JT: Me? Poltically incorrect? No, in the Richmond Uechi family that is Bill Glasheen sensei's job.
I am just a believer in personal responsibility for defending ones self and loved ones. Here, in Henrico County VA, our police department is very proud to be ranked #1 in response time to 911 calls in the state and in the top 5% nationwide. The average response time is just over 4 minutes. Pretty good!
However, in published crime stats, such as noted in Lott's or DeBecker's books, the average home intrusion takes about 41 seconds from the time you hear the first sound until you are gazing upon the intruder. Or on the street, you have about three seconds.........
By the time help arrives, if you get a call off, your body will already be cooling off to room temperature.