Police helicoper and a shooting a couple blocks away.
Well I have been sitting here holding my sick son and watching a police helicopter do pass after pass over our subdivision. Search light out and looking for something. The light has passed up my street more than once.
Well I got my little man back to bed and went to the safe to get the M&P. My wife asked what was up and I told her what was going on. She knows that I already have my .38 snub on my hip and she gave me a look like "why are you in the safe?". I think she thinks that I worry too much. I see it as I would rather be prepared and have the 17rnd M&P if someone happens to come knocking on my door.
I then headed out to check on the dogs. They were barking which is not out of the ordinary. Needless to say, my yellow flag went up when I saw the helicopter. The barking dogs just added fuel to the fire.
When I got out back on the deck my neighbor was already out there, both of us with our maglights. He said "did you hear the news?" and then proceeded to tell me about how there was a shooting a couple of blocks away and the PD was still looking for the BG. We chatted a bit and that was that.
I sit here now writing this with a 642 on my hip and a M&P beside me on the table. I in no way see this as overkill. My wife may think differently, but she IS sleeping safe and sound.
The rest of the family is asleep now and I'm the guard dog.