Well, in Australia you could end up in jail if you harm an intruder. A bit scary for many old people in rough areas, any area actually. Home invasion. Very scary. I have two good size dogs. Always where I am, outside or inside. No use having them outside at night, where they could get poisoned or shot or kidnapped. They are my fur babies, but have nice barks.
Always curtain drawn at dark. Nobody can see the dogs. Good barks!
Mind you, about 14 years ago somebody was outside at three in the morning, and I was forced to take a peep. It was the police! Could I be sure? It was, so I opened the door, and they asked for a woman by the same name as my daughter-in law. Oh, no, what happened?
It was not her! Another woman who rang the police because of some shooting in her area, deep in the bush. And the police could not find it! They were not local!
So I asked them in, and showed one of them the place on a big wall map I have. The other one patted my dogs. Nothing further happened.
But it was a bit scary with a knock on the door in the middle of the night. I hope my dogs will live a good few more years, but they are ten and nine now. It will be awful to say goodbye when the time comes. I have had eight dogs before them, and cried buckets.
> What the? Safe gun handling for women...in Oz?...
> You do know that all us guys will be out of work,
> considering women are not only better shots but
> also aim true or off - you don't shoot koalas,
> having mistaken them for 'It's attacking!
> Damn drop-bears.
> I know...the poor thing had a heart-attack and
> fell...but what else can we shoot when hoop-snakes
> are too fast!
> Ah! We can blast at those flaming candles that
> spring up on cakes.
> And on that note, merry birthday to you. 87? You
> don't read a day over 60.
> Happy days GG.