made of plastic
so im sorted
make sure its hard
it would add a bit of novelty to your death. And resulting crimewatch appearance.
Rather than having some metaphysical existence
during burglaries is when the home-owner confronts the burgalar.
Odds are,you'll be asleep when it happens....
Desperately trying to think of a pun...
apart from adam west
is not bad as a weapon, and holds up alright in court.
The Bronx Baseball Bat and Ball set is an attractive starter set for youngster. It has a junior wooden bat with Bronx logo and a Bronx safety core baseball also with Bronx logo.
It's probably kiddie-sized luv. You're not too good at this shopping malarky, are you?
not hard anyway. even if they were in my house. i could possibly stretch to a well aimed punch.
So it would sound more like:
Pftt Pft Pft Pft Pft Pfffft
BODY RIDDLED BULLETS
big babies who don't have gun licenses.
the bloody nazis.
I think the silenced mac-10 offers something else. It's small, nice big mag, can be fired one handed and above all, the neighbours won't hear it.
We need to debate this at greater length.
Magnum is too big and unwieldy, not to mention the amount of mess it would make if you hit anything. And of course, it's high velocity too.
I think we're looking at this from the wrong angle, guns are not what is needed. They're far too loud and cause too much damage.
I reckon this would be ideal:
Or, for something more portable:
a thing of beauty
a perfect match of form and function
it is part of me and i part if it
I put part of my soul into it
I've had it 34 years and infused it with my liquids
I was way off, it cost £199
it would be brilliant actually
cheap bats are clumsy to handle
I wouldn't swing it at some robber's head.
just to test it
+ I don't play anymore
its so easy to smack, and the meat of the bat sure is juicy, if i get him in the center cause of the way its designed it would probably kill him
baseball bats feel more round and natural. Like a giant rock solid stick.
you can handle them easy as hell, I have much more accuracy with that thing then a cheap baseball bat because they are too light and i would be all over the place if I were to put any weight behind it.
Alex is right ^
I havn't got a bat but I have bo sticks and a quarterstaff
The nicest ever bloke at our cornershop got attacked by a customer and his dad with baseball bats and had serious skull fracture and will not be returning......I dont think baseball bats should be glamourised too much.
All the neighbours remarked 'who keeps baseball bats handy like that'
no word of a lie.
I was talking about engaging an assailant in one on one combat, most likely in my underwear, with a sword in each arm and one between my teeth. With a twinkle in my eye and a hint of madman like rage.
What were you talking about?
Riiiiight. I see. Erm.
worth money in this house is the laptop I'm on, which they could probably only get fifty bucks for as some of the keys are broken. So I would probably just run out of the house and prepare myself for cleaning the piss (etc) off the walls.
recommend one of those full size baseball bat pepper grinders. If you don't get to clobber anyone you can have yourself a lovely well seasoned meal.
I love my guns.
You only need to top edge the burglar and they'll still go for miles.
I would hate to be in a fight armed only with an Americanism.
not a fruit bat though.
That'd be worse than useless.
I think my mum only has one because she got used to it being there from when my parents were together.
As for which one, I don't know..
more obvious objects.
though in truth to do damage your best with a nice hammer. or a chubby ( small wooden baseball bat) or perhaps to envoke fear rather than practicality a machete ( which is easily cheapest if price is a factor)
or why not just geta gun of a mate? practical compact and most burglars carry less intrusive objects.
personaly for la lady i would suggest small revolver .
although it could just be for smashing windows incase of fire, I don't even lock my flat door when I sleep let alone keep any weapons. Probably way too naive!
But it's metal so you cant put nails through the end.
better weighted than a baseball bat or cricket bat for a swift shin-breaker
Then, if you ever have to use it, you can say it was not kept as a weapon but for sport
after beating the burglar to pulp
"Punch him? I can't even make a fist."
I used to keep the metal thing that you use to poke fires with by the bed. I never used it on anyone though but it make me feel safe knowing I could poke someone with this metal thing.
You were so close.
....big fuck off scary ones...shit 'em right up.
'but bats are blind, they wouldln't be much use in a domestic emergency'. Oh dear.
I favour an old fashioned metal dustpan/shovel. The police are wary of people who conveniently defend using a bat- unless you can convince them you're a keen cricketer and it was just lying around, then it looks pre-meditated and you're unlikely to be able to prove a) sefl-defence and b) reasonable proportionate force. The knife suggestion is utterly barking. Ludicrous.