glad this went well for you. i carry indoors too
This is a discussion on Can we cut your grass? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have talked about my in-laws before on here. They deal with the same exact thing in Milwaukee. In the winter it's can we shovel ...
I have talked about my in-laws before on here. They deal with the same exact thing in Milwaukee. In the winter it's can we shovel your snow, in the summer its the grass and you guessed it fall is the leaves. They are just casing homes to see if people are home or not. They have been broken into so many times that they have all their valuables at my house. My FIL keeps a loaded shotgun close to every door now when he is home. He has had his life threaten more than once in his lovely neighborhood. To those who will say "tell him to move" been there done that. If you can convince a 65 yr old stubborn Irishman to move out of his neighborhood of over 30 years I say good luck to you. You would have thought that the fact that none of his grand kids are allowed down there would be a motivating factor... not so much. Its an unfortunate situation when you become a prisoner in your own home for fear of going in your yard.
glad this went well for you. i carry indoors too
We have had a new twist on the old scam.
Person comes to the door and says you "won" a free carpet cleaning and he/she wants to come in to start. All they are carrying is a can of febreeze. I haven't fallen for it, but the scam is they find out as much as they can about your household and what you own and the layout....then return when the home owners are gone and steal all they can.
They come around about twice a year to try this. Not here anymore, but to other homes.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
I am really glad I read this thread. A no solicitation sign is the first thing im getting this weekend. Fliers left in doors really does signal "nobody is here come rob me".
I am curious, can businesses get in trouble for leaving fliers at places with mentioned signs?
Also how about next time dont answer the door and pretend your gone. Let them begin to break in and call the police.
I grew up in a Navy town and as a kid I made a fortune mowing lawns for all the Navy wives when the fleet was out. $5 bucks front and back. I walked all over town pushing my dad's mower.
Times sure have changed.
I could go back to the '50s in a heartbeat. I didn't have all this electronic gumbo then and got by perfectly without it. The world is so cynical now. It's just not fun anymore.
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Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Yesterday, I had two -well, let's just call 'em "gentlemen"- in their late 20s - early 30s knocking at my front door. I refused to open it and they insisted on addressing me even though I refused to open the door. Had I not, just the day before, shoveled the 10" of snow from the driveway and front porch and walk, I might have mistaken their request to shovel my driveway, front porch, and sidewalk an honest attempt to earn a little money. I thanked them for their concern -through the still locked door, of course- and they let loose with some rather bad language. I am glad that they didn't attempt to force their way in as has been done in some instances around here, because I was adequately prepared to address that problem should it arise.
While they got that out of their systems, I quietly contacted the PD, and had a marked unit sent out to help these guys find something better to do as I watched them walk down my driveway making obscene gestures at the front of my house. Gotta call later from an ex-partner that they had both been picked up on the next street east of mine doing the same thing and had a couple of outstanding warrants. I hope that they enjoy their weekend downtown.
My favorite "gun" book-
QUANTITATIVE AMMUNITION SELECTION
I said, "he sure as hell ain't in the house. So you can come away from that window." The guy at the window turned and saw my pistol. He bleated, "Oh ****." He took off running and his friend followed close behind. I called the cops and they sent an officer. When he got out of the car he got a call about two guys trapped in a storage building behind a house. A neighbor's three dogs had cornered them while they were trying to get an air compressor and generator.
It turned out they were the same guys I stopped from pulling a home invasion on my neighbor a few years ago. None of us recognized each other.
The moral, carry anytime you can on your property. Congrats on the permit and the decent reaction.
Remember the teacher telling you to “Bring enough for everybody”? That applies to gunfights, too. ~ Sarge @ Sarge's Roll Call
Thanks for alerting us about some of these scams and tactics "tolduonce". To all those who contributed to the original post thank you all too. This is how we all help each other here.
I shoot with a pistol and a Canon. We must all hang together amigos, or we will all hang separately. NRA life member.
Greetings From Richmond/Rosenberg, TX
“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
A number of years ago when my in-laws were living, my MIL actually had someone walk in. My FIL had left to go the drug store. He did not lock the back door. My MIL heard the door open and thought he must have forgotten something. This young kid walked in and toward her around the dining table. My MIL was so shocked she could not say anything. The kid asked if the needed anything done around the house. Me hen she finally came to her senses she told him no and to get out and that he should not walk in people's houses. He said ok and walked out. After that they started locking the door.
I can only imagine what could have happened. And even worse with her health, the shock could have caused a heart attack.
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