Trick or treat

Trick or treat

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    Trick or treat

    Boy am I gettin' old and cynical!

    Was thinking of kids going the rounds ''trick-or-treating'' soon and know what - all I could think of was how good that might be as a ''ploy'' for bad guys to make it easily to your front door! Give them an edge anyways, if they were intent on charging in.

    I am always carrying but no one else in the family is - despite best efforts to get wife to be more conscientious. It is rarely me who is there to go to the door. Shucks, am I suspicious.

    Maybe I am paranoid after all!

    Possibly tho a night's sleep will calm me down
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    Actually Chris

    It actually did happen in PGH but, some years ago.
    Older "kids" using Trick or Treat to gain entry into a home.
    Maybe more than one home...I don't remember.
    And I guess if wearing masks they are pretty hard to identify after the fact.
    Door to Door Trick or Treat is fast becoming a memory in my borough.
    I still give out candy but, out on the front porch.

    Parents no longer wanting to have their kids eating stuff coming out of unknown/strange houses is also a factor.

    My area is mostly just immediate neighbors taking their kids to a select few known households in a one or two block area.

    Years ago...I would take my little nieces Trick or Treating but, I would just throw all the collected stuff out & replace it with bags of candy that I bought myself.
    Call me paranoid...but, some folks are truly sick in the head & hate kids.

    All the local police patrol cars & the firetrucks are out during the Trick or Treat time & the borough has the time limit on it set to 2 hours.

    It's just not the same these days.

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    If Betty dressed as Trinity from the Matrix opens the door, the black plastic gun on her hip is not a prop.

    I remember when I was a kid, mom took a break and let me pass out the candy. So I was left alone to open the door to strangers. One man, a non-costumed teenager, shoved the trick-or-treaters out of the way and forced half his body inside. I recoiled, but he grabbed half the contents of my treat basket, enough to scare lil' ol' me. He was just after the candy, but mom was upset at herself for putting me in that position.

    I'm not doing Halloween this year; I've got a costume party to go anyway. (Trinity's gun will be unloaded in case someone wants to play some retention games, but she'll have something discreetly tucked away, just in case.)
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    We have had a trick or treater since i lived here so i dont even bother i just sit and watch tv with no lights on

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    P95, Just curious,how many threads have you started in the past year ? ----------

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    just keep your favorite pistol in the bottom of the treat bowl , that's what I do. J/K. And Betty would probably make a better Lara Croft, HK's and all.

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    There is no door to door trick or treat in my neighborhood. So no worries there. I haven't lived in a neighborhood for 8 years that had door to door trick or treaters.

    Maybe dress up as a cowboy and ala Betty the guns aren't props?

    -Scott-

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    P95, Just curious,how many threads have you started in the past year ? ----------
    RSSZ - way too many . I dare not count - sorry if it's excessive!

    I do tho like to keep a forum alive and try and stimulate some discussion, with the occasional chuckle thrown in too when it works!
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    Chris, Thanks for the warning. I hate to say this but I never thought of the BGs using Begger's Night for evil. My GF lives in an area where a Mickey Mart was held up and the clerk shot. This happened no more than 100 yards from her home. Perhaps, I might "Volunteer" to help.

    She thinks that because she has 4 dogs the BGs will leave her alone.

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    You're missing the obvious: It's Haloween! Dress like a policeman(perfectly legal, in your home)......and don't carry Airsoft in your holster.

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    This trick or treat thing is getting old! What parent is going to let their child chew on all that sugar and junk??? The teens come around later and grab what they can and its simply money down the tube in my opinion. I don't want to do candy but the OIC indicates its a good thing for the kids. Bah humbug!!!
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    We've managed to take what was one of the best kid nights of all time and ruin it in my opinion. I loved Halloween as a kid, and loved taking my kids around when they were old enough. I'm glad they got to experience it before it was ruined.

    As for being attacked while handing out candy, I carry even in the home so I think I am prepared if trouble were to start. Remember, paranoia is bad, caution is good.
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    P95, Nothing negative implied. Just wondering if your taking any special meds that inhance the "what if" part of the brain.--------

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    Just wondering if your taking any special meds
    Haha - no, the ''what if'' center is probably a genetic quirk or similar .

    The questioning -- possibly over-fertile mind
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    Look up the Halloween murders in Indiana. It is a real horror story.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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