For those on the fence about carrying at home...

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    For those on the fence about carrying at home...

    About an hour and a half ago, the view in my BACK YARD.

    Confident we live in a "safe" neighborhood...?


    This guy's not sleeping!


    There was about a 2 hour standoff, 2 taken into custody.

    Literally watching the report on the local evening news as I type.

    best,

    Dave

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    Wow, glad you're ok!

    Anytime, Anywhere!

    What was the problem there?

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    The person on the ground, BG or PD?
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Glad everything worked out, I just had an incident myself about a week ago where two thugs were walking down the street talking about "robbing someone" my hand was on my gun as soon as I heard them, and I was standing in the defensive posture ready to draw if needed... my story can be found here.

    Luckily it all worked out.

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    this happened around my former home about one and a half years ago while my wife was home alone. our neighbor had taken a baseball bat to his mustang and the repo man that was taking it away. i always carried at home prior to that. now if my wife is home alone, she always keeps one with her.

    glad you guys stayed safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    The person on the ground, BG or PD?
    I'm guessing (based on the blue outfit and what looks like a bunch of crap hanging off his belt, the proper prone, and the rifle, that this is a LEO.

    That and I don't think the OP would be trying to take pictures of the armed BG.

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    Just as we were sitting down to dinner, we heard a siren, wife opened the doorwall to take a peek outside and was told to "Stay in the House!" by the LEO that was prone on the ground at the corner of our deck. He later repositioned to the Rose of Sharon, in the picture.

    Family spent the time in the basement, I stayed upstairs, prepared to take cover.

    Though I couldn't see the "action" eventually it was clear someone was coming out of the front of the house (to the left of the 2 LEO in the picture). 2 were taken into custody.

    According to the news, *alleged* BG showed up at the relatives who live behind us. Law enforcement was hanging around our neighborhood most of the afternoon (according to my wife, in retrospect) and during the standoff included US Marshal Service, Sheriff and City PD, and others, I think.

    best,

    Dave
    Last edited by dsoine; August 13th, 2008 at 07:29 AM.

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    Still waiting on the after action report...

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    Thatís odd; your apple tree has no leaves.

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    good point on carrying at home Ė I wonít disarm right when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan5 View Post
    Thatís odd; your apple tree has no leaves.
    Insects crushed our apple tree this year, along with the neighbor's 3 crab apple trees. Totally defoliated. We're going to get them next year, tho, if the tree makes it. :(

    best,

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    You should have passed out some milk, cookies, and ammo, and said that you'll provide cover from your roof ;).
    Gun control can be blamed in part for allowing 9/11 to happen.
    "Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum" (Latin)- "If you want peace, prepare for war".

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    Good point, well illustrated.....

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    I think that *most of the people in suburban neighborhoods have a overinflated sense of safety. Criminals don't restrict themselves to the city.
    EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD MEN FAIL TO ACT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan5 View Post
    good point on carrying at home Ė I wonít disarm right when I get home.
    I learned that lesson one day. I left my 1911 in the console of the car while I went home for lunch one day. Without getting into a long story, I'll never again presume you don't need to be armed at home in the middle of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryPower View Post
    You should have passed out some milk, cookies, and ammo, and said that you'll provide cover from your roof ;).
    :)

    I spent most of the time trying not to move too much... :)

    Even though I did my best to minimize my exposure, I figured I still could be in the peripheral vision of one of the LEOs covering the house.

    best,

    Dave

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