View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you

    28 28.57%
  • Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)

    7 7.14%
  • Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)

    6 6.12%
  • Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders

    11 11.22%
  • Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders

    3 3.06%
  • Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911

    2 2.04%
  • Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape

    6 6.12%
  • Freeze like a deer in the headlights

    6 6.12%
  • Rush the bad guys barehanded

    6 6.12%
  • Other (explain)

    23 23.47%
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Thread: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    Some of us like having protection
    I do too, it is called the police. Here comes the, "Who is supposed to protect you from them?" To even indicate that you think police would shoot innocent civilians for any reason I think is an insult to our police officers.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I do too, it is called the police. Here comes the, "Who is supposed to protect you from them?" To even indicate that you think police would shoot innocent civilians for any reason I think is an insult to our police officers.
    The scum in blue wont protect you, they'll beat you, steal from you, harass you and then kill you. In addition the Supreme Court has ruled in the past that the thuggerment is not obligated to protect you.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I do too, it is called the police. Here comes the, "Who is supposed to protect you from them?" To even indicate that you think police would shoot innocent civilians for any reason I think is an insult to our police officers.
    I had to take protecting my home and family into my own hands so using the skills I developed in the US Army I set up mini claymore mines to activate to the sounds of breaking glass or shattering wood or composite materials, I posted illuminated signs on my property warning people that my home and property are claymore mine protected. When outside of the confines of my home my family all carry hand gernades and know how to pull the pin so far once the gernade has been shown would be muggers and worst have not stayed around to see if the gernade was actually armed. Since this is a public venue I can not tell anyone whether the gernade is just for show or not

    It's a dangerous world out there

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I do too, it is called the police. Here comes the, "Who is supposed to protect you from them?" To even indicate that you think police would shoot innocent civilians for any reason I think is an insult to our police officers.
    That's an uninformed assumption, Jryan. The "Protect & Serve" mantra means the community, not the individual. Police will most likely try and protect you when they can but they are not obligated to. Let's do a quick what if. You and/or you family are threatened with bodily harm and violence. Assuming you can call 911 (close to a phone and are able to call), you do. The immediate threat continues to escalate. While waiting for the police to respond within 3 to 10 or more minutes you:

    A. Ask the bad guys to hold off until the police arrive.
    B. You kiss your wife and family goodbye and you run like hell leaving them to fend for themselves.
    C. Panic and plead.










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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    I had to take protecting my home and family into my own hands so using the skills I developed in the US Army I set up mini claymore mines to activate to the sounds of breaking glass or shattering wood or composite materials, I posted illuminated signs on my property warning people that my home and property are claymore mine protected. When outside of the confines of my home my family all carry hand gernades and know how to pull the pin so far once the gernade has been shown would be muggers and worst have not stayed around to see if the gernade was actually armed. Since this is a public venue I can not tell anyone whether the gernade is just for show or not

    It's a dangerous world out there
    It's apparently very dangerous in your mind.










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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    These gun-rights pissing contest threads are so predictable. You guys always try to out name-drop each other. Then you start reciting your favorite amendment. Yawn.

    Police officers and federal agents just roll their eyes and laugh. Meanwhile the rest of society still has to suffer. Nobody is safer with more guns.
    I don't think you can prove that no one is safer with more guns. California is totally screwed up regarding gun laws. Only law breakers can carry guns for the most part.










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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I do too, it is called the police.
    You -do- understand that if you have an immediate need to protect yourself with deady force, the police cannot help you - right?
    So... what's your plan B?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    I had to take protecting my home and family into my own hands so using the skills I developed in the US Army I set up mini claymore mines to activate to the sounds of breaking glass or shattering wood or composite materials, I posted illuminated signs on my property warning people that my home and property are claymore mine protected. When outside of the confines of my home my family all carry hand gernades and know how to pull the pin so far once the gernade has been shown would be muggers and worst have not stayed around to see if the gernade was actually armed. Since this is a public venue I can not tell anyone whether the gernade is just for show or not

    It's a dangerous world out there
    It's really not. Your family has a better chance of being hurt by all these explosives misfiring than of actually using them to protect yourselves from some random attacker. Plus even if you did, I guarantee they'll face legal consequences for it. Using explosives on someone who is not attacking you with that same level of force would not fall under the "reasonable force" provisions for the self-defense exceptions. You'd better hope that no one ever does attack your home, because you'll probably go to prison if they do.

    As for me...

    I live on the fifth floor of an apartment building that requires a key to get into. Breaking in through that door would trigger an alarm, and I really doubt that any would be burglars would have time to systematically sweet the lower four floors before getting to me before the cops showed up. And I can't imagine why anyone would go directly to my apartment first, if they were going to enact this ludicrous scenario in the first place. In short, my urban living conditions protect me already. I don't need to rely on numerous kitchen knives, the swords in my apartment (which I am surprisingly skilled with, though they are there for decoration only), a random blunt object, or sixteen years of martial arts training to protect myself from the statistically insignificant scenario of two thugs bursting into my apartment while I'm there and awake.

    Seriously, just because this happened once, does not mean it is ever going to happen to anyone reading this thread. It is such a minor risk that it's not actually worth taking any precautions against it.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I do too, it is called the police. Here comes the, "Who is supposed to protect you from them?" To even indicate that you think police would shoot innocent civilians for any reason I think is an insult to our police officers.

    When you need help right this second, the cops are only 3 to 45 minutes away.


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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I don't understand the situation. Two black people have come to kill me randomly? Or did I offend a gang boss or something?

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