Another "why carry at home?"

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    Another "why carry at home?"

    This unfortunately happened in the ever so gun friendly state of IL but I have seen other stories like this in other gun friendly states. Now maybe in IL you can have one in your pocket on your property...I really don't know. At any rate I have seen polls here before on if you carry at home. I have a friend here in Missouri this happened to and before Mr repo got the truck completely on the trailer....he was staring at a very angry man with a 45 in his hands. Repo man was one house off on the repo job. Repo man got arrested for trespassing, destroying property among a few others. Seems to me if I was a repo man I'd triple check a job before going on someone else's property. I have one (either 38 or 380 ) in my pocket all the time. I had gym shorts on once and went to bed with 38 in pocket and when I rolled over to wife's side...well she thought I was glad to see her - I made that last line up to make a point. ALWAYS CARRY if you can legally.

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    Well, I donít carry at home, but there is always a pistol or shotgun close by, and I never go to the door unless there is a pistol in my hand.

    Just as that homeowner did, I would try to explain to the wrecker driver he was at the wrong house, If he continued Iíd call the LEOís.

    As to pepper spraying me down, while Iím standing in my front door. Well, letís just say Iím glad Florida has a Castle doctrine.

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    I can certainly understand how this happens because a few years ago, in the middle of the night, I heard someone in my yard and when I went outside (man was that a bad thing) I saw my car hooked up and out in the street behind a repo wrecker. I tried to explain to them they had the wrong person but they would not listen. Of course by the time I called the police (that didn't do any good because the repo people had informed them they were taking it already) my car was gone. Of course after a trip to the emergency room from a panic attack and a few hours away from home, I came home to find my car back in my drive. They had realized they had made a mistake and brought mine back to me before they got to where ever they take repos. No apologies or anything they just had left a message on my door they had been at the wrong address. If I had had my gun that night, believe me, I was so mad and upset I would have shot them and prob. be in jail right now because they were in the street by the time I figured out what was going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma4 View Post
    I can certainly understand how this happens because a few years ago, in the middle of the night, I heard someone in my yard and when I went outside (man was that a bad thing) I saw my car hooked up and out in the street behind a repo wrecker. I tried to explain to them they had the wrong person but they would not listen. Of course by the time I called the police (that didn't do any good because the repo people had informed them they were taking it already) my car was gone. Of course after a trip to the emergency room from a panic attack and a few hours away from home, I came home to find my car back in my drive. They had realized they had made a mistake and brought mine back to me before they got to where ever they take repos. No apologies or anything they just had left a message on my door they had been at the wrong address. If I had had my gun that night, believe me, I was so mad and upset I would have shot them and prob. be in jail right now because they were in the street by the time I figured out what was going on.
    You should have filed a suit in small claims court to recover the cost of the ER visit. They were in the wrong and responsible for the trip. So they were liable for the expenses.

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    Wink 10 or 16 ounces of prepared

    I carry at home, something simple like a LCP or Jframe in the pocket. If someone bust in I'm ready.

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    Like someone else on this forum said, "100% of home invasions occur at home." That being said, I carry at home because you may not have enough time to go and get your weapon if needed. What if I'm taking out the trash and a situation develops where I need it? I'd have to run back in the house to retrieve it and that may not be possible. IMO it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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    Until my license arrives, home is the only place I can carry on my person.

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    I carry at home....all the time.

    And I live in a good neighborhood.

    You never know.
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    Anything can and will happen.

    This is a story about my cousin about 3 years ago. Let me first start out he has a beautiful home in Tulsa Oklahoma, Gated community with 3/4-million dollar homes. He has a beautiful wife and 3 children (2 boys 6 and 10 and a girl 9).

    One night in the middle of the night he went downstairs because he needed a glass of water he was supper groggy not really awake. He hears his backdoor open. really doesn't think that much of it. But before he new it he hears some one walking around his house, wooden floors. He walked into the front room to find a man kinda poking around. He asks him what he's doing there and the guy states he is in the wrong house.

    No lights are on its completely dark maybe a kitchen light from when he was in the kitchen. My cousin is a pretty good sized man he grabs the guy by the arm and says yes you are in the wrong house and escorts him to the door by the arm and basically tosses him out.

    He goes back and sits down and thinks ya know something isn't right here. "Ya think" He's a very successful engineer for an oil company. I am sure he just couldn't believe what was happening and you know how we get when we are asleep. So he calls the cops. They call him back and they had picked up the guy walking down the road. Take him back to the house for an ID and my cousin says yep that's the guy. Well the police officer says well MR' XXXX meet So and So he's been arrested for home burglery twice. This is his 3rd time and 3 strikes your out all that business.

    Moral of the story....You never know what's gonna happen. these guys sometimes are very bold, strung out, whatever. Anything can and does happen.

    My cousin and the burgler were very fortunate that night that it went down like it did. He has a house full of guns, and I'm pretty sure he knows what to do with them.

    This stuff can get creepy real fast in any environment. I stay on my toes. It's just a dang good idea.
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    I carry at home, my dad carries at home, when I visit or my dad does we both carry. The funny part is when friends drop by, Im open carry at my house. Thus its really funny the looks I get from new friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redflight09 View Post
    This is a story about my cousin about 3 years ago. Let me first start out he has a beautiful home in Tulsa Oklahoma, Gated community with 3/4-million dollar homes. He has a beautiful wife and 3 children (2 boys 6 and 10 and a girl 9).

    One night in the middle of the night he went downstairs because he needed a glass of water he was supper groggy not really awake. He hears his backdoor open. really doesn't think that much of it. But before he new it he hears some one walking around his house, wooden floors. He walked into the front room to find a man kinda poking around. He asks him what he's doing there and the guy states he is in the wrong house.

    No lights are on its completely dark maybe a kitchen light from when he was in the kitchen. My cousin is a pretty good sized man he grabs the guy by the arm and says yes you are in the wrong house and escorts him to the door by the arm and basically tosses him out.

    He goes back and sits down and thinks ya know something isn't right here. "Ya think" He's a very successful engineer for an oil company. I am sure he just couldn't believe what was happening and you know how we get when we are asleep. So he calls the cops. They call him back and they had picked up the guy walking down the road. Take him back to the house for an ID and my cousin says yep that's the guy. Well the police officer says well MR' XXXX meet So and So he's been arrested for home burglery twice. This is his 3rd time and 3 strikes your out all that business.

    Moral of the story....You never know what's gonna happen. these guys sometimes are very bold, strung out, whatever. Anything can and does happen.

    My cousin and the burgler were very fortunate that night that it went down like it did. He has a house full of guns, and I'm pretty sure he knows what to do with them.

    This stuff can get creepy real fast in any environment. I stay on my toes. It's just a dang good idea.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Seems to me that, for a guy with a house full of guns, your cousin didn't even understand the basics of SD or HD.

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    Always carry at home, think home invasion. As times get worse people (BG) get more desperate.
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    Correct on that

    Yeah as a follow-up. I do not think he has any interest in self defense at all. He is just not really like us. I was just using the incident as an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccroom View Post
    Always carry at home, think home invasion. As times get worse people (BG) get more desperate.
    I've started carrying at all times when outside cutting grass, working in garden, etc. Once inside I usually put my gun up. Never thought about a home invasion. My guns are kept in the back of my house. If someone stormed the house I would have to run and retrieve it. I may have to rethink my strategy again and carry at all times, even when inside relaxing in front of the TV. Sux that things are coming to this.
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    I put it on every morning, just like I make sure I have my cell phone and wallet. After that, the only thing I have to think about is places that I am legally prohibited from carrying.
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