Unsafe at home: a plague of unsolved home invasion robberies

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    Unsafe at home: a plague of unsolved home invasion robberies

    Per the threads about carrying at home -- remember that 100% of home invasions happen at home.

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/2...S/7251005/1002

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    Over the past two years, the police and Sheriff's Office have investigated 80 incidents.... a majority of these types of cases remain unsolved.

    "Be aware that the majority of them either directly or indirectly involved drugs in some capacity," Senn said in an e-mail to.... Investigators say, however, that drugs are not suspected in the most recent high-profile incidents. Some home invasions are the result of perpetrators suspecting there are valuable items or cash inside a home.
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    Keep doors and windows locked when at home. In the time it takes to kick in a door, or window, is plenty of time to grab your 'welcome wagon.'

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    Now we're talking about my stomping grounds. The elderly lady who was beaten was within walking distance from our sub...granted, that that area is not one would normally want to walk through at night.
    Many of my neighbors are cops, both Gainesville PD and Alachua County deputies. The Gainesville cop a few houses down is a friend and he has shared such events with me. This is why I am armed 24/7 while in or around the house. Fortunately, we have had no such incidents in our sub, but there i alway a first time.
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    Home invasions are a very likely scenario in America
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    Thumbs up Another State -- this time with some good advice

    http://www.mobiletribune.com/profile...otect-yourself

    Teaser:

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    1) Consider getting a large inside dog that will bond with you and your family but is distrustful of all other people.
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    2)....
    Having a gun in your home and easily reachable is a great defense to home invasion.
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    3) ....a small camera that can be installed outside the home.
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    4) No matter how safe you think your neighborhood, keep the doors locked.
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    5) If you are home invaded tell everyone you know - even strangers in line at the store. Many home invasions are not reported in the media, especially if no one is injured or dies.
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    6) When in your yard or getting in or out of your car do not allow suspicious looking people to approach you.
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    7) .... Don't let your guard down conducting business
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    [and the summary PP]

    A strong case can be made that armed predatory crime is quickly changing landscapes. Criminals are updating their M.O. They could be coming to a neighborhood near you. Know that, and be prepared in case they do.
    Not likely to see that in a paper around here. re: local papers.
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    It seems logical that more frequent crimes and maybe more brazen crimes result when the gov't. handouts slow down. People get desperate.

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    GET A LARGE AGGRESSIVE DOG. This is horrible advise. Number one on the list and the reason I see a growing number of dogs in my neighborhood with owners that have no idea how to deal with them. Reality is these dogs are creating a more dangerous situation on the street for the rest of us.

    1) Consider getting a large inside dog that will bond with you and your family but is distrustful of all other people.There are such dogs, and they make excellent pets and earn their keep as well. These dogs will get used to people they know are in your circle, but will bark ferociously even if someone passes by your home. Note, some breed of dogs are not suitable for families with small children. There is a tendency for these dogs to not "understand" children so be careful in your selection - research and make a well thought out choice. If you can't have a dog inside, consider a backyard dog, or if you have a fenced in front yard, a front yard dog. A large, aggressive dog is important because many of the people who commit these crimes are afraid of large dogs.
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    So sad that this should happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    GET A LARGE AGGRESSIVE DOG. ...owners that have no idea how to deal with them. Reality is these dogs are creating a more dangerous situation on the street for the rest of us.
    Maybe what was "horrible" was some missing advice -- Re: training.

    The article didn't make a big deal about getting firearm training. Ditto dog owner/dog training. I agree a large dog with out training and/or a owner that know nothing about handling a large dog is a problem. Ditto a firearm.

    OTOH, I have no problem with either getting a dog or getting a firearm -- however I'd strongly advise training in both cases.

    As always, YMMV
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    You know if you are armed from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, you stand a better chance of not being a victim during one of those nasty home invasions.

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