You're getting just a mite personal, calling folks cowards for wanting to own working dogs that do the job they've been bred to do.
For the record, I don't own a dog and don't mind being called girlie -- since I am a girl -- so I really don't have a dog in this fight. But insulting the manhood of everyone who disagrees with you is Just Not Right.
We've had a bit too much of that on TFL lately, folks who think it's okay to hurl blanket insults at other people or groups of people. It is not okay. Please don't do it.
Let's try to keep this thread on-topic. The question is: what specific things can a homeowner in a bad area do to reduce the risk of property crime or worse?
If you can stay on topic, please post here. If you want to talk about something else, do it elsewhere.
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