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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    That's an assumption. A big one. You're welcome to take that chance if you like.
    I would rather take that chance then confront someone with a loaded weapon. All the bedrooms would have re-enforced doors and door frames and would be locked. Windows would be re-enforced as well but I would find a way to make it easy to open from the inside while making it nearly impossible to open from the outside. I am sure, a gun would probably not cost to much more then that type of security system.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I would rather take that chance then confront someone with a loaded weapon. All the bedrooms would have re-enforced doors and door frames and would be locked. Windows would be re-enforced as well but I would find a way to make it easy to open from the inside while making it nearly impossible to open from the outside. I am sure, a gun would probably not cost to much more then that type of security system.


    Ah. So this is all theoretical for you, and you've not made any actual efforts to prepare such a dwelling or conduct such an operation?

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ah. So this is all theoretical for you, and you've not made any actual efforts to prepare such a dwelling or conduct such an operation?
    Actually, I have. I do have a good security system and have installed a metal door in my bedroom that locks from the inside. I live on the 2nd floor and also have a rope ladder I can throw down to the ground from my window If I can't go out the bedroom door. My front door will also automatically lock an intruder in if I want it too, or unlock if I want him to get out.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ah. So this is all theoretical for you, and you've not made any actual efforts to prepare such a dwelling or conduct such an operation?
    well there is always PLAN B




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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Actually, I have. I do have a good security system and have installed a metal door in my bedroom that locks from the inside. I live on the 2nd floor and also have a rope ladder I can throw down to the ground from my window If I can't go out the bedroom door. My front door will also automatically lock an intruder in if I want it too, or unlock if I want him to get out.

    But you've never tried to evacuate sleeping children from a house and get them outside in the dark, apparently? In the middle of alarms and confusion....

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Id rather not have a gun if It has to unsecured with children around.

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    I agree this is a real difficulty and a smart consideration.

    There are some options tho....one is that there are small single (or more) gun safes that have fingerprint locks on them. You can have one in your bedroom or anywhere and access the gun pretty quickly. My gun safe is small and under a cabinet in my bedroom...it has a pushbutton combination. Even with practice, in a life-threatening situation, it would be very easy to mess that combination up. I dont have anyone else in the house and I keep my 9mm and several magazines right on a shelf on my night stand.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I agree this is a real difficulty and a smart consideration.

    There are some options tho....one is that there are small single (or more) gun safes that have fingerprint locks on them. You can have one in your bedroom or anywhere and access the gun pretty quickly. My gun safe is small and under a cabinet in my bedroom...it has a pushbutton combination. Even with practice, in a life-threatening situation, it would be very easy to mess that combination up. I dont have anyone else in the house and I keep my 9mm and several magazines right on a shelf on my night stand.
    before my son was trained in safe gun use (started around 6-7, by 8 he was a competent pistol shot, by 10 he was competing and winning shooting contests) we would keep our gun in a quick access safe. I also had a SW 45 in my night stand drawer with the magazine removed and on me inaccessible to my son since SW has a magazine disconnect meaning it cannot be fired with the magazine removed. yet I can load a magazine in a second and the gun is ready for use



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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    If your home security system is set up properly, bot yourself and your children have a good chance of escaping the house without having to confront the robber at all.
    Yes but one reason I have a safe room in my house is because if I run out, I have no idea what I am running into....do they have someone in a getaway car outside? Were they all in the house or was there a lookout?

    I would still want the ability to defend myself & family, either way.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    I'm from Sweden a country their people with guns almost only use them for hunting. So curious about somethings.

    First to people who want to protect themself with guns typically just buy a gun or do they also practice? That if you want to protect yourself with a gun you maybee not only need to practice shooting at a range but also do some kind of sport like Biathlon. Because as I understand gunhadnling can be very diffuclty under stress and high pulse. As I understand it even policeofficers can miss during a close courter confrontation.

    Also what is the typical dangers for regulare citizen of violence in USA? In Sweden it is domestic violence and drunk people fighting drunk people outside bars. In who's situation guns can be really bad. So is it the same in USA? If it is the same what do you do to prevent people for taking their guns to pubs and also how do you deal with the combination of domestic violence and guns?

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    But you've never tried to evacuate sleeping children from a house and get them outside in the dark, apparently? In the middle of alarms and confusion....
    That is what practice is for. There is a better chance that your house will catch fire late at night then someone breaking into it with a firearm to kill your whole family. I don't see threads on here about how worried people are about the latter.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
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