"Where do you live that you think you need to be armed at home?"

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    If you choose not to be armed at home, more power to you.
    In my home, there is a firearm on my person or within reach...always!
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    Other than my home being burglurized, the kid next door being a felon, the house across the street being a one-time MJ grow house, a drug-related armed home invasion 4 doors down, and the deputy's boat being stolen from his driveway 3 houses down, I feel perfectly safe where I live.
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    Re: "Where do you live that you think you need to be armed at home?"

    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Other than my home being burglurized, the kid next door being a felon, the house across the street being a one-time MJ grow house, a drug-related armed home invasion 4 doors down, and the deputy's boat being stolen from his driveway 3 houses down, I feel perfectly safe where I live.
    I would feel safe too, what with a deputy living just 3 doors down....:D
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    It has less to do with where one lives and more to do with one's level of paranoia. Whether we like it or not gun fanatics simply tend to have more of it.

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    Fixed it for ya....

    Quote Originally Posted by boatload View Post
    It has less to do with where one lives and more to do with one's level of real world awareness. Whether we like it or not gun enthusiasts simply tend to have more of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Yep, that is true. To those who can't understand, I tell - "I would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." And I don't want to have to try to make sure I can go get it if something goes down. There may not be time.
    I always carry where it's legal and at home where it is mandatory. Slip a shower cap over your holster and you'll only have to take it off to sleep!
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    Re: "Where do you live that you think you need to be armed at home?"

    Quote Originally Posted by boatload View Post
    It has less to do with where one lives and more to do with one's level of preparedness. Whether we like it or not agun fanatics simply tend to have more of it.
    Repaired it for you...

    And, now, I can agree with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    And a few other places come to mind...Mexico, El Salvador, any country in Africa, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Columbia, Great Britain and a few hundred others.

    However, due to illegal immigration and drug dealing citizens, America has become a dangerous place.
    I'm sure I'll push buttons here, but the problems with illegal immigration and drugs have nothing to do with the immigrants or citizens. Drugs should be legal and the immigration system should allow anybody who comes here and gets a job to be legal.
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    i live in the country but it dooesnt really matter where u live, everyone is a potentional target....i wear a gun as soon as i get out of bed and i dont take it off till i get back in bed, and even then, its within reach.....am i a fanatic???? maybe, but i sure as hell dont like being vunerable.....
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    I used to live on an island in alaska know as a brown bear capitol. Carried heavy iron continuously. Always alert. Sometimes they tore doors down. Now in large city not much has changed. Less fur, smaller turds, that sort of thing. Bears are OK. It's the smaller turd-droppers that are truly dangerous.
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    Funny thing is when I lived in NH I felt the need to be armed on my property more so than inside.....too many bears LOL. I posted a thread where I protected my dog from a bear a few months ago.

    You need to be armed whenever you feel the need. Simple as that. Paranioa for some is sanity and common sense to others. If you want to bath with a gun that is cool. If you have that comfort zone and odn't want to carry at home then that is cool also.

    There is no place immune from a BG. That is just a fact. We all play the odds in life in different ways. I don't carry at home because stats say (at least where I used to live) that there was almost zero chance of a BG invading my home. I eat healthy and exercise because stats say that cardiovascular disease has a better chance of killing me than a gun pointed at me in my house.

    I know folks in the same situation that carry 24/7 but eat like a horse and un healthy and overweight and have had two heart attacks...go figure LOL.

    To each his own. Regardless if one carries and where I highly suggest you stay in shape the best you can and eat healthy. H2H training and other non-lethal ways of de escalating a situation is also a good idea. Even if you carry 24/7 what happens if you have a bad primer or whatever and your gun does not fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen View Post
    I'm sure I'll push buttons here, but the problems with illegal immigration and drugs have nothing to do with the immigrants or citizens. Drugs should be legal and the immigration system should allow anybody who comes here and gets a job to be legal.
    I get where you're coming from but there's no point bringing it up sometimes.

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    I didn't read all the posts so here's why I carry at home-

    I live on planet earth therefor I carry at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From the article
    Around 8:25 p.m., Lutz responded to a knock at her door and the doorbell, thinking it was her grandson, said Larissa Kirby, Lutz's daughter.

    She couldn’t see through the keyhole because it was blocked, and she asked if it was her grandson. When she heard something like ‘yeah’ through the door, she opened it,” said Kirby.
    The peep hole was "blocked," hm? Happen often? Never, unless someone has deliberately blocked/covered it? That should be the first clue that something's not quite right, or even threatening ... or even deadly wrong.



    Tip: If you can't see out because of something like this, and yet you don't know who it is, don't blindly open the door.
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    Everywhere I lay my head down. To include hotels....... and the rest..... (as long as I am legal, I am armed).

    The problem right now is the Press and certain politicians want to make me illegal, and why?

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