Ya that was a crazy story to hear, and I never realized how close that was to where I live!
Our part of the country is changing and not for the better....
We had several people get arrested over here for burglary after that. Most of them were meth heads.
Then there was the elderly couple that were killed not too far South of us awhile back. I just heard that the woman was sexually assaulted. http://www.ky3.com/home/video/Muder-...-99437924.html
Had a bad guy neighbor walk over, didn't knock or announce his presensce - my Chow dog did, from inside the living room in her crate. I never cease to be amazed by her and I trust her judgement on these things more than she'll ever know!
Gun first, 911 second, yelling is optional. I really prefer not to announce my position, besides I don't feel that a female yelling has as much effect as a man's voice.
I yell like Will Ferrell like he does in The Other Guys. ;-)
I always answer the door armed and I always carry even at home. Too many home invasions in my state recently - some ending in fatalities. Mercer Island is quite safe, thanks to the large Israeli population here. A few months ago, 2 felons were detained by armed citizens at a gas station. I only knew about it since it was mentioned in the city council meeting. Nothing showed up in the news. Of course some council members expressed concern over this.