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We didn't poke too hard, now, did we?
Thanks for all your replies! Even yours oneshot, but you are going to be in trouble for it because blondes are a protected class on CW.com
Yes, I am lucky this time and I've thought about it and how differently it could have turned out. Some of you have had some really bad experiences.
I'm definitely going to keep my gun downstairs in an easily accessable place and never answer the door again without it close by.
I really appreciate your support and suggestions. I plan to take them!
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
Everyone makes mistakes. Thank God you didnt pay the price for it. While a lot will disagree with me I suppose that is why I have my firearm on me until i go to bed and then in arms reach while in bed.
It takes about a half second for a man to kick in 90 percent of household doors. At that rate they will be at my firearm by the door before I am if I kept it there. If its on me I dont have to hit that moment of This is getting weird and my firearm is in the other room.
Glad you safe. Keep it on you.
We all make mistakes and the best thing we can do is learn from them. You've realized what you did wrong and having a plan for a similar future occurrence is the first and best step. Don't beat yourself up and be grateful that you're ok.
I had a similar recent occurrence where the door bell rang in the evening and it was a man and woman asking if I'd answer some survey questions. I politely but firmly told them through the closed door that I wasn't interested. I had to tell them twice before they left. If they had asked a third time, I would have called 911.
Cogito, ergo armatum sum. I think, therefore I am armed. (Don Mann, The Modern Day Gunslinger; the ultimate handgun training manual)
This is one of the reasons I always open carry at home. The only time anyone commented on it was when the mailperson wanted to talk about guns and her EDC.
Our community is posted "no solicitation allowed", but that doesn't seem to mean anything to those who would solicit...
I come close to doing something like this last night. A knock on the door @ 11:00 PM (highly unusual for this to happen at my house) and I came close opening the door without asking who it was, etc. I didn't even have my gun on me. I looked through the peep hole and saw that it was my brother so it was all good. If it had been someone I didn't know, I would've went back to get my gun and ask what he wanted without opening the door.
It is wise never to open the door to strangers. In fact instead of having packages delivered to your home have them delivered to the post office or the UPS office and pick them up. Criminals have been known to wear fake UPS uniforms.
There are people who do sell meat and seafood door to door, I once applied for a job to do that, but decided not to.
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I've never heard of a door-to-door meat salesman! Never! If they had tried that with me, I would tell them I was a vegetarian. Where could they go with that? Insist that I stop being vegetarian so I can buy their meat? Seriously. Some people are waaaay too pushy.
I am a newbie (to all of this) and I see I have much to learn. Fortunately we get very few people at our door, and I am planning on getting a lot of good education in the upcoming weeks/months.
Things your burglar will never tell you: I always knock first. If someone answers the door,I'll just ask for directions or pretend I'm sellig meat and just leave. I f no one answers the door I know I can help myself.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.