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Old 08-30-2008, 06:28 AM   #11
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" A dog should be a warning device, not a claymore mine" -Col Jeff Cooper

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #12
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" A dog should be a warning device, not a claymore mine" -Col Jeff Cooper

There not , claymores wont chase you azz down and rip your throat out .

Cooper may have known about guns but he obviously didn't begin to understand how effective the dog can be .

Poor guy must have grown up with nothing but ankle biters and have had a wife to lazy to vacuum to keep the hair down and keep the house clean .
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Sorry guys-- but if someone is in my house... I'm not locking myself in my room while my 2 year old is down the hall-- I'll have my wife call 911, I'm grabbing my 1911 and going to go secure my 2 year son.

Not being macho here-- but if someone gets past my two 75 lbs Boxers (that are very protective, and sleep in the house.) then the guy(s) in my house mean to harm my family and need to be stopped.

It's not a panic room time for me, sorry but that's not an option.

God I prey that never happens.
Yeah, they aren't stopping in for tea... cap them on the spot.
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Anyone who lives in a house and doesn't have a medium/large dog is a fool and two or three is even better in case of multiple dirtbags .
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I couldn't agree more. My boxers are very protective of my family. I've SEEN my male catch 2 rabbits and from the time he caught each of them, it took about 2 seconds to break their backs. They have also driven off a bobcat.

My boxers never growl at anybody, but they growled at a former neighbor every time he walked out of his house 50 yds away. It turns out the neighbor had changed his name 4 times and had 17 arrests on his record. He had 2 counts of aggrevated assault and 1 arrest for possesion of drugs with the intent to sell. He was living off of a law suit and was fishing around the neighborhood to start another suit. He had harrassment charges filed against him by another neighbor and 18 neighbors testified against the loser. He left the neighborhood right after that and is not allowed in my neighborhood for 3 years.
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Check this out! A home invasion in my city, that went BAD for the invaders. One DEAD, and the other in critical condition.

http://video.nbc5i.com/player/?id=289289

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If you know EXACTLY how many intruders there are, and WHERE they are, go get 'em. If you don't know how many and where.... you could leave your family defenseless. Much easier and safer to defend one room, instead of an entire house.

Just my opinion, based on only my wife and I being in the house.

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Check this out! A home invasion in my city, that went BAD for the invaders. One DEAD, and the other in critical condition.

http://video.nbc5i.com/player/?id=289289
I saw that on the news the other day. Great story. They followed it up the next day with an apology from the dead BG's family.
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I saw that on the news the other day. Great story. They followed it up the next day with an apology from the dead BG's family.
GOOD! I hope the other one died...
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My house is one big safe room. I will not retreat any further.
Back yourself into a corner and you will be loosing options.
Back into a bedroom and you're out of places to go.
I've never been in the service but I'm sure they teach you to not get pinned down and/or boxed in. Why would it be any different in your home??

You may say you're barricaded in your room. I'll say you're trapped in your room.


IMO. If they break in when you're there, they mean to do you harm or to threaten you with harm. Take the first opportunity, it may be you're only one. The longer you delay, the more time the BG has to figure out the situation.

I may be wrong but I don't believe in giving the BG a chance.

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I've never been in the service but I'm sure they teach you to not get pinned down and/or boxed in. Why would it be any different in your home??
In a home defense situation, you're not fighting for a piece of strategic military valued real estate, and you're not fighting against an army of soldiers..... Most likely, you're up against one or two morons who want to steal something they can sell... They're not there for a long term siege. They want to get in, grab, and get out. It's easier to defend one room than it is an entire house.... especially (as I said earlier) if you don't know for sure how many intruders you're dealing with. My firearms and I are more than a match for one or two intruders in an area that they are not familiar with. Now if you find yourself in a situation where a carload of thugs are after you personally, they're not gonna pursue after the first few shots, and let you pick 'em off, they'll probably blow you up, or burn you out, or pick you off on the street.

Just my opinion, and I hope none of us need to defend our homes.
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