I'm just glad your ok. That's the bottom line from me.
This is a discussion on i was robbed at gunpoint thurs night within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm just glad your ok. That's the bottom line from me....
I'm just glad your ok. That's the bottom line from me.
"I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"
This should be a wake up call to everyone,that friends or family that fell off the radar and suddenly reappear may of been in Prison,It might be wise to try to get them checked out for any criminal history,and maybe meet in a coffee shop where they can't see what you have in your home if they are casing it.
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Good to hear they've got the 'cousin.' I hope he is able to ID the other 2.
I understand about your difficulty to sleep or feel safe in you home (I'm so sorry!)....can you get a dog? Adopt an older dog that will at least give you some kind of alarm in the night?
Fortune favors the bold.
Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.
The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
As a female, I'm a little more cautious when it comes to opening my door to strangers. I don't care if they see me or not. I don't care if they think I'm rude.
My children are grown. I've drilled it into their head over and over not to open the door. Hopefully, they have paid attention to me.
Glad to hear that the cousin was arrested before someone got hurt or killed.
I'll be praying for you and your family...that you will receive peace of mind.
And thank you for sharing your horrible experience.
We have a tendency to feel safe in our homes. This is a good wake up call.
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
I pretty much agree with what has been said here already. Instincts are key, gotta listen to them. Don't answer the door to strangers unarmed.
I too agree that you were very lucky. They had you in the execution position. By all rights both you and your son should be dead now. Your angels were working overtime on this one.
Something that has not been covered yet. Successful robberies are often followed up with a repeat robbery. You and your wife should discuss how to prepare for and handle this situation. I would also consider putting a lock on the door that is impossible for a young child to open, such as a keyed deadbolt.
Glad you came thru it without serious injury.
OP, please post the news articles that are sure to surface locally if you want, I would love to see how the media makes out and their perspective on this..."16 LEGALLY OWNED guns now in the hands of armed criminals!!" Etc.
"I'd rather have one and not need it, than need one and not have it!"
Wow! You are alive and well. Maybe a good thing you were not armed. Really don't know if OH laws would call the shooting of a distant family member who did not force his way into the house a good shoot or not.
And I am going to be in Cincy Monday and Tuesday. Guarantee you I'll be armed.
Government is out of control
"If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying -- " Sen Orrin G. Hatch
Don't beat yourself up man.
Bottom line you survived.
And your boy survived, unharmed physically. He will very likely not remember the full details of what occurred mentally thanks to his young age.
It's a dog eat dog world we live in.
Trust no one, not even 'family', until they prove them self to be trustworthy...And at that trust comes in varying degrees.
Topmost degree of trust is held in my world by just one person; Me. Everyone else is suspect to varying degrees.
A sad state of affairs but it is our reality.
Thank you for sharing your story. You might also read up about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and possibly even discuss your experience with your family doctor. Your body has been through an incredibly stressful event and you might experience some tremors and really bad night terrors as a result. It will probably take months for your body to work everything out so that you can sleep well at night once again. Knowing about PTSD will help you ride it out. So glad you came out okay.
WOW! That's horrific and terrifying!
First, I'm so glad you and your family are alive and for the most part, physically unharmed. The others are correct...the fact that you came out of it alive, means you did the right thing. How scary to be violated like that in your own home!
I hope the bad guys are caught and you recover your firearms ASAP, and that you guys are able to work through whatever lingering stress and trauma you might be going through. *hugs*
Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
Sig Sauer P239 DAK (9mm)
NRA Member & Pistol Instructor
I know sleep is hard to come by, but other than the obvious of not opening the door, you did what you needed to do to keep you and your son safe. Boy have you opened my eyes!! I usually don't carry in my home...UNTIL reading this...and my kids HAD a problem of answering the door....UNTIL I read this....
I will now carry my firearm in my house, and also have the phone with me when I open the door...
I thank God you and your family are ok...HE was there with you that day. I hope you can find peace soon, and are able to be comfortable in your own home again.
--people ask why I carry, and I show them this picture. I think it says it all.--
NRA Certified Instructor--many disciplines
I will ask my family to pray for you and your family from tonight...thank you for sharing your story. It is an eye opener to all of us on how complacent we are in our own home...
Bill and Izzie: Proud parents of a soldier.
I thought of you all day today when I was at the zoo.
Did they get the stuff they stole from you? Were they too retarded to ask you what your combination to the safe was? Let's hope so!
Phew, be back in a minute.
Going to give my kids and Mrs. an extra kiss.
Glad everything turn out a OK. Nothing wrong with talking to somebody about what you where thru. Hard situtation all the way around.
Get help,get some sleep even if you need some meds for awhile. No shame there.