Tonights Incident FNP9

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    Tonights Incident FNP9

    Hey fellow gunners this is my first post and I need some feedback. The story line goes like this, I was sitting in my living room with my brother and sister ages 11&13 when there was a loud crack noise followed by glass smashing in the far end of the house where the garage is. First reaction was my brother and sister ran upstairs to my parents master bedroom and locked the door behind them ready to dial 911 if needed. I instinctively ran to my lock box and grabbed my FNP9 seeing that the previous week my dad's truck was broken into. Parents were out at this time of the night and i was babysitting, turned out the left the garage door open and somehow one of the wooden storage shelves collapsed that was holding my mothers flower pots. Explained this to some of my friends and parents, everyone seemed to tell me i had no business automatically turning to my firearm. I was told i should have looked first before jumping to a conclusion about an intruder. I would rather be prepared than become victim.

    So what do y'all think? Did i jump the gun too quick or was I correct in being prepared for the worst?

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    I would have grabbed the gun and called 911,best offense is a good defense,let the Cops find out what crashed,
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    Nothing wrong with taking a look while holding a gun.
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    Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee. It is better to be prepared for the worst possibility than to stumble into a situation that requires you to say later; If only... ~ Purposeful Preparation Prevents Pitifully Poor Performance
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    So, your folks would prefer that you come face to face with an armed perp while you are unarmed than to obtain the tools you may need in the circumstances? I think you need to help them think this through. I do agree, however, that you should have taken up an armed defensive position and called the cops as this would have provided better protection for the kiddos. Also, clearing a house by yourself is fraught with danger.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    You did fine. Arm yourself and call 911. Better to have it in your hand if needed, than to need it and it be locked safely away in a lock box.
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    Welcome, I took the liberty of moving you post to a section of the forum where you'll get better answers to your question.
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    yes, he did right but.......... he lives in RI, people and LE are a lot liberal about guns, most don't seem to understand why you would need one. I know, I lived the first 32 yrs of my life there.

    Owned a good sized auto repair shop, gas station and 24hr towing business, had large sum's of cash on hand daily, went to the AG's and applied for a CHL and was denied(not good enough cause), appealed, denied, lawyered up and was issued one within a week, restricted- work purposes only......huh? I was always working, 24-7 sadly.

    Sold it all, moved to NC and have carried a gun legally for the last 9 years without having to justify it once.
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    You're on a gun forum asking whether you should have got your gun?

    I think you did fine.

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    I agree with ksholder, take up an armed defensive position to protect you and the kids. Remember Gibbs (as in NCIS) rule.. Take care of the women and children first. However, if you must look then be armed and ready. Welcome from NC
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    Arming yourself as you did will no doubt be supported 100% on this forum as well it should be. Welcome aboard.
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    I only see one problem with this situation...that you even had to go get the gun out of your lock box! Carry that sucker whenever you can, even at home! Welcome to the forum, and yes you did fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisHall22 View Post
    Hey fellow gunners this is my first post and I need some feedback. The story line goes like this, I was sitting in my living room with my brother and sister ages 11&13 when there was a loud crack noise followed by glass smashing in the far end of the house where the garage is. First reaction was my brother and sister ran upstairs to my parents master bedroom and locked the door behind them ready to dial 911 if needed. I instinctively ran to my lock box and grabbed my FNP9 seeing that the previous week my dad's truck was broken into. Parents were out at this time of the night and i was babysitting, turned out the left the garage door open and somehow one of the wooden storage shelves collapsed that was holding my mothers flower pots. Explained this to some of my friends and parents, everyone seemed to tell me i had no business automatically turning to my firearm. I was told i should have looked first before jumping to a conclusion about an intruder. I would rather be prepared than become victim.

    So what do y'all think? Did i jump the gun too quick or was I correct in being prepared for the worst?
    The only thing I would have done differently would be to have refrained from the discussion with the Monday morning quarterbacks.
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    Chris,
    Your reaction was fine. Had it been a home invasion your relatives reluctance to go to a firearm could result in loss of life or worse. Do not discuss firearms defense with sheep, imho it is a lost cause in most cases. Read up on the subject and arm yourself with knowledge. Take some courses, learn the law in your state. In these times families need to prepare to face off with predators anytime, anywhere they go. A firearm is only one tool in your defense. Your mindset is the weapon. Just becoming a hard target will repel some who are sizing up their prey.Stay safe...

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