Home invasion stopped: invader calls police, "I think he might have a gun."

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    Home invasion stopped: invader calls police, "I think he might have a gun."

    Not sure what to think about this story. I posted it here because it fits in that, the threat of a weapon stopped the home invasion, but where did the threat come from?

    Intruder calls 911, afraid homeowner may have gun - CNN.com

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    Bad guy went to jail, good guy is safe and sound. Sounds like a winner all way around.

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    Ah, come on people. All the nice young man wanted was a hot shower.

    He's lucky he left on his feet, no?

    I'll give the homeowner credit for being calm at least. Regardles of if he had a 'big bad gun' he could have chosen to let his dogs 'chew' on the nice young man for a minute or two.
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    He had two German Sheperds . . . he didn't need a gun.
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    He's a few shovel fulls shy of a hole.

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    Yes, it was awhile ago and on many of the local news cast in the PNW. It is one of the reasons I don't like lights on handguns...it forces me to have to point the gun where I want to see. I like to not have that restriction. What of the Police had entered the house and the home owner had heard them, investigated and the homeowner pointed a weapon mounted light at the police? Case in point :

    My daughter a few years ago had come home from college to visit. She was going to go inside but when she heard a noise after opening the door she was scared. She called 911. The police came and went in with guns drawn. My 19 year old son ( he was still living at home) was playing his Xbox on the TV with the lights off and headphones on.

    He had to lay on the floor etc. and was scared to death. We all had a long chat about it afterwards.
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    Well, I believe some situations call for a light on a gun. We have no kids, no one other than the wife, me and the Dalmatian. I rather walk down the stairs in the dark and light up the BG then turn on the light and look for them. The element of surprise is what counts. I know my home in the dark, a BG probably does not. By lighting the room, I lose my advantage. If I hear the perp in an area of a room, I will light the up with my gun light and ensure they know what's behind that light.

    I understand if you have kids or others in the house, you may not want to have a lighted gun... For us, its an element of surprise I rather have in my corner...
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    A strobe light might be good. It would disorient a intruder if the room is dark
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    I am just amazed the "Communist News Network" actually put this story to post, considering the fact that this is a good example of why folks don't just own guns because they "feel like a Ferrari", as Joe Biden says.
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    BG might reconsider his career choice. As for the 2 German Sheperds The would only replace the owners gun if he can teach them to carry and shoot.
    I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.

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    He's invading the homes of others, but is concerned they might be armed? He's right.

    This is the sort of situation (arriving home with criminal inside) that helps me appreciate the value of a good home alarm system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    He's a few shovel fulls shy of a hole.
    More than a few Bubba. Seriously that bg needs a rubber room.
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    I laughed so hard while listening to the 911 recording. If only all the BGs were this way....
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    This story made the rounds a couple of years ago, but nice to see it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happypuppy View Post
    It is one of the reasons I don't like lights on handguns...it forces me to have to point the gun where I want to see.
    Have you ever actually used a flashlight in a dark room? Try it, you'll find that you can keep the beam pointed down a few feet in front of you and see everything you need to see. Why people think they have to have the flashlight aimed directly where they want to see in the dark is beyond me.
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