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Yes we talked again about the nice decoy and the crew just out of sight, and how it's better to not have to shoot them out of the house. I got the sense that I was wasting my time. She did however call me earlier today and tell me she ignored two guys who pulled up with a lawn mower in their trailer and knocked on the door. If you saw my lawn you'd know why. Just as I was feeling like I'd gotten through to her, she tells me she ignored them because she didn't feel like turning them down since they were looking for work. Grrrrr.
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I just recently bought a gun but even before that I had two signs on my front porch. One sign says "Property Protected by German Shepherd Dogs Inc". The second sign is just below the first sign and it says "Forget the dog...Beware of Owner!" and the reader is looking into the barrel of a handgun. Couple the signs with my dogs actually in the window frothing at the mouth and nobody is coming through my front door.
The question is, would she have been able to defend herself against a "push-in" home invasion? At 0530 was she fully awake and prepared to repel a group of attackers who wanted to shove their way in as soon as the door was opened?
Just because she had a pistol in her hand doesn't mean she couldn't be overpowered by two or more aggressors who were wide awake, wound tighter than an 8 day clock full of adrenaline, and ready to rock-n-roll as soon as a half asleep, and groggy home owner cracked open the door.
I'm glad it turned out okay, but people have to realize, just because you have a gun, doesn't mean jack if you are not prepared for a forced entry by armed felons. Or, even if they weren't armed.
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Ah, the old "I need gas money" while talking on my cell phone trick. I wonder why they like to be on the phone? I actually did give a guy a few bucks once for that, even though it was a common ploy. He had a little girl about 6 years old with him. I hope she got some dinner out of it.
In my youth I more than once took a 5gal gas can across a field to help a lost traveler reach the nearest gas station, but never in the middle of the night or after dark even.
I would be grieved if my wife opened the door at 5am for anything, period. She will let unknown persons knock until they give up during daylight hours rather than risk a push-in. With two little kids on her heels, she frequently can't make the front door at all in the first place though, hehe.
But you really do need to speak with your wife about opening doors, no kidding!
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My Ex... used to keep the door "open".... and sure enough, 1 day 3 men came walking in. One of them pinned her up against the wall as he was groping her and telling her what they were going to do to her......
I had 4 dogs. Her dog rounded the corner and clamped down on the guy's testicles..... and didn't let go. The other 3 dogs rounded the corner and his 2 buddies ran out the front door with all 3 of them in hot pursuit. The other guy ran out too..... with the dog still attached until he got to the door. Believe me, that was no small feat.
The police asked for a description later... and I told them to look for a guy showing up at the hospital with dog bite marks on his testicles.
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I never open the door unless hubby is home and even then he takes care of it if we answer it at all often times we do not.
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