Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you
Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)
Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)
Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders
Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders
Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911
Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape
Freeze like a deer in the headlights
Rush the bad guys barehanded
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. Patrick Henry
Do you need to think about these things? If so, I can see why you would believe that basing your actions on the particular situation you find yourself in would automatically lead to death.
Last edited by Tucker Case; 07-08-11 at 11:19 PM.
My US home sits on 2 acres of land with exterior IR trip beams and cameras. It would take a ninja to “sneak” up on it lol. At any rate, I have a number of auto-sidearms and a short-barrel shotgun at my disposal. In a worse case scenario, I have been a kickboxing participant for many years and acquainted myself with Krav Maga in the military.
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For those that have weapons right next to them all the time
Are you really that scared all the time because you live in a really bad area (say Camden New Jersery) or just somewhat paranoid?
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Someone breaks into my house, they better be trying to kill me because Ima be trying to kill them without regard for my health. They better be real serious, and they better be a badass - or they dead. I tell my friends, don't play - there will not be time to correct anything and I will not feel bad.
Last edited by ecofarm; 07-09-11 at 07:49 AM.
Neither. You don't have to be fearful or paranoid to recognize the need to be armed. Merely aware.
I live in a semi-rural area. Crime is relatively uncommon.... but not unknown. The second "anniversary" of a local serial killer is just past... he would approach people at their home or biz about buying something, then use a pretext to reach into his car and come out with a shotgun. SOB killed five good people in as many days before being shot dead. I was already a pistol-packer, but this incident caused a lot of people in this area to change their security habits; many more now carry all the time than was previously the case.
Another factor I have to be aware of is the Interstate Highway that runs nearby. Everyone and everything, of every sort, goes up and down that highway... including big city criminals, gangbangers, and drug smugglers. Just yesterday the Sheriff busted a drugrunner on the highway not far from my home. A year ago a meth lab was busted a mile from my house. The convenience store near the highway has been subject to armed robbery at times. I know my neighbors and they are mostly good folks, but that doesn't mean that my area is entirely safe.
"Hot burglaries" (resident at home) are relatively rare in my state, because most households are armed and we have extended Castle Law. On the rare occasions that they do happen, they are often of the home invasion variety, where 2-5 thugs break in with guns and take the family hostage, threatening them to reveal the location of any valuables. Rape is frequently involved, and sometimes the vics are killed afterward. While the odds that my home will be targeted are very slim, the severity of the outcome of such an event argues in favor of preparedness.
So what are the odds that I'll ever actually need a gun? Technically they might be slim, but I've already been in a couple of near-miss situations where I was glad to be armed. Furthermore I consider it my duty, as a patriotic and law-abiding American, to resist crime whenever and wherever feasible, and to protect my fellow citizens at need.
So no, neither fear nor paranoia is necessary. Just a certain level of awareness and understanding.
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I just want to add to what I have said before because so many people have answered with things that make no sense to me, and that is: Only a fool takes a knife to a gunfight.
Make no mistake the bad guys will always have and use guns and some times just to keep you quiet.
Last edited by Goshin; 07-09-11 at 08:35 AM. Reason: fix typo