This is a discussion on Halloween, only time we open the door to masked people? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have to agree with Footslogger. It is a good time to meet neighbors who might just be there for you when the SHTF....
I have to agree with Footslogger. It is a good time to meet neighbors who might just be there for you when the SHTF.
The parents still turn the lights out and go to bed early that night. It's ridiculous how big this relatively minor holiday has gotten with adults.
"Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" – George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.
What's also laughable is that it went from being a holiday where you were supposed to dress up as a ghoul of some sort, to where you can be a "naughty nurse," or a clown or a carton of milk or any other stupid costume. The original nature of it is totally lost; not that it was any good in the first place, but it's a total sham now.
Oh come on...it's a fun time for kids to dress up and get some candy from the neighbors.
I live in a great friendly borough but, sadly the kids these days are too lazy to walk up my 12 steps so they miss out on good candy.
I give out BIG Snickers bars not those scrawny little typical, tiny Halloween minuscule freebies.
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As a kid in the 1960's we couldn't hardly wait for Halloween. It was great fun running from house to house with our buddies, and trading candy with each other the next day. It sure is different today though. Where we live (too rural) we don't get any trick or treaters. When our kids were small we took them house to house in town, but we escorted them to houses that we knew, also took them to their school where they had a Halloween type carnival that night. They had great fun.
Last night we happened to go out to eat with friends, and a local shopping mall hosted some sort of Halloween event and it was really cute to see the little kids dressed in costumes. I think the funniest was a little girl dressed as Big Bird. Then the PA started playing "Thriller" and a group performed the routine....they did great (I kept thinking about the filippino inmates though )
Regarding the "pagan" thing, by all means suit yourself, but we don't take that seriously at all. We look at the enjoyment from the kids viewpoint and can't see how they'd be affected from the obscure roots of something they don't understand at that age anyway. Like it or not, agree with it or not, Halloween is essentially a big block party.
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Yeah Halloween way back in the 60's was fun...everyone on the block participated...as our kids were growing up, it changed. Fewer and fewer people would have on the porch light inviting the kids to come up and trick or treat. We then started taking the kids to the Mall for the indoor "Malloween" thing. Controled climate, long lines and cheap candy..it was okay but not the quality fun we use to have growing up. Some clever "original" costumes and some cheap store bought costumes. Ahh, the good old days.
I don't personally dress up and go out to celebrate halloween, never have. But I have no problem with other people doing so, and I'll be happy to humor them by passing out candy. I was armed and I pulled my motorcycle into the garage, but I didn't pull up the drawbridges and fortify for the evening.
What I've found is that you can usually tell who's on your doorstep by the noise of little kids laughing and talking, and decide accordingly whether to answer. We got one group of junior-high girls, but everyone else was under 4ft tall, and came by before 8:30.
Realistically, anyone planning mischief is going to wait till late when the streets aren't swarming with kids and parents. I will say I had a pistol on my hip, and my AR was unlocked sitting with a full mag and an open bolt, but I have no problem opening the door to a bunch of little kids who expect candy, even if they are masked.
"A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?
As a younger fellow than some/alot of the posters here (21 yo) it seems like halloween is another excuse for the girls to dress like complete sluts/skanks to be "sexy",and to go out and get drunk //do stupid crap.
I grew up(til I was 12) in a rural neighborhood,so as I was older I got to trick or treat grandmas neighborhood,and I remeber it was such a crazy/different experience for me actually being the house that kids come to (my parents.) .
This year seemed rather depressing halloween,I remeber just two or three years ago, where EVERYWHERE I want,people were in custome. Young,old,male,female. Not all the girls were total skanks either. I was a cowboy, took off the headrest of my ol' nissan to ride around with the hat on,and pants two sized too small,...lol. Several businesses I ended up driving by/going to on halloween had rather large signs saying no customes.
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Just heard on the local news here in AR that the SWAT team was called out for a guy dressed in camo and carring a gun walking into the main offices of SAMs Club..turned out to be an employee dressed for halloween...of course it was a concerned citizen who made the call
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Though we live in a safe neighborhood, anytime we open the door we are prepared to repel invaders; even on Halloween. Unless it is Halloween, don't open your door, talk through it; it may seem rude but its much smarter.
When I worked in the city, we could pretty much count on a murder or armed robbery or two, since the criminals knew the masks and loud noises would go unnoticed.
I was kind of shocked to find out that in my new neighborhood most people don't open their doors. They set a table out in the driveway and sit out and drink wine and play music! The grown ups sit around partying and the kids wander the 'hood and collect their loot!
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