By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On September 8 2014 NBC's Today show aired a segment on how to survive a home invasion.
That advice included cooperating with the invaders — “treat them like royalty” — and telling them the location of everything they want in the house.
Spoiler: The advice did not include acquiring a gun for the defense of one's life, the lives of one's family, and one's property.
During the segment, correspondent Jeff Rossen spoke with former NYPD detective and hostage negotiator William Zeins. Together, the two discussed scenarios and what a homeowner should do if an invader targets his or her home.
Zeins said you should “absolutely” tell the invaders where “the money” and “the jewelry” are if they corner or capture you. He said you should “treat them like royalty… [Don't] lie to them.”
He said you might avoid capture by keeping a can of “wasp spray” by your bed with which to spray the invaders in the face. But he did not explain how “wasp spray” beats an intruder armed with a shotgun or 9 mm handgun.
Zeins did say you might distract or frighten away the invader with horns and flashing lights by pressing the panic button on your car alarm.
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