In 2013 there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses in the U.S., according to the FBI Crime Reports. Although this is a decrease since 2004, it is still a major problem in our society. When someone breaks in, living alone only increases the potential risks.
The only way to combat these offenses is to be prepared. One way to do that is to become a gun owner. Looking through break-in stories across the Web proves that yelling and threatening to call the police doesn’t deter many robbers.
However, when a homeowner reaches into their safe and flashes a gun, the stakes change. All of a sudden there is an immediate threat to the robber and he reconsiders.
Especially if you are a woman who lives alone, buying a gun could be the only thing protecting you from harm.
Living alone can be a scary thing. According to Gallup, 37 percent of Americans say they are afraid to walk alone at night, even within a mile of their home. It is not always that much safer inside the home—unless there are firearms to ensure one’s safety.
Even if owning a gun may be something you have never considered, if living alone is inevitable, it might be time to start considering it (as well as a safe for secure storage). It will help ensure your safety, providing much-needed protection.