Originally Posted by Devin556
I live in a house trailer with my wife and 19 month old son. I keep a loaded ruger SR9 beside the bed during the night and in my hip during the day. It goes where I go no exceptions. That being said if the situation arose I would have my pistol in hand only to get to my legal length m4 that I keep in a gun cabinet in the closet beside my bed with a full clip. The M4 slung across my shoulder and pistol raised and ready I would then clear my house. Where I live the police are 45 minutes to am hour and a half away. I have no military or Leo training but I know how to work the corners and clear a room. I have friends in high places that know their stuff. I use the pistol to clear the house because of penetration issues. Even though my walls are 2x4 walls they are still mobile home walls. Not gonna stop much at all. I carry the m4 on my shoulder in case of some freak chance of a fire fight. But I will say this. When that situation comes up I move quick and quiet. I don't want them knowing what's hit them till the coroner is zipping up the bag.
The walls arent's 2x4s, the studs behind them are, the walls are sheetrock. I've built mobile homes; triple, double, and single wides. I know for a fact that all handgun ammo, including 22lr will go through at least three slabs of it and beyond. A slow 45acp will go through six sheets, two cheap mobilehome doors, and stop in the seat of a total gym, after smashing through a reinforced metal frame wall of that seat. Don't delude yourself, in any home, dont just pull the trigger or you are risking the lives of you, your's, and your neighbors', depending on how close they live.
Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of going after scum, but, at least here in Oregon there is no self-defense plea. You can claim justified homicide because of a home invasion, but the perp has to've entered your sleeping quarters, not just domicile. Again, there's ways around that and its only if the district attourney is as much a liberal panzy as we've come to expect of them and pursues prosecution.
These statements are based on information provided me by my father, a 30+ year Clackamas County Sherif's deputy and youth drug and alcohol counselor and attorney. He's been retired almost a decade so some of this info may well have changed, but I can't find anything in the stautes to refute it. Oregon is EXTREMELY liberal, disgustingly so, but it too is damn beautiful and I wouldn't trade it for a thing.