Home invasion using a shotgun in a small town where I live.

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    Home invasion using a shotgun in a small town where I live.

    There was a home invasion in the small town in central Florida where I live a few weeks ago. The young couple (30's) had a small child, no SD weapon had their home broken into at about 2:30 a.m. and ordered to lay face down on the floor while one BG held them there at shotgun point and the other BG robbed the house. It was a small quiet little neighborhood where it happened too. Thank the Lord that they BG's never hurt the family.
    Just another example of why having a ccw and training with a firearm could have helped this situation.

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    Bummer. Too bad there wasn't a little 12 gauge surprise waiting for them.
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    Not even a CCW, just a gun owner with the forethought to have a defensive weapon handy in case something like this happens would have probably remedied the situation. Glad they weren't hurt but these dirtbags are just asking for a dirt nap. And I think they'll get it if they keep up their career in Florida. Sooner or later, they're gonna run into ret and his gators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DooSPX View Post
    There was a home invasion in the small town in central Florida where I live a few weeks ago. The young couple (30's) had a small child, no SD weapon had their home broken into at about 2:30 a.m. and ordered to lay face down on the floor while one BG held them there at shotgun point and the other BG robbed the house. It was a small quiet little neighborhood where it happened too. Thank the Lord that they BG's never hurt the family.
    Just another example of why having a ccw and training with a firearm could have helped this situation.
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    As long as the BG's feel it is safe to do so, they will keep doing what they do. My prediction is that as the right to self defense gains more and more followers, these stupid acts will decline, just as they have since the CCW movement came into being.

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    One word SHOTGUN....Heck I'd even take a 20 gauge shotgun the power equals 2 shots from a .44mag.
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    Scary :( I hadn't heard about this one. 2 BG's in the middle of the night I worry if I'd even have time to get to my gun. I really count on the dog to buy me time if something ever happens here...
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    I have to agree with Lish on this one. A HD shottie or some other set up is fine until some BG gets the drop on you. No mention of a dog. You see my avatar. Not Mastivs but they are very alert, very loud, and very protective. They will try their best to tear a BG a new one and raise a ruckus heard into the next county while doing so. Certainly enough time/distraction for me to get to a gun and flashlight and go to work from there.

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    Agree, thank god the BGs only wanted 'stuff' and the Family is OK (physically but maybe not mentally now).

    As I may have said before, defense in layers and lethal force at the end of the last layer's penetration.

    I really have a feeling that this Forum and other such Forums will be come UBER-popular in the next year as the economy crashes and petty and violent crime spikes.

    To all you LEO out there - do not forget that for every BG you meet, there are a bunch of us citizens (especially former Military) that will take the chance to have your backs. I do not mean as vigilantes, but as reasonable people who have basic rights and support your mission, as long as you are respectful of those rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinFool View Post
    As long as the BG's feel it is safe to do so, they will keep doing what they do. My prediction is that as the right to self defense gains more and more followers, these stupid acts will decline, just as they have since the CCW movement came into being.
    I predict the criminal element will begin shooting first instead of holding people hostage while they take what they want. Some will be deterred but the criminal element will always be with us and sadly there is only one solution in my opinion.
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    I would feel naked not having a gun in the house. Also, its a good idea to have some alert system, Alarm, Dog, ect... Plus I keep bedroom door locked for an extra second or two because im a sound sleeper. Criminals DO fear armed homeowners!

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    We have alarms on the doors and windows. That's just a start. If they take the time to disable alarms, we have internals on battery. No dogs, but a very loud parrot! I think we're ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lchamp View Post
    We have alarms on the doors and windows. That's just a start. If they take the time to disable alarms, we have internals on battery. No dogs, but a very loud parrot! I think we're ready.
    Please tell me you've trained the parrot to say "stop or I'll shoot!" ;)
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    I am not sure if they had a dog or not. I doubt there was an alarm, or they did not have it on. I wish people would realize that as our current state gets worse, BG's are going to exploit and become more violent. Unfortunately, I would bet that the couple will now be more afraid of guns then before.

    I have a .380, .40 and old 70's .38 snub, now I am looking for a dedicated HD defensive weapon myself. A mossberg 500 or Rem 870 5+1/6+1 shotgun

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