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 bicycleman View Post
    I will have done none of the choices because this scenario would have never happened, since my dogs would have already finished off both of them, belched several times and would be busy on the first of several bowel movements all the while basking in the delicious meal they have just had.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's why I have two huskies on the front porch and a great pyrenees at the garage door. and an ankle biter inside. IF they somehow get passed the big dogs, the ankle biter will distract them long enough for me to grab one of the many firearms in my home.
    True, but the kinds of jackasses in the OP check for dogs when picking a victim, and pass the owners of dogs by. Even "yappers" are a deterrent as they jeopardize the element of surprise.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Read before answering:

    Do you:

    1.) Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you
    2.) Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)
    3.) Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)
    4.) Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders
    5.) Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders
    6.) Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911
    7.) Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape
    8.) Freeze like a deer in the headlights
    9.) Rush the bad guys barehanded
    10.) Other (explain)

    Iím just a little curious to see how people would react in a situation where they presume themselves to be safe, yet are confronted by a sudden threat. It always helps to have a plan in place, so vote and then explain, please. ...
    I had a loaded pistol pointed at me when a caught someone damaging our property. He wasnít prepared for my knowledge of people. I was talking to him to calm him down and make a mistake so I could get control of the situation, get his gun and kill him with it. But someone saw what was happening and called the police. They arrived in a coordinated way, perfectly, with guns drawn. He was busted. I testified at trial. He went to jail for a short time. I often have a knife that opens with one hand, swing blade, most of the time; mostly for fishing and convenience on projects; but I could use it for protection. Iím dangerous since I had so many fights as a kid, I was small and often alone doing stuff. So, how should I answer your poll? And why "black males", the one that pulled a gun on me was white?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    There's an "other" option just for you. So, in other words, you'd just remain a casual observer while your dogs fought with the intruders.
    That is what we're paying them for!

    Even though I suspect mine may be all talk.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    True, but the kinds of jackasses in the OP check for dogs when picking a victim, and pass the owners of dogs by. Even "yappers" are a deterrent as they jeopardize the element of surprise.
    yet another reason to have a dog.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    There's an "other" option just for you. So, in other words, you'd just remain a casual observer while your dogs fought with the intruders.
    I'd bury the remains.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yet another reason to have a dog.
    That and everyone with kids needs a big friendly well-trained dog that can accompany them in their adventures. Doesn't have to be huge, just big enough to put a bite on someone.

    No predator is going to mess with kids that have a dog with them. Period. And even friendly dogs will protect their "kids". Its instinct.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I have already shot over the heads of poachers on my land, who mouthed off to my wife after she told them, politely that they were on private property. The straw that broke the camel's back was after they called her a bitch. Now, she can be a bitch, but that advice given to her is only reserved for me, not anybody else.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    That and everyone with kids needs a big friendly well-trained dog that can accompany them in their adventures. Doesn't have to be huge, just big enough to put a bite on someone.

    No predator is going to mess with kids that have a dog with them. Period. And even friendly dogs will protect their "kids". Its instinct.
    when I was a kid, we had this big fluffy GS/collie. friendly to everyone. one day a bunch of us kids were playing football in the yard and one of the guys tackled me. damn dog nearly took his head off. knocked him down and kept him pinned to the ground with teeth bared right by the kids ear growling. my dad had to come and pull the dog away. needless to say, from then on, the dog was on a chain in the back yard
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    In the aforementioned situation, I'd draw my gun on them and order the two guys to stop, if they didn't they'd get shot, but I wouldn't shoot to kill.
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