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Old 03-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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Agreed. I do think that if you don't make firearms a big mystery, kids will be less likely to seek 'em out. While he may not know the words, he can tell when he's approaching something that makes you pay attention to him. The type of response his approach generates, goes a long way towards his filing it away for the future or not.

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Your 2 cents are definitely appreciated.
Tell my wife, quick !!

By the way... welcome to the forum.


ps.... if you're at home, it could very difficult to use a firearm to protect the family, if you have to go get it first.
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Tell my wife, quick !!

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Hahaha!

Thanks Jay, this forum is great.
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Shotgun hangs from the mattress. Handguns in various locations. No kids.

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I keep mine on the nightstand during the night and on my hip during the day. We have no kids so that's not a concern but when we do have them a quick access safe will be brought into action.


I grew up knowing where my dad's guns were but knew better then to touch them without him being around.

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30 seconds seems a bit much, may be I'm just over thinking it.
I have a home alarm system and when it starts blaring and the strobes in the house start going off, I fugure 30 seconds is enough time for me to get armed, locked and loaded.
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I have a home alarm system and when it starts blaring and the strobes in the house start going off, I fugure 30 seconds is enough time for me to get armed, locked and loaded.
Yeah that definitely changes the game, a good alarm system would definitely give you more than a head start to be readily armed.
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Start with an alarm system, and a dog. Then dial 9/11, then a superpowerful flashlight.

99% of my concern is shooting a kid playing a prank.

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First of all I think it is important to have home defense weapons in more than one area. For example I have a double barrel 12 ga. Coach Gun hanging over my Fireplace in the Family Room with 00 and slugs available at reach. You never know a threat could come quickly in the evening while you are watching your favorite show. And other weapons may be in your bedroom too far for quick response. In the Bedroom! First of all the house is alarmed. And I have a Glock in my bed stand drawer. The wife has a Browning BDA in hers. Also two AR-15s in my bedroom behind a door that is alarmed also. If I open it at night with the alarm set. It activates all the sirens a certain lights outside the house. One AR has an EOTech on it and the other has NV, a regular Tac Light and Laser, They can run but they can't hide! And with the 1/2 mile lane it is a long way for them to the county road. I am also blessed due to the fact that if my neighbors here my alarm going off. Generally they will head for the entrance of my lane with their weapons. They have been there many times when the Sheriff showed up on a few false alarms! Don't know if they are hoping for trigger time or what. We all watch over each others property here. It is Tennessee and not like most liberal areas of the USA. Come in the night or other times messing with someone or their property, better hope you are getting hazard pay. You might not go home?
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Start with an alarm system, and a dog. Then dial 9/11, then a superpowerful flashlight.

99% of my concern is shooting a kid playing a prank.
Yeh that's always a huge concern, but in that case you wouldn't feel immediately threatened right? But I guess my idea of an immediate threat is that someone is charging at me or brandishing a weapon as soon as I see them. But none the less I'd give a warning to anyone stepping into my home, with decal and yard signs for my alarm system, be aware of the consequences of pranking, breaking in, or attempting to burglarize my home.
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