NBC: Forget The Gun, Keep Wasp Spray By Your Bed For Home Defense

And your car keys

(The Blaze) According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in America are happening at the alarming rate of 135 per day.

That frightening fact combined with some recent, high profile invasions at the homes of Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock and NBA star Ray Allen prompted reporter Jeff Rossen to produce a segment titled, “How to protect your family from home invasion.”

For a large part of the four-minute story, Rossen spoke with Wallace Zeins, a retired NYPD detective and former hostage negotiator. The law enforcement veteran shared his tips for thwarting home invasions. However, many Blaze readers will notice something missing from the segment. This would also be something they consider the first and best option for dealing with intruders — firearms.

Guns are never mentioned. They didn’t even bother with Crazy Joe Biden’s advise to “buy a shotgun” which can be fired through the door. Of course, firing a double barrel shotgun through your door when the intruders are already inside means you’re shotgun is empty and now you have to replace your door. OK, moving on

What tips did NBC’s segment give viewers to block the bad guys?

  • Car keys
  • Wasp Spray

How can car keys keep you safe? The former NYPD detective suggested keeping car keys on the night stand for easy access to an alarm. In case you hear someone breaking in, Zeins advises pushing the alarm button on the key fob. He did not mention a solution for high-rise apartment dwellers or those who their park cars beyond the normal range of the key fob transmitter (some of these key fob remotes become useless beyond 20-30 feet).

The wasp spray was portrayed as being as effective as pepper spray. Alas, it’s not. It’s also illegal to use in such a manner per federal law. And, you’ll probably get a good dose because the spray is generally more diffuse than pepper spray. And it contains neurotoxins. Which you shouldn’t breath.

Oh, there is a third idea

Should a beeping car alarm or wasp spray fail to prevent a home invasion, the NBC report suggests being polite and directing the bad guys to your cash and valuables. The former detective told Rossen, “You want to treat them like royalty.” He added, “On top of that, you don’t want to lie to them.”

That should do it.

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13 Responses to “NBC: Forget The Gun, Keep Wasp Spray By Your Bed For Home Defense”

  1. Dana says:

    Eventually, there will be no more liberals, as they continue to do things to remove themselves from he gene pool.

    Obvious question: would it be smarter of burglars to target the homes of people with Obama stickers on their vehicles? After all, we know that they are less likely to be armed, less likely to know how to use a firearm if they actually have one, less likely to be willing, or able, to fight back if attacked, and just plain less likely to be men.

  2. John says:

    125 per day? That is about 50% of the total number of Americans that are shot each day
    When are you going to post pics of yourself openly carrying at work?
    You know like the “warmists” should walk the walk
    Gun fondlers should also

  3. Blick says:

    Love John’s sense of humor. his sarcasm is good. He kinda raises a good point. how does the 135 break-ins a day relate to other threats to home owners? residential fires, accidents, etc.

    The article did not also mention tasers, or that bear spray is illegal is some states.
    Why would you pollute your house with insecticide. Use ammonia in a squirt bottle at least it will evaporate.

    Article is poorly thought out and poor advice. Who the hell pays attention to car alarms anymore? Wonder if the expert wanders over to the dark side and does not want to meet defensive homeowners but wants royal treatment (and milk and cookies) when he “visits” homeowners.

    As with fire prevention, think thru a plan and preposition the “tools” wanted or needed for an emergency.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    When are you going to post pics of yourself openly carrying at work?
    You know like the “warmists” should walk the walk
    Gun fondlers should also

    You know john, you have tried this before and all it shows is that you don’t understand the difference between trying to impose your will on others then not following your own demands (warmists) and advocating that people be allowed to make their own choices when it comes to exercising a right (bearing arms.)

    Just another massive fail from you.

  5. Dana says:

    John asked:

    When are you going to post pics of yourself openly carrying at work?

    Given that the article was about being armed to defend the home and family, and said nothing about self-defense outside of the home, the question seems not only silly, as we all saw, but off topic.

    One can support the right to keep and bear arms and still choose not to do so personally.

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  7. Jeffery says:

    Dana,

    You must realize that Mr. Teach and his most loyal sycophants consider the whiff of hypocrisy to be the worst of all sins.

    Mr. Teach’s advocacy of unrestricted availability of guns, while refusing to open carry himself is a sure sign of hypocrisy.

    What if an unarmed teenage “thug” comes into his business one day? How will he defend his co-workers? How can we believe what he tells us when he doesn’t believe it himself?

  8. Sean says:

    “Gun fondlers” is another pathetic attempt to insert sexuality into a discussion about guns. Occasionally, one encounters people who like to do that, given any subject, and they are usually easy to avoid for future conversations. My suggestion is that for those who wish no involvement with guns, continue as you have before, you are of course, free to do so. Try to understand that self-defense is a human right, and that no amount of stupidity can be a substitute for it. Including ridicule, which indicates a lack of reasoning skills, with the ridicule itself showing projection of ones’ own weaknesses, and focus. Many do not realize they are “that guy”, the one who makes idiotic statements about something they know nothing of, in order to assuage their own inadequate feelings, and in this case, lack of manly confidence. An example being, that if some one here in Texas comments about one carrying a gun being a “gun fondler”, we knock his fucking teeth out, and leave him bleeding in the parking lot.

  9. Jay says:

    “Should a beeping car alarm or wasp spray fail to prevent a home invasion, the NBC report suggests being polite and directing the bad guys to your cash and valuables. The former detective told Rossen, “You want to treat them like royalty.”” Yeah. Because never, ever in the history of the world has a thug broken into a house and then beat up, raped, and/or killed someone there just for fun. Nope, no need to worry about a crazy idea like that.

  10. Jay says:

    So if, say, someone says that he thinks that gay marriage should be legal, than unless he is a homosexual himself he is guilty of hypocrisy, because he’s saying that this should be legal but he doesn’t do it himself. Or if someone says that he is in favor of legalizing drugs, he must be a coke-head himself. Etc. The idea of saying, “I have no desire to do this, but I don’t think it should be against the law” is an absurd and paradoxical statement.

  11. Tom says:

    What happens if the perp is not a White Anglo Saxon Protestant?

  12. Jeffery says:

    Sean,

    “… if some one here in Texas comments about one carrying a gun being a “gun fondler”, we knock his fucking teeth out, and leave him bleeding in the parking lot.”

    Would you run from the police after committing your assault or would you take responsibility for your violent crime?

    Would you use the butt of your pistol to knock his fucking teeth out? That could get you 20 years in a Texas prison, where you’d have plenty of time to fondle “big guns”.

    And you wonder why people would mock you and Texas?

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