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?

    #1.. but I wouldn't just shoot the two of them like some people in this thread say they are going to do...

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    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.
    **** that, shoot to kill. dead men can't file lawsuits.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    if i had a house, i would run out the back door. since i have a condo, i would be trapped and forced to grab a knife and scream my guts out, i guess. also, since i have a condo, it's pretty unlikey to happen.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    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?
    Only you can answer how you'd react in a situation like this where a split second is all the time you have to judge the appropriate response. Trying to debate between several courses of action likely isn't going to be the speediest option.

    Also, the description of the bad guys in the OP were taken from the actual report of the incident that occurred in my area, in order to maintain the accuracy of the scenario. This has already been mentioned several times.

    Personally, I find that with small children in my house, the safest place for an unsecured firearm is on my hip. I have an allergy to dogs, so a furry door guard is out of the question, but anyone coming through my door while I'm in the immediate vicinity will be greeted with a drawn handgun and a loud verbal warning to get the hell out. If I'm in a different part of the house and can easily round up the family, I'll barricade everyone in to the bedroom and wait with a 12 guage, while I call the police. My wife is similarly armed, so there's a good chance we could even out the odds with multiple home invaders.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Next to my bed I have a .45 When at home I carry a .40 and .380 at all times

    Federal law does not allow me to carry when in my big truck

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Huh...for some reason I never even figured the dogs into the equation. Ive got a samoyed husky and a mutt with a massive chest, legs like a horse, and the head of an alligator...both go about 80 pounds. Id imagine they would be very interesting to watch if someone managed to kick in the door...

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Huh...for some reason I never even figured the dogs into the equation. Ive got a samoyed husky and a mutt with a massive chest, legs like a horse, and the head of an alligator...both go about 80 pounds. Id imagine they would be very interesting to watch if someone managed to kick in the door...
    As loyal and fierce as an animal may be, I prefer to know that I can ensure my own safety even without them. In other words, dogs are a great additional asset to have when it comes to protecting your home, but I think the only thing you can count on in a emgergency is your own reaction.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Huh...for some reason I never even figured the dogs into the equation. Ive got a samoyed husky and a mutt with a massive chest, legs like a horse, and the head of an alligator...both go about 80 pounds. Id imagine they would be very interesting to watch if someone managed to kick in the door...
    i Have a Siberian Husky that will lick you to death but I also have an English Mastiff

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I have a loaded firearm in any of the rooms I am likely to be in or near - the living, dining, family, TV, fireplace and library, as well as the master bed; unless circumstances are very unusual (or contrived), I will have quick access to a gun.

    Presuming this is the case, I would use said gun to cover the newly-crowned unluckiest people in the world until the police show up.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Question: Why are they black males?
    He rolled the dice and probability was on their side.

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