On a recent episode of Business Innovators Radio with Philipp Lomboy, Fabio Spinella, an instructor and Home Defense Consultant, discussed setting the right expectations for home defense.
According to Spinella, people think very little about home defense, and when they do there are lots of misconceptions and myths that go along with it.
Spinella, said “Most people, I think, would say that they don’t think about [home defense] until they have a family and have a growth of responsibility.”
As crime statistics have soared in many parts of the country, self defense and home defense has become an important topic. In June 2021 the Los Angeles County Sheriff reported a 95.2% increase in homicides and 12.9% increase in aggravated assaults as compared to the same time period in 2020.
In addition, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that for violent crimes, nationwide police response under 5 minutes is 28.3% while 63.5% of response is between 6 minutes to 1 hour.
During the interview Spinella shared how you should talk to your family, particularly your kids, about your home defense plan, explaining, “Every family is different, every house is different. Everybody has a responsibility and those responsibilities change as age changes, as proficiency changes.” As his own children are very young, Spinella explained that he keeps it very simple, telling them, “If Mommy comes to your room you’re just gonna follow her. You’re gonna go to this place, and you’re gonna stay as quiet as you possibly can.”
Fabio Spinella is a USCCA certified instructor, home defense consultant, and owner of My Own Defender, based in Southern California.
The interview concluded with Spinella warning people not to focus on the wrong things, “What are you actually going to use for self defense? Take that to an instructor that understands self defense, and work on self defense skills. Because those are different than [other] skills.”
To listen to the full interview on Business Innovators Radio, visit https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/fabio-spinella-setting-the-right-expectations-for-home-defense
To learn more about Fabio Spinella, please visit https://myowndefender.com
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