Your house is broken into

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ledhead97, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. ledhead97

    ledhead97 New Member

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    So now a days since there is a lot more access to guns and knifes now this is a hard question and it could be anything but what should you expect the person to have when they are breaking into your house like I said it's a long shot and you never know until it happens
     
  2. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Well. I guess it depends on a lot of different factors. Such as, where you live, what kind of neighborhood you live in, is there a lot of gang activity in your area, are you home, do you have dogs or an alarm system, are you rich, etc.

    But I would think at the very least a handgun.... That's the mindset I have, at any rate.
     

  3. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    I'd expect them to have a gun. That way you're prepared for worst case scenario. Or least likely case. I think worst case would be a freakin flame thrower or something, but I don't think too many hoods have one those.

    I haven't heard of anyone in my area being shot by an intruder and there's really not any gang activity that I know of. There's a lot of wannabe's but I'd be more worried about them trying to do something stupid like play the knock out game. They're mostly knuckleheads or meth heads.

    Anyway, plan for a gun.
     
  4. ledhead97

    ledhead97 New Member

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    I mean I live in a good neighborhood but something can always go wrong and yes my mind set is that they will always have a gun on them and if push comes to shove I'm the one making it out of my own house
     
  5. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think that if you research the statistics, you'll find the odds of home intruders you don't know is pretty low.
     
  6. genesaika

    genesaika New Member

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    To be perfectly honest most wouldn't be armed at all or with a knife. Even so I say be prepared to defend against someone at least as well armed as you. It's just good tactics really.
     
  7. WillWork4Ammo

    WillWork4Ammo New Member

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    Colorado's Make My Day Law allows me to use lethal force on a intruder and be free of prosecution and civil action.Im going to assume the unwanted intruder is armed.We do have a home security system that will go off even if a window is opened.If the burglar makes it inside,he's not going to be walking out.I also look at the city's police crime map once in awhile as well to see what crimes occur and what areas.Our neighbor is very low crime,but there are spots of trespassing and burglaries here and there.But along with a gun, a couple of pitbulls and a large Rottweiler patrolling the yard would make any potential burglar have a very bad night:D
     
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  8. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    It all depends on your specific neighborhood. I talk to the sheriff's deputies in my neighborhood (we are in a rural area) and they tell me what is happening around here and I also talk to the neighbors frequently (matter of fact earlier this evening one neighbor called me about a suspicious person he saw and asked what he should do about it). We haven't had any home invasions for decades, but those almost never go well for the residents around here as few people here in this part of CA choose to arm themselves. I think if it were to happen in my house it would not go well for the invader, regardless of whether he is armed and with what. Many a deputy has told me that when they get here they want the body to be approaching room temperature and expect that is is armed with a gun and preferably that gun has been fired into a wall or something.
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best and you will likely live to breath another day. Remember, things like robbery and home invasion are rarely truly random and unconnected to something that is only about you or another member of your household, friends or Family. I know that doesnt answer much but thats the reality of crime, victims become thus because they are picked out of the crowd somehow.

    Lastly, I live in the Boonies for a reason, lots of guns and anything that looks out of place is easy to recognize and easier to deal with. 911 wont save you in the city or the toolies, both are only good for bringing in the coroner, for you or the perp, "So whats its gonna be Punk" as one of my fav actors once said in a movie line, You gonna be the victor or the victim? Be prepared!
     
  10. CrazedJava

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    It doesn't really matter.

    Someone is in your house without your permission. Worse, they have entered possibly with the intent of you not knowing they are there. You don't have time to do an assessment. Odds are good it is dark and you're operating with limited visibility. Even if you decide to turn on the lights you're still operating with limited visibility because your eyes need to adjust. Flashlight? Still limited visibility. Essentially there is no scenario that takes place at night where you have full use of faculties.

    Keeping this in mind, I am not going to worry whether or not the intruder is armed. I am going to assume they have a firearm and operate accordingly. However, I also have a fairly small house, so even a knife if a pretty major threat.
     
  11. vincent

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    A severe case of lead poisoning...

    A free ride in an ambulance...

    Three hots and a cot...
     
  12. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Castle Doctrine in Ky says you just busted a huge pile and should not be surprised if you they up with a bad case of lead poisoning.I have on idea what they expect to happen but I expect to have to clean up a mess after they cart the carcass away.
     
  13. CrazedJava

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    Local laws in some states have become so in favor of the intruder that I've decided it's not worth moving to a state that doesn't have castle doctrine.

    Sorry, my house is my house and I should be able to escort anyone off the property if I choose. While it sounds harsh to say I should be able to shoot uninvited guests I do at least feel like I should be reserved the right to defend myself against a threat.

    I know laws in KY and TX may vary, but we essentially have castle doctrine as well and I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  14. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    I expect a home invader to have a gun. And I expect him to have friends. And I expect at least one of them to try coming in through a second entrance.
     
  15. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    A desire to remove some of my belongings? Some severe cat rash if he knocks over the catfood?
    Multiple new piercings if I am at home.
     
  16. JonM

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    it doesnt matter what they have. they are not coming over to bake me cookies. they will recieve a very warm welcome. the slightest hesitation in not complying with the order to go face down spread eagle or movement to point a weapon, or movement towards me will be met with gunfire.

    doesnt matter what they are carrying thats irrelevant.
     
  17. texaswoodworker

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    If they are in my home uninvited, I'm going to assume they are armed with a gun. That means the smart thing for them to do would be to either run like hell, or not make ANY sudden movements. I'm not a gambler, so I will NOT take that chance.
     
  18. c3shooter

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    Really strong death wish.
     
  19. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Lots of criminals know its a crime to carry a weapon so they grab a butcher knife in your kitchen. If they are caught in the act by law enforcement they can't be charged with carrying a weapon. On the other hand you just have to show you had a reason to be in fear for your life. If the person managed to get in the house while you are sleeping at any time it's reasonable to assume they are there to harm you.

    Personally if I surprised the prowler and I can see he isn't armed I am just going to hold him for the police. I might be right within the law to shoot him. But at the end of the day you have to live with yourself and be judged by god. I pray every time I strap on a gun that I will only have to fend off marauding cans and golf balls.
     
  20. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Every time I get in my car and look at the XD45 on the seat, I hope for an ursine jaywalker. :D