I will still answer my door
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We've had several discussions on answering the door... or not... Answering the door armed.... or not....
We don't yet know the full story behind this and may never know... But, if you ever have someone at your door, you might think back on this and re-think your actions before turning the knob.
69 YO man shot after answering the door.
It could be worse!
At the minimum I will still look through the peep hole and ask “who is it?”
My front door has 4 window panes at the top that I can clearly see who's there. If I know the person I'll answer the door. Anybody else will be told to leave. I don't want to buy cookies, popcorn, vinyl siding or whatever the boy scout or salesperson has on the other side.
If they need help, its probably a ruse because who doesn't have a cell phone? And if its car problems, there is a gas station/full-service repair station 2 blocks up from my house. If some stranger really has some problem other than car stuff, they won't be having me "solve" their problem. It's not my problem and I'm not getting involved to have it become my problem.
Cowardly? Paranoid? Prudent?
I don't care. I'll still be safe and I'm not out there to solve others problems, and they sure as heck aren't bringing it into my home.
I'll answer the door 'cause I can see through the windows at the top.......the trick is getting my young kids to NOT answer the door.
I open my door a crack and have my hand on a .357 in my waistband so if they're gonna try to shoot me they better work on that quick draw I sure work on mine!
Door video intercom. I've got to get one, I keep preaching about them but haven't got one for us yet.
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
"Knock knock" (actor on outside of door aka: landshark)
"Who's there" (from inside the door)
"Pizza delivery" (landshark then answers)
Then the actor on other side of door would open the door and get eaten (or in this case shot) by the landshark.
I carry while at home. Even so, if you're not family or a person I know, your knock will go ignored . . . but I will be paying attention to you.
"It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end"____Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519
Don't answer unless I'm expecting you..................sorry.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
If I am not expecting you we may talk through the door. I can see out my front window who is there and my foyer lights are very bright when I turn them on. The front and back of my house are well lighted in the night hours with motion detection floodlights. There will be weapons near by and my friend pictured below will be there making his presence known.
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".