You wake to the sound of breaking glass. It's 3 AM and the family has been tucked away for some time. You hear an intruder that is obviously not as familiar with your house as you are. Your wife calls 911 and gives them a complete description of you and what you are wearing, but their arrival will take time. You get a flashlight and your personal protection handgun out from safekeeping, ensure the gun is loaded, and double check to ensure your family are all present in their rooms.
As the intruder passes through your house and approaches your location at the top of the stairs, the living room light comes on. You confront the intruder, painting him with your LaserMax Laser. He instantly knows that he has been targeted and submits, waiting for the authorities to arrive. Thankfully, you did not have to shoot, but you had the confidence to know you could have if necessary.
You will react to a stressful encounter in your home or business just as a trained professional law enforcement officer does on the street. That stress will cause you to respond physiologically, due to the release of adrenaline by your sympathetic nervous system (SNS). This automatic response will cause you to: