Forgive me if this is a bad question. I just didn't know where to put it. A weapons / tactics forum seem like the closest thing to self-defense. I just want to know something. I know that most people at Sherdog are of the opinion that "running away" is the best option as well as "be good, avoid bad areas," your usual advice. But still, surely, there's a lot more to it than that? Why isn't there a forum for self-defense (in general) or even women's self-defense to cover say, the legal issues? Or the sticky issues of home self defense (camera system reviews, etc)? I've been looking to buy one for the car and house. Not much good information, a quick google search shows that most of it informercial. There are lots of topics that aren't strictly just the streets where it's just one guy who is trying to rob or rape you. It's often more complicated than that and I have a million questions I want to ask regarding that. Date rape, a guy who has been surveying your house, a group of people who setup a con situation (common in NYC) to attack you out of the cop / camera's sight, race-based attacks, etc. Sticky and complicated situations! A forum + FAQ stickied would be really nice to have.