Originally Posted by iwolfe
What other weapons would you all suggest for home defense when a firearm is not a workable solution due to safety( I live in a mobile home/RV park) because of the nature of thin walls and close proximity of neighbors?
With those limitations:
Bean bag or rubber shot loads for your shotgun.
There are frangible loads for other types of firearms. My dad had Glaser Safety Slugs in a nightstand gun at one point. They are not without their compromises. You'll want to do some research.
Tasers or similar might be worth a look. The real deal Taser ain't cheap and may not be legal.
Bear Spray or some form of pepper spray similar is a decent option.
IMHO, you want devices that will have a range that keeps a perp out of the magic 21 foot danger zone
. I tend to be of the opinion that unless one is very good at hand to hand combat, you should leave the knives and sticks to the experts.