Bad: "They're Here"

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    Bad: "They're Here"

    Armed home invasions, that is... they're here now, in the heartland... where folks used to be able to leave their doors unlocked... and let their kids play in the yard unsupervised... not any more... It's too bad, really...

    Sketchy Story here

    It may have been a targeted attack.. maybe not... not the best of neighborhoods... but certainly not the worst...

    Stay armed... stay prepared... even in your "castle"
    All that said....
    It could be worse.
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    In the Orlando area the highest number of break-ins occurs between 10am and 2pm. That rocked me back on my heels.

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    Sad to say they're everywhere.
    When we bought our home on several acres of rural farmland (11 years ago), the previous owners couldn't hand over their house keys... they didn't have any... they never locked the doors.
    Now we're within layers of motion sensors, pressure pads, keypad locks on steel doors and CitiBank only wishes they had as many security cameras as we have.
    When I think about what society has become I could just cry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoppo View Post
    Sad to say they're everywhere.
    When we bought our home on several acres of rural farmland (11 years ago), the previous owners couldn't hand over their house keys... they didn't have any... they never locked the doors.
    Now we're within layers of motion sensors, pressure pads, keypad locks on steel doors and CitiBank only wishes they had as many security cameras as we have.
    When I think about what society has become I could just cry.
    Don't you know our "legal" system has made it that way? BGs aren't afraid to commit crimes because they know every bleeding heart lawyers will bend over backwards to get them off completely free-no matter what the crime and that includes rape, murder and child abuse. I bet there was no problem like this when the whipping posts were popular. "An eye for an eye" justice would end all this but then what would all the lawyers do?
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    I've also recently doubled-down my home security features. If all it does is buy time for me to get to the AR, it's worth every penny.
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    Armed home invasions are not new: Just more frequent. In the 1960s i had two shootouts with home invaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    Armed home invasions are not new: Just more frequent. In the 1960s i had two shootouts with home invaders.
    More details, please...
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    Just had an "incident" less than a mile from home this afternoon...
    The PD is calling it an "aggravated burglary". I call it a home invasion. Homeowner was home when BG broke in. Homeowner scared BG off. They are still searching a nearby park for BG.
    Details still sketchy. Will post link from local news when something comes up.

    BWT - Incident occurred in Overland Park, KS (KC suburb).

    BTW - Maybe someone can explain it to me...
    Is "aggravated burglary" the PC way to say "home invasion"??

    I hear the term home invasion used in the less well-to-do and 'hood areas. But agg. burg. in the well heeled suburbs.
    Is this to keep the sheep from panicking?

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    More details, please...

    See PM.

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    I live 12 miles outside the middle of nowhere and I still have security cameras and deadbolt every door at night. You just can't be too careful in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catt101 View Post
    BTW - Maybe someone can explain it to me...
    Is "aggravated burglary" the PC way to say "home invasion"??

    I hear the term home invasion used in the less well-to-do and 'hood areas. But agg. burg. in the well heeled suburbs.
    Is this to keep the sheep from panicking?
    IMO, home invasion could be a gang of teens walking in to rough up an elderly person living alone and drinking their soda and milk. Aggravated burglary involves an offensive weapon and is a higher charge. INAL.
    "Less well-to-do and 'hood areas" may have less to defend and so less need for a burglar to include offensive weaponry in his bag of tricks. The more to protect, the harder the target, the more cause for intelligence of the intended victim and residence or building and more likely for the burglar to have a plan and the means to carry it out.
    I'm starting to think like a criminal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    See PM.
    Got it! Thanks, again!
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    Aggravated burglary or home invasion. I don't care what you call it...attempt it at my house and I'll use everything in my power to make sure that when you leave you go out feet first.

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