13 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You

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    13 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You

    Decent article, most of it's common sense. Won't be any new info for most here, but definitely worth passing along to some friends and family for me. Enjoy

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    Number 13: I sleep with my TV on and it's easily seen from the street. I always felt this was a decent and easy way keep badguys away.

    I don't have an alarm, but I have two huge dogs. I'm not going to sit here and say that they will keep burglars away for sure, but hopefully the bark will be enough to change their minds and switch to an easier target.

    All I can say is, if somebody breaks in, I hope to god I'm home. I live with my parents and I'm irritated with my dad for not keeping his G19 loaded. He keeps it packed away inside his range bag with the loaded mag sitting beside it. I can reach four loaded weapons while laying in bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKM View Post

    All I can say is, if somebody breaks in, I hope to god I'm home. I live with my parents and I'm irritated with my dad for not keeping his G19 loaded. He keeps it packed away inside his range bag with the loaded mag sitting beside it. I can reach four loaded weapons while laying in bed.
    I hope your home too, because otherwise it sounds like there's 5 guns, ripe for the picking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzB View Post
    I hope your home too, because otherwise it sounds like there's 5 guns, ripe for the picking.

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    That may not always be true. I can reach 3 guns from my bed, but I carry two of them and lock the other one up in the safe when I leave the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKM View Post
    Number 13: I sleep with my TV on and it's easily seen from the street. I always felt this was a decent and easy way keep badguys away.

    I don't have an alarm, but I have two huge dogs. I'm not going to sit here and say that they will keep burglars away for sure, but hopefully the bark will be enough to change their minds and switch to an easier target.

    All I can say is, if somebody breaks in, I hope to god I'm home. I live with my parents and I'm irritated with my dad for not keeping his G19 loaded. He keeps it packed away inside his range bag with the loaded mag sitting beside it. I can reach four loaded weapons while laying in bed.
    I only have two guns in reach while in bed. I have to stand up to get the shotgun off the rack next to my bed. As you do, I also put the guns I don't carry in the safe when I leave the house.

    The safe isn't bolted to the floor but I'm not too worried anyone will carry it off since it weighs 1,300 pounds.

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    I do worry about who might try to break in when we're gone. Our neighborhood has been free of break-in's so far. Maybe it's too many nosey neighbors...some are always around.
    My guns are in two heavy safes...if I'm home, your're not leaving vertically.OMOYMV...good luck!
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    Tis true that burglars don't take the night off for bad weather - in fact, I think they like it. People are faaaaar less likely to be sittin on the porch havin a beer or smokin a cig if it's cool, damp and drizzly, therefore less people are gonna be around to see him sneaking around to the neighbor's back window.

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    When we are home, all doors are locked and the alarm is set for stay! Landscape lighting, motion lights 360 around house, safety film on windows. solid doors and locks plus a state of the art alarm system with cell back-up and video. Plus good neighbors.

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    I dont get newspapers thrown on my porch,it doesnt snow much here,i dont have flowers or alot of windows,i dont let strange people in my house.I dont have an alarm either,but i guarantee you wont know about my cameras if you break in when im gone.If i am home,i have irrefutable proof that i was justified in sending you to lie down in the back of the big black caddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKM View Post
    Number 13: I sleep with my TV on and it's easily seen from the street. I always felt this was a decent and easy way keep badguys away.

    I don't have an alarm, but I have two huge dogs. I'm not going to sit here and say that they will keep burglars away for sure, but hopefully the bark will be enough to change their minds and switch to an easier target.

    All I can say is, if somebody breaks in, I hope to god I'm home. I live with my parents and I'm irritated with my dad for not keeping his G19 loaded. He keeps it packed away inside his range bag with the loaded mag sitting beside it. I can reach four loaded weapons while laying in bed.
    I have that EXACT SAME PROBLEM. He won't even chamber his carry gun. I have advised him many, many times to carry it loaded and not to carry if he's not gonna carry loaded.
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