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    Having a motion sensor light and not having it turned on is like carrying some .45 cartridges around with you but no gun to fire them with. Both useless. If need be, replace the sensor lights with some newer ones which have the ability to not turn on for small animals. Or just do like we do and leave our porch light on all night. It is darkness which the criminal feeds on (most of the time) so the more light, the less likely your house will be chosen. If you don't leave any lights on, it garners them a place to not be seen while trying to break in, steal outside stuff, etc.
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    when is it not appropriate? not kidding

    the fact is if its after a certain time.. by my standards.... i always am armed but not openly.. my bathrobes have deep pockets for a reason or my doggies are drooling by my side waiting to aggressively lick and snuggle any BG into submission..

    (not meant to sound smart ass as i value some of your input. And i do know sometimes there are some smart ass posts and ******* matches..LOL)

    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    first off you need to get the lighting fixed and get a porch light 5-10 seconds is a lot of time in a stressful situation. I would get a motion sensor light to save money so you never have to answer the door with a gun when it is inappropriate

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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Having a motion sensor light and not having it turned on is like carrying some .45 cartridges around with you but no gun to fire them with. Both useless. If need be, replace the sensor lights with some newer ones which have the ability to not turn on for small animals. Or just do like we do and leave our porch light on all night. It is darkness which the criminal feeds on (most of the time) so the more light, the less likely your house will be chosen. If you don't leave any lights on, it garners them a place to not be seen while trying to break in, steal outside stuff, etc.
    +1 Well said

    I have a motion sensor light in front, love it. We spend thousands on guns and ammo here, but for a $50-100 you can get a light that will prevent more crime than all those guns will. OP just needs to turn it on :)
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    Hey Jerry - How do you know when there's a drummer at your door?

    The knocking gets louder and he doesn't know when to come in.

    What do you do if there is a bass player at your door?
    Pay for the pizza. Eventually they get the point and leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    +1 Well said

    I have a motion sensor light in front, love it. We spend thousands on guns and ammo here, but for a $50-100 you can get a light that will prevent more crime than all those guns will. OP just needs to turn it on :)
    Very good response, and a great idea as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l1a1 View Post
    Hey Jerry - How do you know when there's a drummer at your door?

    The knocking gets louder and he doesn't know when to come in.

    What do you do if there is a bass player at your door?
    Pay for the pizza. Eventually they get the point and leave.
    HEY!

    I play the drums & the bass guitar! I am the guy who keeps the rest of the pack in tempo. I also pack a Ruger LCP .380 when I am at my gigs. Since you just cannot trust anyone out there these days, especially the garage apartment across the alley from my garage that is notorious for housing drug dealers and I have to look at the place coming and going.

    I think the OP did fine, it could have been much worse.
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    I like my security screen. Can't see in, and I can aim dead at your skull without you knowing.

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