It started an argument..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    I am also curious, some posters talk of "brandishing" If you are in your own yard/property how could this be brandishing?
    Well, I almost got arrested for "brandishing" years ago for exiting my house with a gun to stop an assult that was taking place in my own front yard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by monky View Post
    Did I over react?
    OMG! and you have guns. Dude you are a complete whack job, please PLEASE get some therapy. PM me for an address to send your guns to before someone gets hurt.

    J/K seems to me you did OK. Hopefully in school your G/F will get learn to see and accept the world for what it is not what she / we would like it to be. Long before she has to learn from experience
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    You did good!
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    brandishing doesn't apply on your property. It would be like a cop giving you a DUI for mowing your lawn with a beer. Disturbing the peace or some BS charge like that they might stick you with tho.

    I've never heard of a cop that lets people go for illegally brandishing firearms......

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    Going outside looking for someone might put you on bad footing legally if there is a shooting depending on your state's law.
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    Several years ago my Aunt is the living room my Uncle is sound asleep in his boxes on the couch. His blue jeans with the hole in the knee are on the floor. (We all have that favorite pair.)My aunt hears the front screen door open and then the knob turning/jiggling and can see thru the glass panel above the door the top of somebody’s head. So she wakes my Uncle by telling him somebody is breaking into the house by the front door. My uncle jumps up and into his pants while placing his whole leg thru the hole in the knee. Gabs the Glock from the T.V stand and runs to the door and sure enough somebody is turning/jiggling the knob. My uncle pulls the front door open and sticks his Glock into the persons ribs, yells DON'T F***ing MOVE!! It turns out to be a pizza delivery guy resting the pizza box on the door knob while trying to read the address for delivery. The delivery was for the tenant who lives in the basement. The pizza guy and my Uncle both were scared s***less. My Aunt and Uncle could not get a pizza delivered to the house for months after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    Several years ago my Aunt is the living room my Uncle is sound asleep in his boxes on the couch. His blue jeans with the hole in the knee are on the floor. (We all have that favorite pair.)My aunt hears the front screen door open and then the knob turning/jiggling and can see thru the glass panel above the door the top of somebody’s head. So she wakes my Uncle by telling him somebody is breaking into the house by the front door. My uncle jumps up and into his pants while placing his whole leg thru the hole in the knee. Gabs the Glock from the T.V stand and runs to the door and sure enough somebody is turning/jiggling the knob. My uncle pulls the front door open and sticks his Glock into the persons ribs, yells DON'T F***ing MOVE!! It turns out to be a pizza delivery guy resting the pizza box on the door knob while trying to read the address for delivery. The delivery was for the tenant who lives in the basement. The pizza guy and my Uncle both were scared s***less. My Aunt and Uncle could not get a pizza delivered to the house for months after that.
    That is so wrong bet it was a crappy piuzza after that. Hope the poor guy got a good tip out of the deal.
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    when my friends or GF says I am "paranoid". I respond with, "I'd rather be paranoid and ready than gullible and dead."

    I must say though, a pistol would be fine. The AR.....too much for me.

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    Show her this:

    Robbinsdale home invasion: 2 'persons of interest' identified

    This started with a knock on the door New Years Eve. The homeowner, his wife, and two friends came home late, entered his home and did not lock the door behind them. They simply answered a knock by opening the door. End result was the homeowner is killed.

    By the way I would not have ventured out of the house.
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    This has probably already been asked and addressed as I have no time to read all 4 pages of replies (just read page 1), but why in the world would you exit your home to investigate further?!

    If you suspect trouble and heard "voices" as in plural then by they having you outnumbered they are already at a tactical advantage even as you might have superior firepower. It being dark/night adds to their favor and subtracts from your own.

    Stay inside, don't leave, and there is no law requiring one to answer a knocked door.
    If things really get suspicious/odd then dial 911 and retreat to a safe room...as opposed to poking around in the night to get clobbered in the head by a hammer wielding fiend leaving your home and GF defenseless and ripe for plundering. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    If things really get suspicious/odd then dial 911 and retreat to a safe room...as opposed to poking around in the night to get clobbered in the head by a hammer wielding fiend leaving your home and GF defenseless and ripe for plundering. :(

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    That may work for many but I live in the sticks on a little piece of land with out buildings my dogs alert on something it is time to go see what's up more likely a bear, coons, or cougar than BG. Can't have any of that running amok on my piece of the earth. Hate to go out in the morning to find dead goats turkeys, quail, pheasants, chuckers or my truck, boat Airstream, motorcycle or tools gone. That said after I check the security cameras my Akitas get cut loose to lead the way and a handgun is not all I'm packing. If I called 911 that there is a noise outside they'd hang up on me or laugh me out of town anytime I showed up in town. We all live in different areas, circumstances
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    when my friends or GF says I am "paranoid". I respond with, "I'd rather be paranoid and ready than gullible and dead."
    I always say "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean their NOT out to get you".

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    I would not have left the house. The BG's can have my crap outside, I do not want them near my wife. I would have stayed in the house with her. They might have entered the house from the front when you exited the back. She would have been up the creek without a paddle. Or , this is something that happened to my CHL instructors students. His garage was getting broke into, he saw them from the house.... his wife and child were in the house... he cornered the 2 guys breaking in the garage, but did not see their "lookout" come up from behind. The BG pumped 4 -357 magnums into his back. His wife and child watched it happen. Nothing in that garage was worth dying over. That is what I have insurance is for. He should have called 911 and stayed with what matters..family......real hard to do, but the smart choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bps3040 View Post
    I would not have left the house. The BG's can have my crap outside, I do not want them near my wife. I would have stayed in the house with her. They might have entered the house from the front when you exited the back. She would have been up the creek without a paddle. Or , this is something that happened to my CHL instructors students. His garage was getting broke into, he saw them from the house.... his wife and child were in the house... he cornered the 2 guys breaking in the garage, but did not see their "lookout" come up from behind. The BG pumped 4 -357 magnums into his back. His wife and child watched it happen. Nothing in that garage was worth dying over. That is what I have insurance is for. He should have called 911 and stayed with what matters..family......real hard to do, but the smart choice.
    Somethings missing here. Why did the home owner not check his perimeter before going out? Why was his back unprotected / exposed? Why did the lookout not warn his crime partners the home owner was onto them? Why did the wife not shoot or warn her husband? Why was she also out where she could see this?

    My wife has her own tools and job if I have to leave the house which I do for the reasons I previously stated. As I am leaving with all doors locked she is taking up her position, which generally means she is just staying put on red alert weapon ready, until I get back in. We have plans for different contingencies
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