Just a thought. If in your part of the world you are forbidden from carrying official weapons, you can make weapons out of the tools you can legally buy. For example, you can buy a battery-operated nail gun. While it won't have the penetrating power from a distance that even a .22 caliber offers, you can damage their eyesight at short range. Citizens of feudal Japan who were forbidden from carrying weapons turned their farming implements into weapons, from which came the nunchuks and the sai. Filpinos, during times of oppression, even weaponized the yoyo.Good point! Glad to hear you were able to defend yourself in that situation. Thank the Lord that he gave you the right tool to hand, and the mind to know what to do.
Here in the UK it is not legal to carry a gun, for that matter anything - not even a pepper spray , but it's been interesting hearing all the thoughts on here. It is a dangerous world and I see no harm in being prepared and equipped. Thankfully I live in a rural and fairly safe area, but I do consider what action could be taken in an emergency whether that would be a kitchen knife, car tool or whatever would come to hand.
I think Amity's story has an important point, if attacked don't stop your defense. If she had hesitated after the first blow he would have continued his attack.