Bad: This is why I'm armed at home

Bad: This is why I'm armed at home

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    Bad: This is why I'm armed at home

    ...I'd hate to run to the neighbors house half nekkid... (from the waist down no less!) for help, and it'd be a long run ... 1/4 mile... barefoot.... on gravel... between 7 and 8 in the morning when the school bus goes by (oh, the humanity!)...

    But this guy only had to go across the street.

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    It could be worse!
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    Some people go through life thinking if they are inside their house with the doors locked that all the bad things in the world can no longer harm them,until the window gets broken out or the door gets kicked in.Sadly most of those people have no real form of defense and if they are robbed with a gun,instead of thinking "I need to be able to defend against a gun" they think we gotta get all those guns away from civilians so we can be safe.
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    I always felt safe living out I the sticks like I do set back from the road - not worried at all. Kept my doors locked, but never worried - what's gonna happen out here. Then my neighbor down the street was robbed while he was at work. That got me a bit on edge but not too bad, I'm home all day so it's not an empty house. Then a few months later I found a broken door on the side of my house. Someone had tried to get in. I can only assume they were looking for a simple burglary, not a home invasion, so when they heard me and the kid's they took off. I never heard a thing, but the door was fine in the morning when my husband went out it to go to work and it was broken when I took out the trash. The police said "ma'am - you got you a gun?" bought one the next day and started going to the range regularly. That was last year, my gun has been on my hip at home since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lish View Post
    I always felt safe living out I the sticks like I do set back from the road - not worried at all. Kept my doors locked, but never worried - what's gonna happen out here. Then my neighbor down the street was robbed while he was at work. That got me a bit on edge but not too bad, I'm home all day so it's not an empty house. Then a few months later I found a broken door on the side of my house. Someone had tried to get in. I can only assume they were looking for a simple burglary, not a home invasion, so when they heard me and the kid's they took off. I never heard a thing, but the door was fine in the morning when my husband went out it to go to work and it was broken when I took out the trash. The police said "ma'am - you got you a gun?" bought one the next day and started going to the range regularly. That was last year, my gun has been on my hip at home since.
    Times have changed. Thank God for 2nd Amendment!
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    Sad that tribesmen in Africa sleep in huts with no doors, and we in the "civilized" world must lock our doors even during the day.

    I'd say they won; so much for civilization huh?
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    When I was 3 or 4 I used to pull the covers over my head, nothing could get me under there! Then I grew up and realized that was not really very good protection. Some people have not advanced through that thought process yet.
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    I have relatives that recently moved around the corner from us. Talking with the man about home defense is always the same. He is rolling in money but he has been 'thinking' about getting his CHL for 5 years? He also 'thinks' about an alarm system, a camera system,etc. Last week I asked if he bought any kind of safe yet. He replied "no,we keep the pistols under the mattress" ,wow,thieves will never look there. He once told me he was not sure if he could shoot another human,even if they were trying to kill him. Not much I can fix there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Sad that tribesmen in Africa sleep in huts with no doors, and we in the "civilized" world must lock our doors even during the day.

    I'd say they won; so much for civilization huh?
    And the people in entire villages living in grass huts get slaughtered by armed crazed marauding militia who come through in the night and hack them up with machetes and rape the women and burn their huts down. It's not exactly a safe world they're living in over in Africa.

    Might want to check out the current events over in the Congo, Zimbabwe and other African nations.
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    We keep a 642 with crimson trace and my new 442 next to the bed. My XDm with light in the basement where someone may try to keep us locked up, a walther on the main floor very close to the front door and a Marlin 35Rem in another part of the house. I think we are pretty safe here. During the day we are both carrying... and our dog is very alert to visitors. We live on top of a hill with a clear view of the road to our home.

    The world is changing... times are a changing...
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    One of my carry guns is either on me or within my immediate reach at all times when I am home.

    GF calls me paranoid, I tell her the world is filled with bad people and they aren't going to wait for me to run upstairs and grab a gun when they smash a window or kick in our front door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullmetal1911 View Post
    One of my carry guns is either on me or within my immediate reach at all times when I am home.

    GF calls me paranoid, I tell her the world is filled with bad people and they aren't going to wait for me to run upstairs and grab a gun when they smash a window or kick in our front door.
    That's the sad part of it all. Far too many people never think it'll happen to them and that we're paranoid, it's sad. For the most part people that say this have NEVER experienced a violent act. Maybe not so much as a school fight. They don't understand what goes on in this type of situation. Never experienced the tunnel vision, and definitely haven't figured out how to work past it. Sadly, it takes just but one violent encounter to change their minds. And that is usually one too late.

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    My family thought I was paranoid about this stuff, but as a member of the neighborhood watch I get all the reports of break ins in the area. After showing them the reports they have come around and make certain cars are locked in the drive, doors always bolted, etc. It is second nature to them now. Same thing in public, never alone at night in parking lots, walk in groups etc. I am glad they did not have to learn the hard way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook74 View Post
    We keep a 642 with crimson trace and my new 442 next to the bed. My XDm with light in the basement where someone may try to keep us locked up, a walther on the main floor very close to the front door and a Marlin 35Rem in another part of the house. I think we are pretty safe here. During the day we are both carrying... and our dog is very alert to visitors. We live on top of a hill with a clear view of the road to our home.

    The world is changing... times are a changing...
    Me thinks you just told all the bad guys where you keep your guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Sad that tribesmen in Africa sleep in huts with no doors, and we in the "civilized" world must lock our doors even during the day.

    I'd say they won; so much for civilization huh?
    Uh...I think I've watched that episode on NatGeo... The neighboring tribesmen come in the middle of the night, steal their wives and daughters and usually they all fight to the death at a later date over the ordeal. Not exactly the emblem of safety...
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    When home in the states, armed 24/7 regardless of location. Habit I guess.

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