This is a discussion on Robbed within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ELCruisr
....... BTW I had a little female lab once that was a fine watch dog. She tore the heck out of ...
August 30th, 2006 12:10 AM
...must be an ancestor of my runt female yellow lab, she's a great watchdog, sometimes too good, very protective, great alarm in the night
Originally Posted by ELCruisr
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Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
August 30th, 2006 12:27 AM
This is the sort of instance that can happen that I keep telling myself to stay armed. I also get lazy at home with being armed. I am now staying armed at home 100% of the time. It will be a little easier as soon as Kansas permits are issued Jan 07. Won't have to remove it every time I leave my property. Glad your safe!
August 30th, 2006 04:10 AM
You don't happen to work for the Veteran's Administration, do you?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Glad all worked out safety wise.
August 30th, 2006 04:39 AM
So, do you work for the VA? j/k (EDIT: Dang it, I wrote that before I saw the above... honest. )
Going after the thief depends on you. If you're up to handling the split second decisions that might need to be made, if you're familiar with your state's laws on citizen's arrest, and if you're OK with the fact things may escalate out of all proportion to what was stolen, then go for it.
MOST people are probably better off staying home and calling the cops.
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.
August 30th, 2006 04:44 AM
August 30th, 2006 04:55 AM
My freind has a alarm for his motorcycle, that will send a page to his cell phone. When the alarm sets off.
If something like this exist for motorcycles. Why would it not be in the market, for home security? Im a bit tired to reserch it ATM. But, it might be something well worth investing in.
August 30th, 2006 05:56 AM
It's a optional item on many home alarm systems.
Originally Posted by gregarat
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
August 30th, 2006 06:22 AM
Sorry you lost the computer, but glad you're safe
As Rock and Glock pointed out, your personal data on the computer is a potentially serious loss. My wife and I are both among the many whose data is possibly in the wrong hands after the VA debacle.
I've taken to keeping all that kind of data in a pocket sized USB drive. They're available in capacities up to 8GB these days and prices have really come down. The drive stays in my pocket when it isn't plugged into a computer, and important data is always available no matter what computer I'm at.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
August 30th, 2006 07:44 AM
I just have to wonder if they were armed at all? It amazes me that they chance coming into an open (occupied) home!
EOD - Initial success or total failure
August 30th, 2006 08:38 AM
Glad no one was injured...
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
August 30th, 2006 08:43 AM
Check the pawn shops. In Virginia, pawn operators have to crosscheck all items with the police daily against stolen items.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
August 30th, 2006 09:42 AM
My girlfriend installed a bunch of alarms on the windows so they go off if the window is opened. She also put nails in the sides of the windows so they won't fully open. I am not really worried about the perps coming back but it won't be nearly as easy for them if they do.
Thanks for all of your responses.
It is just so disturbing to know that a stranger was in my house and up to no good.
I have been checking ebay and craigslist to see if my computer turns up. There is a slightly suspicious listing on ebay but I don't think it is mine because of a dent on the keyboard that I had. Sure would love to catch someone with it.
Benjamin Franklin once said, "he that would supplant a little liberty for a little safety deserves neither".
August 30th, 2006 10:18 AM
One more thing to consider: Plant thorny or otherwise uncomfortable bushes under your first-floor windows. Don't make a hiding place for attackers near your entrances, but just under the windows. This makes a smash and grab less likely and will more than likely cause a ruckus if attempted. I know in my neighborhood most plants are on sale for the end of the season. Maybe I'll go take a look myself.
I'll keep my freedom, my liberty, and my guns. You can keep the change.
August 31st, 2006 03:36 AM
Has anyone ever heard of cut-resistant screens?
I'm sure they are out there somewhere.
August 31st, 2006 06:11 AM
Down here we have a wonderful thing called spanish bayonets. Not many are willing to try to get through those things!
Originally Posted by skunkworks
You can buy stainless steel screens. Not very cheap and I think you would need different screen frames but they would be hard to cut with a razor blade or pocket knife.
Originally Posted by stevetim
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
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