Anyone familiar with me knows i'm against gun registratuion, but try to be a law abiding citizen. I was recently a victim of a home invasion. The police didn't even want to come out for a report. When they did finally arrive one was wearing a bullet proof vest, cuz i'm a registered gun owner! I'm not a criminal, nor am I about to shoot a cop, I'm the victim! I sure was treated like the perp. instead, and the first thing I had to do was keep my hands in view while they they found my locked and secured rifle. They out right told me they didn't believe me, and accused me of spending my money gambling, or on dugs, threating to charge me with mischief. Would i really spend my own rent and food money AS WELL as steal personal sentimental objects from my late father? When they finally believed me and actually took the knife used when i was assaulted as well as the bottle i was hit over the head with, I asked if there is anything i can use in self defense. The answer is no, anything kept as a weapon or for defense will result in a charge against me! I thought in America you can defend your life and property, so perhaps I should move. I can also think of 303 British charges the next criminal will bring my way because this won't happen to me again! Unless I can somehow raise about $ 400.00 by the end of the month, I don't know where I will live. Having a disability is one thing now having to go hungry and facing virtual homeless as well as living in fear is too much to take. There is no where to turn for the money including social service etc. so I hope that it was worth it to the thief, as desperate men do desperate things, and if I find him you may just be reading abt. me in the papers. At least in jail you get three hots and a cot so I won't be hungry any more. Any ideas of what I can use to defend myself, and where I can turn to for help to replace the rent and phone bill money that was robbed, would be greatly apppreciated, as I need all the help I can get and ain't to proud to take it from anywhere it comes.