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


    Cop on the phone...
    ... gun in the hand...
    So, if you heard a report (when you were on patrol) that someone was shooting a gun in a residential area, would you not of rushed to the scene?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    When you need help right this second, the cops are only 3 to 45 minutes away.


    Cop on the phone...
    ... gun in the hand...
    Ineffective

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I’d rush the bad guys barehanded screaming, ‘this is Sparta!’
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    I’d rush the bad guys barehanded screaming, ‘this is Sparta!’
    That could actually work.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That could actually work.
    You could just drop your pants and they would scream out of your house, crying for God to return their eyes
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    You could just drop your pants and they would scream out of your house, crying for God to return their eyes
    These are actually more realistic and probably successful efforts than the "pull my gun out and shoot them" response, simply because most people arent going to be sitting there with a firearm. Home invasions are successful primarily due to the element of surprise. If you have the wit and ability to hit them where they aint looking by some crazy and aggressive act, they may just figure they are not in control of the situation and bail. You would likely be as effective if you began talking about their mother or grandmother...how they must love their babies and how sad they would be if they saw them doing something like this. Fact is, two on one in a rush situation, someone is getting their ass kicked and it is likely NOT the home invaders.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    So, if you heard a report (when you were on patrol) that someone was shooting a gun in a residential area, would you not of rushed to the scene?

    There are a lot of factors involved. Distance; whether there is a patrol car nearby that isn't already involved in something they can't walk away from; traffic and road conditions; clarity with 911 that something really drastic is happening requiring max urgency. Expecting a police response in less than 3 to 5 minutes is typically unrealistic... and you may not have that long. If 911 doesn't understand the urgency of the situation (and sometimes they fail to), or you live in teh boonies, it may be a lot longer.

    I was lucky; I had a couple of chances to potentially save a life. Most of the time, though, cops clean up after someone's already dead.
    Last edited by Goshin; 10-14-11 at 07:27 AM.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Get out the strap-on.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Does the look mean you drop your pants and moon them?
    I could do that. It might work.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Englewood Home Invasion: Homeowner Shot Suspect During A Botched Home Invasion - WGN

    This guy was prepared, and he wasn't even the cat with the gun at first.

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