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Im still kind of in shock after having read this. This is the ...
November 17th, 2009 12:53 AM
ksl.com - 1 dead in home invasion; deputies looking for armed suspects
Im still kind of in shock after having read this. This is the town I went to high school in and my parents live in an outlying town with 1-2 miles of where this happened. They live in a nice area and wouldnt surprise me if someone started targeting the nice homes. Makes me worry since my dad is gone for work 3 days a week or so and my mom is home with the younger kids. They need a good dog and I need to talk to my dad about a home defense gun.
I probably know the victim as its a small town.
November 17th, 2009 12:53 AM
November 17th, 2009 05:13 AM
Bad things happen to good people in the nicest of places.
That is a truism I learned a long time ago. Another one is, There is no safe place. I live my life by these two truisms, and found that they have served me well.
Take care and stay safe,
November 17th, 2009 05:35 AM
Very true, but you CAN hedge your bet somewhat. I think everyone knows of a section of town where they live that's not safe. It's usually marked by low-rent housing, etc.
Originally Posted by BikerRN
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November 17th, 2009 05:44 AM
Stay armed...dirtbags abound...stay safe!
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November 17th, 2009 07:58 AM
It's true, there is no "nice" area. Crime knows no boundaries and limits to when and where it will happen.
I thought my neighborhood was "nice" until I began reading the Police Blotter in our local rag and found out otherwise. It has made my situational awareness a bit more heightend than before.
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November 17th, 2009 08:57 AM
Yeah, that's messed up. I agree with the others. In this day and age the crimes being committed are not isolated to the areas of old(inner city/gang areas). You just never know when some dirtbag has your home in his sights, and my suggestion is, stay armed even at the house; for that matter especially at the house. JMO.
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November 17th, 2009 09:39 AM
In the report it said folks in area do not need to feel they are in danger.
Well who committed this home invasion and murdered this poor man, and where did he go after the fact.
Unless he just left the area to practice his trade somewhere else he most likely will try again.
Crime is in the spiritual heart of the criminal, if he brazen enough to invade a home and commit murder once he is brazen enough to do it again.
November 17th, 2009 01:24 PM
Correct but I think what BikerRn is indicating is there is 'more safe' and 'less safe' areas, though no such place as absolutely safe.
Originally Posted by Lewis128
One can be more or less safe but to think that they are immune simply because they live in a 'small town' or 'in the country' or 'there's never been trouble here before' is not real world reasonable...in America.
Sadly a lot of people fall into this mode of thought, hence Bikers general statement comment.
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November 17th, 2009 05:12 PM
I agree completely that nowhere is absolutely safe, what I meant by nice was wealthier nice homes.
November 17th, 2009 05:29 PM
Here's the update from this morning's news: ksl.com - Neighbors offer insight into murder Monday night
They mentioned this gentleman had a "large" collection of firearms and ammo. Some/most/all? of which was stolen from a bunker type shed.
This is a great reason not to share the extent of your collection with too many people. This is the local news channel that I watch... makes you pay attention when it's so close to home.
November 18th, 2009 01:51 AM
Guess that covers everybody but the dead guy.
Originally Posted by searcher 45
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