Sending a message to the BGs. FL Specific
This is a discussion on Sending a message to the BGs. FL Specific within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Sticks
Kids and new dogs, does not always work.
Just something to think about. The kids are back in school now, ...
January 9th, 2009 11:59 PM
Originally Posted by Sticks
I'm hoping that's not the case here. A little background info for ya..
Up until about 6 months or so ago, there WAS a dog present. There was this sort of "neighborhood" or "community" dog that hung out around mine and the surrounding 4 or 5 homes. I never did determine exact ownership of this mutt. However, it was apparent that everyone bordering my property was involved in taking care of him..feeding, etc.
The bonus of this dog was that during the day, he'd leave anyone alone unless they actually came into one of our properties. Never violent, just agressive barking...you know...one of those "makes you think he's about to rip you to shreds" barks! Alerting anyone home to take a peek. To my knowlage, he never bit anyone other than the occasional squirrel, racoon, oppossum, wild hog, he cornered. On those occasions, the wildlife typically lost.
At night was a different story..gates got locked, and he'd patroll the street. (he'd managed to dig under most fences in one spot so, property lines were within his jurisdiciton.) NO ONE messed with our homes when he was around!! Every so often he'd disappear for a night or two. I'm assuming somone would take him in every now and then.
Those are the nights the kids would strike... and since he's been gone, it's gotten worse. (We had some flooding due to a tropical storm and our ditches filled up...gator got him...he's fine, but, a neighbor took him in permenantly as his injuries require no more runnign wild...)
So, that's why I'm getting a dog or two...hopefully, these kids seem to be afraid of the "alerting" a good mutt accomplishes.
January 10th, 2009 12:02 AM
January 10th, 2009 10:36 AM
The message your sending might not get the response you want from the BG's or your neighbors. What if it tells them, maybe we need to bring our own weapons when we go back to that house.
Originally Posted by radtek1986
As for looking proficient because you are carrying, I don't agree. I've seen plenty of people carrying things they don't know how to use. Heck my wife has a pile of cookbooks but she ..., well I won't go that route. Buy a noisy dog and take real good care of it. Good Luck
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January 10th, 2009 11:36 AM
HAHA I know right where you are. I actually lived in Geneva for 8 of the 10 years I was in O town.
Originally Posted by radtek1986
Had 5 acres there and then realized I was living in a neighborhood that was worse than my apartment complex on Wymore Rd.
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January 10th, 2009 03:01 PM
Best post yet.
Originally Posted by wedged
Based on what the OP has been saying (especially the intimidating by not getting out of the roadway, and being belligerent) this is a gradual escalation. Nip this in the bud. You should have gotten the authorities involved the first time something happened, and then every time thereafter. This is not just "kids being kids".
January 10th, 2009 03:21 PM
I'd recommend calling the cops until they got tired of hearing the complaints and did something. I find good neighborhoods don't get patrolled because the cops are sent to the high crime areas. The squeaky wheel............
January 11th, 2009 04:44 AM
Oh, we call em every time. I've even filed a few complaints regarding the "stand in the road" tactic.
Like I say though, it's an average of an hour long response. So, our protection is up to us out here.
And it's not just targeting me either. It seems to be a random neighborhood wide thing.
Good grief there AllAmerican. Talk about a small world, we moved out here from a condo I had for many years at Lk Destiny and Wymore...
January 11th, 2009 01:26 PM
Hey Radtek, your situation sounds almost identical to a movie my wife and I watched this weekend. If you have not seen "Gran Torino", it's a must see. Vintage Clint Eastwood. You'll be amazed at the similarity to what you are experiencing.
January 11th, 2009 02:37 PM
Ha ha, yea, the Mrs. and I went to a movie last weekend, saw the preview for it and said almost the same thing to ourselves.
I actually just spent a couple hours in the driveway this morining talking to two of my neighbors. While an official neighborhood watch is not likely in the immediate future, they're just as fed up as I, and we've agreed to keep eyes peeled on eachother for the moment. Between the 3 of us, someone's home all hours of the day. I spend a lot of time in my driveway working on whatever project the Mrs. tosses me and with the nights cool and nice, I'm on my porch till the wee hours relaxing.
We're not gonna let these punks win OUR part of the street!!
One of the neighbors just got a dog himself and the two of us convinced the 3rd to go that route. Between the mutts, the fences, the lights, and us keeping watch, I think we've got our bases covered against these chuckleheads.
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