The first mass-market paperback that takes a positive look at the use of guns by citizens for self defense! The book goes far beyond guns, with down to earth advice on the most effective streetfighting techniques; the most effective legal makeshift weapons; Kubotans, Persuaders, MoGems, and police flashlights, defensive techniques in your car; the truth about locks, alarms, safes, and how to really deter burglars; how to apply the principles of "countervailing violence" in self defense and survive the legal and emotional aftermath; the straight stuff about protective dogs; how to use Mace most effectively; and a wealth of other vital information never before published outside police circles. Nearly a quater of a million streetwise words on preventing crimes and coping with them if they happen. This book shatters the myths and cuts to the deadly reality of surviving crime in a violent world. 417 pgs., softcover.