I think we can do a favor for our friends who are scared that their home, or castle because a man's home is his castle, is under attack. I am not talking about the jackbooted thugs in their stylish black helicopters. I want to focus on the barbaric hoards of criminals out their. Home/castle security is easy, so can we brainstorm to help those who need our help? These are serious suggestions with a little of smart ass included for humor.
Security systems are an easy and inexpensive way to protect your home. ADT or any of the others are reasonable in cost, often having free or low cost installations. The monthly fee isn't much and will help reduce your home/renters insurance premium. By the time you wake up, go to your gun safe, unlock it, load your unloaded weapon like the safety guys say it should be, and find the intruder, the police have probably already arrived and apprehended the bad guy(s).
If you cannot afford ADT or one of their competitors? Just get a bunch of their stickers and put them on the doors and windows. Unless you haven't been shredding your old bills like you should be, and the bad guys are searching your trash, they will never know and will probably leave for a better target.
Get some outside flood lights. Criminals do not like to be seen. That is why most home invasions happen at night. Leave them on all night or get motion detectors. The cost of these lights has gone way down with the introduction of LED lights (at least the cost of operating them). But even the cost of purchase is worth it, right.
Get a dog. I have a 40 pound dog. His bark sounds like one 2 to 3 times bigger. I swear, people say they are scared shitless when they hear him on the other side of the door. Cannot have a dog because of your landlord or allergies or whatever, get a recording of one, set up motion detectors around your doors and windows. Unless they are casing your huose or apartment, they will never know.
Roses. They aren't just for prettiness anymore. Just make sure that they are the ones with the big thorns. The other kind will not work unless the bad guy has allergies. Place the roses in front of windows. Thieves are bad, but most aren't so stupid as to crawl through a bunch of thorns, and they probably left their pruning shears at home. If you don't like roses, try something else with thorns like blackberries. Place them under windows and up a trellis. Put them around your fence line. You get the benefit of the blackberry pie, and security. don't blame me if you put on some extra pounds.
A little thought and ingenuity and you can protect yourself, your family, and your property without a gun. Please feel free to put forth other non-lethal methods of home safety, just please also make them useful.
If you don't even consider these suggestions and dismiss them out of hand, then you have something else going on. I will not attempt to guess what or attempt to question your character or your motives. What I will say is that your argument is lacking in self-awareness, or it is disingenuous.