This by-the-bed thing brings up a kinda funny development.
About a year ago I taught a friend to shoot. She had been through a very bad marriage with a crooked cop - who had beat and threatened her with his service pistol. All the men in her life had refused to allow her to learn to shoot. Told her she was tto dumb, etc.
I taught her. She became a very good shooter! She and I took the CCW class (her pushing). She bought her first gun - a 357 Colt Trooper. She used to put that under her pillow at night. Said it made her sleep so much better!
German Law says that I can only use a gun for self defense if the other person has a gun. Well it is hard to get a gun here, so I have these beauties if the BG does not have a firearm. Full functioning and authentic ninja and katana swords. I am highly trained in Iaido, and just as deadly with my swords as I am with my firearms. The top ninja sword is my go to weapon. I also have pepper spray that forms a cloud in the sprayed area, so I also use chemical warfare. There, something new.