In my country owning guns for self defense is illegal and killing a perpetrator with a gun in self defense Carries a sentence of at least 1 year in federal prison. Pepper spray is illegal for self defense for some fucking reason, and using a knife to defend yourself will land you with a prison sentence because of a “mutilation and attempted murder charge”. With all of these how can I defend myself? I have a metal baseball bat but I doubt I can defend myself well against a burglar or hoodlum that is armed with a knife or gun very well. There has been an immense increase of violent acts in areas near my neighborhood.