Home Invasions Reaching New Levels of Violence - Do You Carry In-Home?
This is from a 13 Feb news article:
"I woke up to come open the door because I thought it was my brother getting off work, and then they just kicked in the door by the time I could get there and just started shooting," Ethan Rorex said. " reference
And 16 Feb new article:
OKLAHOMA CITY — One person is dead and three others are seriously hurt after a violent home invasion in southwest Oklahoma City. <snip> Shortly after midnight, two suspects reportedly busted into a home near S.W. 15th and Pennsylvania and began shooting at the people inside the home....<snip> "It is unusual to see this many gunshot victims in one crime scene who were all struck by gunfire from one suspect,” said Officer Megan Morgan from the Oklahoma City Police Department. Reference
And Feb 14 news article:
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities said they have found a 4-year-old girl who went missing Tuesday during a home invasion in Charleston, South Carolina. Police said she was found safe in Riverside, Alabama. <snip> Heidi Renae Todd was reported missing just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Charleston Police Department said her mother was rushed to an area hospital after the school attended by two of her children called the police reporting they did not show up and their mother did not call them in sick. <snip> Apparently, she was brutally beaten and she's in reasonably fair condition under the circumstance and I understand will be undergoing some surgery. She is considered medical to be in fair condition,” Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg told reporters Wednesday afternoon. reference
My comments: Home invasions have always been with us, but it just seems that the level of violence and intentional harm is ratcheting up. I don't have any statistical proof of this, but overall in our society people who do these heinous acts seem to be valuing human life at zero. Correction, less than zero. Like shooting and harming another human is on the same level as shooting a rat in the barnyard.
Should we consider house-carrying? Or perhaps more disciplined gun staging? Or something else?
All ideas appreciated.