And get a gun permit… Then get a gun and learn to use it. “Purchase a handgun, learn to use it, and carry it loaded with hollow points every day.” “Because any police left can’t or won’t help you. And your neighborhood is a dangerous nest of thugs.”
Then as the thieves run away you can be grateful you didn’t have to use the gun to protect yourself.. OTOH, if it’s necessary to protect yourself, your family or your friends from violent criminals, … well violence is often met with violence which might be a few flying hollow-point bullets to save yourself , those you love and some friends from injury or death. .