This is a discussion on This isnt even funny anymore, time for a career change. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am suprised as a Criminal Lawyer you dont always keep a loaded gun on your person, I know I would......
I am suprised as a Criminal Lawyer you dont always keep a loaded gun on your person, I know I would...
Keep this job. Keep defending the innocent if you truly believe you are helping. Every job has potential life threatening risks.
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What was on the page the paper was open to? Was it even the current day's paper? Sounds like somebody was trying to send you a message.
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My only question is why was your gun not loaded and ready to go? That could be a very costly mistake, especially if awakened in the middle of the night. I personally opt for a 12 ga shotty for a home defense gun. While it might be a little messy, it not easy to miss with one (unless your dove hunting).
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If you decide to go this route, I would highly recommend looking at Panasonic IP cameras. They run about $1k (about the same as Axis, Mobotix or the other major brands) and have hands down, the best, image quality I have seen. You could place a few strategically (e.g. one covering the back and one the front) in a vandal proof case and then have them record into a DVR.First, as a lawyer you know the value of evidence. Get a GOOD video surveillance system set up. Use 2MB cameras, to create good images should the need arise. Talk to the PD about this and let them tell you what they want for evidence quality.
Actually, a good outdoor dog that barks at anything that steps inside the perimeter would be a good addition. You'd be forewarned and the BG would know he's been spotted by your forward observer.
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A - Stay armed (loaded) 24/7
B - Invest in a Surveillance system as suggested
C - Install an alarm (early warning) system with the loudest horn you can get
............... and if you get a shotgun keep a round chambered, only idiots think the sound of racking the slide is going to scare someone away.
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I'd stay alert, install a couple of outdoor floods with motion sensors if I didn't already have them, think about getting a dog if it fit with my lifestyle, but I wouldn't go overboard based on one unexplained incident that might have nothing to do with the case that I'm working on.
I would however keep the pistol loaded and close at hand. If nothing else, the incident should have taught that lesson.
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