Went Condition Orange tonight..
So I heard a doorbell ring, immediately followed by a few knocks. Assumed one of my other 2 roomates had locked themselves out. It's around 5:30pm in SC, so it's not dark yet, but quickly approaching it.
Well, it wasn't the roomates but a rather sketchy looking caucasian fella around my own age. I had my XD .45 concealed on my hip. I have a hard time "being an ass" to someone, so I at least heard what he had to say.. After telling him "no thanks" (he was selling windows/water heater blankets...which perked my interest that much more) I promptly locked the door back the way it was, and made sure the sliding glass back door was solid.
All that was running through my mind was "please dont make me shoot you"
I didn't pay much attention to what he was selling, moreso what he was doing. I could see his hands, I had a clear view on both sides of me with a wall to my back and 2 dogs in the house who hate strangers.
He was on foot. That struck me odd. But he also went across the street to the next house over. I thought seriously about calling the cops on this one.
Needless to say, I'm running on a higher alert status than I normally would.This guy wasn't that far out there, but I still took all my guns (2 handguns and I don't own a safe, yet) with me when I went out for dinner.
What's your take on this? I'm capable of defending myself in the home, and you cant see jack in here through the windows. If he was casing homes, the house across the street is home to a Vietnam vet, whom I imagine is more armed than I am.
I just dont like feeling insecure. Thoughts...Ideas?
I know not answering the door to begin with wouldve been prudent, but I was expecting someone.