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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which is why people ought to live in them. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
    l feel a deja vu right now .l had heard this chinese joke before
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I don't give a **** what you buy. You are acting like a paranoid arrogant loon in this forum. I never claimed my home was "fortified" in the first place. I don't even have a fence around my yard. It's not like I live in some kind of fortress as you so hilariously imply. It's quite the opposite. The neighborhood kids play baseball, softball, football and soccer right in my side and back yards fer chrissakes. And they don't get chewed up by German Shepherd guard dogs. Or even yelled at when I'm grumpy. This is not exactly Fort Knox when it come to security. But no errant baseball is going to break my Lexan windows. I can guarantee that.

    You bragged that you could get in my home in a heartbeat. I'd just like to know exactly how you think you could do that. Are you going to tell us or not? You said you could kick in my windows. That's laughable. The bottom of the windowsills are about six feet above grade. And of course the grade slopes away from the house. Did you plan on bringing a ladder? Didn't think anyone would notice you carrying around a ladder in the middle of the night? Or do you have one hell of a great high kick there Mr. superman?

    Tell us how you can break into my home in a heartbeat Mr. braggart.
    So much anger.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So much anger.
    Dodging the question again I see.

    Well, are you going to tell us how you are going to break into my home "in a heartbeat" or are you going to STFU?

    Or what?

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Dodging the question again I see.

    Well, are you going to tell us how you are going to break into my home "in a heartbeat" or are you going to STFU?

    Or what?
    Its getting like you just want to invite me over.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Its getting like you just want to invite me over.
    No. I'd be afraid that you would hurt yourself trying to do a run and jump Bruce Lee high-kick right through one of my windows that are six feet off the ground. And may dent my siding with your head when you fail miserably

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I do but then again I have a loaded gun in every room in my house.

    EDIT: I'm interested in how your politics relates to this decision too.
    Glock tucked between the mattress and the runner edge of a platform bed with the handle up, no rounds chambered. The way I'm set up, and the way I practice is with no round in the chamber. I both have time to do so due to the physical obstructions that will slow down anyone, and practice to load a round quickly.
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Glock tucked between the mattress and the runner edge of a platform bed with the handle up, no rounds chambered. The way I'm set up, and the way I practice is with no round in the chamber. I both have time to do so due to the physical obstructions that will slow down anyone, and practice to load a round quickly.
    Not good enough.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    "The 2010 Census enumerated 308.7 million people in the United States....300.8 million lived in 116.7 million households for an average of 2.58 people per household."
    https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/...c2010br-14.pdf

    "An estimated 3.7 million burglaries occurred each year on
    average from 2003 to 2007.
    impacting 1.2% of the US population, 2.33% of the households

    *A household member was present in roughly 1 million burglaries
    impacting .32% of the US population, .6% of the households

    and became victims of violent crimes in 266,560 burglaries.
    impacting .09% of the US population, .16% of the households

    *Serious injury accounted for 9% of injuries sustained by household members who were home
    and experienced violence during a completed burglary.
    impacting .008% of the US population


    *Simple assault (15%) was the most common form of violence when
    a resident was home and violence occurred. Robbery (7%) and
    rape (3%) were less likely to occur when a household member was
    present and violence occurred.

    *Offenders were known to their victims in 65% of violent
    burglaries; offenders were strangers in 28%.

    *Overall, 61% of offenders were unarmed when violence occurred
    during a burglary while a resident was present. About 12% of
    all households violently burglarized while someone was home
    faced an offender armed with a firearm.

    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office of Justice Programs
    Bureau of Justice Statistics

    Special Report

    National Crime Victimization Survey

    Victimization During Household Burglary

    September 2010 NCJ 227379

    Shannan Catalano, Ph.D.,
    BJS Statistician
    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/vdhb.txt
    (percentages in bold added by Hard Truth)
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 05-08-14 at 07:10 PM.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not good enough.
    What's not good about it? A Glock is nearly impossible for a young child to chamber a round. Its safety latch is questionable. Best way to assure it isn't discharged accidentally is to not chamber a round. Additionally I then dry fire it so all I have to do is look at the gun, and I know it has no round in the chamber because the trigger remains depressed after a dry fire.
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not good enough.
    Why? Not everyone has to be Omar about it.
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    I don't keep rounds chambered because my shotgun doesn't have a drop safety, w/ its sling & 15 shells its HEAVY. If one of my nieces or nephews were somehow able to gain access to my gun room, god forbid they knock it over.

    The Glock doesn't have an external safety, just the safe action trigger which a child could pull despite being too weak to rack the slide. The Glock safety lock also has to be chambered, so either way I cannot leave it chambered. I prefer to keep my Glock with the trigger pulled (uncocked) as well. I don't mind that it'll cost me 1/2 a second to rack either, or that the sound would give away my position. In fact, racking my shotgun was the reason a man trying to break down my front door ran for it; I want the sound.

    That said, I wouldn't practice with my Glock at all. I have another gun for that, that is NEVER loaded for dry fire practice. I only practice with my Glock @ the range, with snap caps, to practice clearing malfunctions and to fight anticipating the bang (seeing if I flinch or jerk the trigger to the right.)
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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