My sister is going to be staying in her own apartment, 2nd floor, in Boston in the upcoming semester, what's the best thing I can give her for home defense? My biggest concern is some druggie pushing in her AC unit and climbing in that way. It's a "portable" one, pic related, so what's blocking access is a shitty piece of plastic, I'm honestly tempted to buy a normal one and screw it into the frame. She's still in college and the city is Boston so I doubt she'd be able to (legally) get a gun, and I'm not lending her mine. My gut idea would just be a sledgehammer to cave the dudes head in, but I'm not sure if she can lift and swing it. I want something with reach so he can't just grab her.
A cell phone. Good fucking luck lmao
sounds like the two main ingress points are the windows and door. you're more worried about the window. reinforce that, make sure the doors are using usefully long screws
if possible and not yet done, consider barring the windows
It's a rental so I can't do something that obvious. I will be replacing the screws in the doorjamb and hinges.
The bonus damage of the nails is outweighed by the prosecutor pinning her as a psychotic murder of a melenated future rocket scientist.
Roommate had one, it wasn't as good as a normal window unit but if you're only cooling 1 room, it's fine.
>pinning her as a psychotic murder of a melenated future rocket scientist
At least she's still be alive.
And in jail for 20 years.
Thanks for the U lock tip. What brand of pepper spray would you recommend and where'd you buy it?
I went with defense technologies.
They supply my local PD, I basically called up the company and asked the rep what the strongest civilian legal product they made was, and what part numbers were associated with the line and strength level.
Then I just googled the numbers til I found a dealer that was willing to sell direct to non-leo and job done.
My old PD used the 10% Saber fogger and even the duty size can has a nice throw. During the BLM days I had a Mk9 in my car (and a G19). For a person with no training it saves you from being to close and hosing yourself down.
This is the best weapon for weak retards (women). Honestly you have no idea how weak and dumb women are, they're not gonna stab someone or beat them with a bat lmao. Even trusting them with a gun is foolish. They don't really have the will to hurt or kill someone, let alone the strength. For some reason pepper spray is their best friend because all you have to do is press a button and you get a fee seconds to correct yourself if you miss. They don't really see it as hurting someone so they're not likely to hesitate, and it takes no strength to use. Common cons are bot getting a big enough can for multiple attackers or even getting a good hit on one attacker (those tiny keychain size ones are useless) or getting it on yourself. I don't recommend the foam or foggers because of the risk if it getting on the user. Felons know to throw the foam back at you, and in an entangled fight it's getting on everybody. Spray is best but beware of wind, gel cuts wind better but still carries the risk of transfer. Get around 1.33% major capsaicin content, it fucking works. OC is no goddamn joke if used properly.
Remember to always, ALWAYS kill whichever gay you're shooting at/ bashing.
Can't plead if he's dead
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Mass especially Boston is mecca of gun grabbing communist liberals.
Make her a nail bat.
anon's sister is competitively viable now
Wait a minute, I don't remember seeing that in Forrest Gump
A traditional Aztec obsidian club has the same effect and can easily pass as an piece of art that was used in self defense as needed.
Bonus if your sister is at least partially Latina.
She's fucked anon, I'm sorry
do those air conditioners actually work
OP, run some screws into the window frame so the window can’t be opened further than the insert for the AC. Even the sneakiest moron won’t be able to get through that
Also be sure to check the screws on the strikeplate to any exit doors. A lot of cheapo contractors use 3/4" in screws that can easily by ripped from the frame. If set them using at least 1 1/2" screws and install a deadbolt. Teach her the absolute first thing she should do when entering her house is shut and lock the door behind her.
You can buy brackets or rods to block the sash from opening, or you can just diy it by screwing a block of wood into the track just above the sash.
Yea they could still maybe punch out the plastic cover bit but the sash won't open any further and the window is on the second floor anyway.
Yea they're just less efficient and I believe most of them collect condensation in a pan rather than pumping it outside, so you have to manually empty the pan fairly often.
The upside is that they are very easy to install, particularly in upper floor windows.
Why make it so complicated? Just just cut a 2x4 to the right length and put it on the lower half of the window
yes but no, it fucks with the pressure of the room because it has no outlet so hot air seeps in easily, window units are much better because they equalize the pressure by pumping air out
they're insanely inefficient and you really shouldn't buy one unless the window physically can't fit a hanging window unit
>do those air conditioners actually work
no they don't work you retard
Why would someone push in a second floor window unit when they could just date her? I mean, college girl? With her own place? I dare you to run a UV light over that after one semester.
My sister lives south of Boston.
She has a husband now who's built like a brick shithouse and is licensed to carry, so I'm not worried anymore, but when she moved up there for college I bought her a bunch of cans of pepper spray, the foaming gel kind.
That's legit just about the best you can do unless she's willing to jump through whatever bullshit they require for a firearms license.
Also, my NYC bike messenger friends gave me a tip: get her one of picrelated if she's got a bicycle, and get one of the "quick detach" mounts for it so she can keep it on the handlebars.
They're very popular with the bike delivery people, not because they're better than other locks for your bike, but because you can grasp it by the U portion and swing the flat end down on a crackheads dome like a goddamn warhammer.
You no shit need a license for pepper spray in Mass.
How often do you think about her huge, beefy boyfriend fucking her so hard her pussy bruises? He probably hits her deep anon. Hell he’s probably stretching her asshole
Husband, you dolt.
Lern 2 reed good.
Idgaf, he's a great fucking guy, I just didn't want her to be defenseless and permanently scared by an encounter with some slack jaw dope fiend.
Get yourself a good girl and marry her you moronic zoomer.
She has some time to a firearm license (or technically a license to carry), but you need to act now. I got one about 4-5 years ago from Boston/Brighton PD. She almost certainly won't be allowed to carry outside the house, but can still own one. Additionally you can buy something in her current state of residence and bring it to Mass, I believe there is a 30 day grace period where new residents can possess fireamrs without a license and she won't need to register previously purchased firearms in Mass.
She'll need a certificate from a Mass approved gun safety course then need to schedule an interview with BPD (they are booked up months in advance so do that now). The interview is nothing, they just fingerprint you and take a picture. Then they'll make her do a shooting test at the police training range south of the city (30 rounds of .38 out of a full size S&W; I wanna say at 15 yards; 210 needed to pass) Then in 4 or so weeks her license will show up in the mail. The entire process is a joke, but doable. I am not a lawyer this is not legal advice.
Failing that, Mass has virtually no restrictions on carrying and possession of bladed weapons, but she's also a woman and will probably just hurt herself.
Fuck doing all that. The best thing she can do is not live in an area with morons. If she absolutely must live within the city of Boston than West Roxbury is the only choice. She could also go for an FID card which takes a lot less effort and will allow her to keep a shotgun. I don’t really see a college aged girl in Boston actually going through with all that effort to own a gun.
Anybody have one of these automatic glory hole machines?
Do they really work?
A shamrock tattoo on her face.
A one way ticket outta there.
Beyond that a big dog, pepper spray, and a stun gun.
I second a big dog. Even a medium sized dog is better than nothing. The issue is she's probably not that scared or interested in self defense, or won't be until she's actually attacked, Krom forbid. Whatever weapon OP gets her, she's not going to use it when the time comes. A big dog is more likely to be useful than a knife or pepper spray. Also acts as an alarm and might scare off an intruder.
Other than that, get better screws and locks for her doors, so that an intruder can't kick them in easily. Get stuff to protect the windows too. If you can turn getting inside from a 30 second affair to a 5 minute job, most junkies won't bother. Maybe replace her bedroom door and locks too, so she can lock the bedroom up at night. I had an apartment with cardboard interior doors once, those things wouldn't stop a stiff breeze.
The dual hose ones solve that problem. Still more expensive than a window mounted unit, but some apartments won't let you mount one.
Those ACs are garbage - they never adequately pump the heat out of the room, so they basically HEAT the room or BARELY cool it, while still using as much if not more power than in-window AC units.
I wouldn't bother, Zoomers don't seem to have any interest in self/home defence, if anything she is more concerned about racking up her body count.
proactively rape her yourself so she gets a heightened sense of danger when she moves in. She'll then figure out her own home defense system.
Machete. Unless those are illegal in Boston...
They are in Florida
How high up is the window if its 2nd floor? I would imagine most break ins happen on ground level so she's already in a better position than she could be. Secure her window, get a good lock on her door, and maybe give her some sort of collapsible riot stick for self-defense. I'm not familiar with Boston, is she moving into a bad part of the city or is it better? Or is Boston "escape from New york" tier?
How easily is it reach the 2nd floor from the outside for you to make this thread?
>Massachusetts 250 years ago: people literally shot the British when they showed up to confiscate their powder and cannon
>Massachusetts now: you LITERALLY need a license to own a musket
What the FUCK happened?!
>My biggest concern is some druggie pushing in her AC unit and climbing in that way
>My gut idea would just be a sledgehammer to cave the dudes head in
treat your schizophrenia you fucking retard
Nothing really, pepper spray won't do shit except resulting in a partially blinded now enraged moron in close proximity, co2 pistols will also just serve to anger an attacker, stun guns require you to be so close and if the attacker has better reach (probable) they won't help much. Blunt weapons or knives aren't really ideal for a woman fighting off a man.
Your only options are burglar bars (prevent them from getting in the first place), but your landlord probably won't pay for that, or a gun.
You've never been sprayed if you don't think OC is effective. It'll turn grown ass men into crying bitches. Tasers too, not "stun guns." The contact press ones are a gimmick, actual Tasers that shoot probes work. It's actually torture, get a good hit and you're literally electrocuting someone. Cops do not carry gimmicks, of which there are plenty in the self defense world. OC and Tasers are carried by the vast majority of police departments because they fucking work.
Eh, buddy of mine had his place broken into in college by a knife wielding meth head. The pepper spray meant he couldn't see a way out and decided to go for the kill. His club was too long so he couldn't get a decent shot in and eventually choked the dude out. He lost a piece of his nose and a piece of his ear for his troubles. So I would say you don't know shit and you're a gay for spouting off.
You need to talk about lubrication and tve danger of going dry
Do americans really? Imagine living in such a shithole country that you're afraid of being robbed, especially in your own home.
Yes American cities are actually really fucking dangerous. It's a wonder our women want to stay single forever.
No they're not. There are a handful of places like that and it's in specific neighborhoods. Otherwise anons like OP just go full blown paranoid and think they are being targeted by people 24/7. I don't understand why. I have a few friends like this too
Deeply funny because robbery of occupied structures is actually one of the few crime categories where western European countries see higher rates than the US.
OP, never mention females when you look for genuine advice on an anonymous forum
Guaranteed derailment, just look at these coombrain moron replies, like fucking clockwork
Nothing of value will be lost, I assure you.
Just tell her to have fun (getting gangraped by morons and wiggers at rave parties and cutting her hair, tits, and wrists off)
An illegal gun. Seriously. In a life and death situation, where she has to use it, worst case, she gets a slap on the wrist for an unregistered firearm. More likely case, and if she's smart, she lies and says she got the gun off of the dead thug when he was distracted.
You can own guns in Boston retard.
Post pics of your sister.
Is Boston really that bad?