Why carry at home?
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February 14th, 2011 04:30 PM
This link is running elsewhere on DC. I reference it here because while making other errors that resulted in the perps gaining entrance to his house, the decedent was trying to get to the gun case/safe when he was fatally shot.
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February 14th, 2011 04:30 PM
February 14th, 2011 11:14 PM
The handgun she was trying to use had three separate "safeties".
"Safe for whom?"
February 15th, 2011 06:42 AM
The children, thieves, unauthorized persons...the general grass eater theory to keep those evil guns from randomly shooting people.
Originally Posted by Phillep Harding
Hit my limit for speculation, the sky is falling, and gun owners fighting amongst themselves.
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February 15th, 2011 04:05 PM
It's how I found my personal carry solution.
I'm new to defensive carry of a firearm for personal protection.
Learning how to carry my pistol comfortably; where to place it on my body; how to 'adequately' conceal it and not act/be overly self-conscious of it took me some time. I practiced different solutions while carrying at home.
I am now very comfortable with my carry habits and one of those habits is to carry at home. I find being that prepared permits me to relax even more when at home. I can let go of the "What if's?" and the "Where is it now's?"
It's no big deal; like others here . . . it's just something else I wear.
"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end"____Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519
February 15th, 2011 05:50 PM
No matter where I am at in my home my dogs, alarm, or 3 locks on EVERY door and window will give me enough time to 'repel boarders.'
February 17th, 2011 10:53 PM
February 17th, 2011 11:38 PM
Yep. That's why I carry at home. The bad guys don't phone and let you know when they are going to be kicking your door down and invading your home. So I just want to be ready all the time.
Originally Posted by tomtsr
February 18th, 2011 02:49 PM
I carry at home (P238 in my right front sweats pocket as I type this) most all the time. If there were ever really a condition white then I am there most of the time at home. We live in a great place.
Originally Posted by kelcarry
BUT anything can and does happen anywhere...
My home is where my family is, and that is what I need to protect most. I am sitting in my basement office right now, I cannot see outside on the 3 sides that matter most to me. My wife is home upstairs. If I hear something that seems off I will not be walking upstairs unarmed to go get armed...
I have several ways that I can carry a firearm very comfortably so I do even when doing chores around the house.
I have no fear, and I am not paranoid. I am prepared.
February 18th, 2011 03:05 PM
Why wouldn't you? That's the place where everything you've earned and love generally stays....what more to protect?
Speak softly, and carry a big stick.
February 18th, 2011 04:53 PM
When I can, I do, no exceptions. I'm a young man of reasonably good fitness and I have a good carry rig. Why wouldn't I? There isn't any cost or inconvenience for doing so. Paranoid, I doubt it. I've seen the ugly of people up close and personal on more than one occasion, in full technicolor. It happens a lot more quickly when your caught by surprise and behind the reactionary curve than it does when reading about it from the paper while enjoying morning coffee. Suffice it to say that during an attack, there may not be time to retrieve a weapon from a place other than from on the hip. That's the linchpin of my outlook on the issue.
Being prepared for the inevitable bumps in the road is a complete lifestyle. Gun ownership is but one minuscule manifestation of that commitment.
It's pretty amusing that some people will call out the philosophies of others as trite platitudes without seeing the dogma in the message they themselves preach.
2nd Amendment: because personal violence never
makes an appointment.
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February 18th, 2011 05:46 PM
February 22nd, 2011 01:49 AM
It seems to me that I would rather have an extra few pounds on my belt than be without my gun when I need it most. My holster is not uncomfortable, so I see no reason to take it off.
February 22nd, 2011 05:11 AM
A violent felon can enter the home seeking violence upon you or your family members; a burglar can deem the dinner hour the perfect time to burgle the jewelry out of the master bedroom; a child kidnapper can enter through the backyard and take little Johnnie for a ride; a felon can be pursued by police into your own neighborhood and the felon can decide to use your property as an escape route. There's no telling what can occur while one is at home. If all things were tracked in statistics, your friend would likely be very surprised by how frequently such things occur. Life isn't just the safe little bubble that some presume.
Originally Posted by tomtsr
Here on DC, we've had members experience many of the above situations. And that's just amongst us here, a very small group indeed.
A defensive firearm doesn't do much good if it's not on you. It's one of the many things she should evaluate, appreciate and understand well before she actually acquires a firearm, IMO. Else it might well do her no good at all.
She is a friend of my wife and we were in my home so I showed her my piece. Her eyes enlarged when she discovered that I had my gun on me.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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February 22nd, 2011 10:14 AM
So, you are claiming statistics back up your OPINION without citing statistics to back up said OPINION.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
Perhaps the posters at DC aren't representative of our society in general. There seems to be an overabundance of LEOs, ex-LEOs, military, and security wonks, although I don't have the actual statistics to back that up.
Here's my anecdotal story: I have over 3000 names in my personal Rolodex. I am in my mid-fifties and I have lived in eight different states for more than a year, and other states less than that. I have visited all but four of the US states, and have been on every continent except Africa. I have relatives all around the US and overseas as well. I just returned from a week in China where I walked and took public transportation everywhere. I was in Europe back in September, and traveled this way all through Italy. My wife and I go to NYC at least once a year for a week-long holiday, usually around Christmas.
I have NEVER had anyone in my acquaintance or a relative who has told me of a home invasion or even a mugging. My home was burgled in Maryland while my wife and family were out. Obviously, in this case, the crooks looked for us to be gone.
Your laundry list of what "could" happen is simple conjecture.
Here's my version for you: Anything "can" happen. Anything. To anyone. At any time. So let's see about using a discussion point a little less vague, shall we?
February 22nd, 2011 11:07 AM
Seeing how I started carrying due to death threats against my wife and her mother, I carry at home or always have it close by. Luckily our "attack Corgi (LOL)" lets us know when someone comes into the yard (or a leaf falls, sun comes out, wind blows, etc). I've had friends and family members experience home robberies (thankfully none of them were home at the time) in rural NC. I've also had friends get mugged, raped, attacked, stalked, etc.
In either case, who cares about the statistics? The topic is "Why Carry at Home?." We have our reasons, all of which are good enough for us.
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