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    COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Police say a man entered the bedroom of a home while the residents were asleep, woke them up and showed them a handgun, then left without incident after saying he had the wrong house.

    Colorado Springs police were looking for the suspect following the reported 3 a.m. Friday home invasion.

    Police did not say whether the man apologized.

    No injuries were reported.

    Names were not released.


    Lucky you say? Yeah--lucky the homeowner wasn't armed, else he'd likely be dead instead of "missing."

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    Agreed.
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    Can someone point me to how to store your weapon and where to get the training so that if a perp has to purposefully WAKE you while he's armed that HE'D be the dead one? I wanna learn that trick shot.

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    Yeah, dogs would help. But just being "armed" wouldn't change the "luck" of the posted situation.

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    That's true, but the barking of the dogs will awaken you in plenty of time for you to arm yourself appropriately. No matter what the dogs are barking at, treat it as a threat until proven otherwise.
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    True enough, but this couple didn't even have that much sense. Hell, even if they did have dogs, they'd probably be the type to yell "shaddup" at the dogs and turn over back to sleep. Much less get the drop on a bad guy.

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    Exactly what the wifey and I were talking about this weekend. We need a dog. Cats just purr and lay around.

    Attack Cat signs don't seem to deter anyone.

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    Diocoles wrote:
    Exactly what the wifey and I were talking about this weekend. We need a dog. Cats just purr and lay around.

    Attack Cat signs don't seem to deter anyone.
    Aren't home alarms cheaper to maintain? You won't have to replace your wife's shoes... your living room carpet... your wife's garden... won't have to pick up dog crap.. no barking.. lol

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    Diocoles wrote:
    Exactly what the wifey and I were talking about this weekend. We need a dog. Cats just purr and lay around.

    Attack Cat signs don't seem to deter anyone.
    If we find a way to domesticate Mountain Lions, we'll be set in that area.

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    mahkagari wrote:
    Can someone point me to how to store your weapon and where to get the training so that if a perp has to purposefully WAKE you while he's armed that HE'D be the dead one? I wanna learn that trick shot.
    Under your pillow.
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    since9 wrote:
    mahkagari wrote:
    Can someone point me to how to store your weapon and where to get the training so that if a perp has to purposefully WAKE you while he's armed that HE'D be the dead one? I wanna learn that trick shot.
    Under your pillow.
    Um no thanks. I'm not exactly comfortable laying my head on a loaded gun.

    Pretty much no gun storage is going to allow you to access your firearm if someone wakes you up with a gun already POINTED at you. Sounds like these folks need an alarm system.

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    Ian wrote:
    since9 wrote:
    mahkagari wrote:
    Can someone point me to how to store your weapon and where to get the training so that if a perp has to purposefully WAKE you while he's armed that HE'D be the dead one? I wanna learn that trick shot.
    Under your pillow.
    Um no thanks. I'm not exactly comfortable laying my head on a loaded gun.

    Pretty much no gun storage is going to allow you to access your firearm if someone wakes you up with a gun already POINTED at you. Sounds like these folks need an alarm system.
    Hang your loaded shotgun from the ceiling. Attach a string to the trigger. Muzzle pointing out window. Bring string down to your bed side.

    Problem solved.

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    What if he comes in another way? I have two skylights, a bedroom door, a window in the attached bathroom and the main bedroom window...

    I know! MORE SHOTGUNS AND STRINGS!!!!!!

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    Ian wrote:
    since9 wrote:
    mahkagari wrote:
    Can someone point me to how to store your weapon and where to get the training so that if a perp has to purposefully WAKE you while he's armed that HE'D be the dead one? I wanna learn that trick shot.
    Under your pillow.
    Um no thanks. I'm not exactly comfortable laying my head on a loaded gun.
    I am! Very comfortable. Although I put it under the pillow next to me, as I'm single and have a queen bed.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    cscitney87 wrote:
    Ian wrote:
    since9 wrote:
    mahkagari wrote:
    Hang your loaded shotgun from the ceiling. Attach a string to the trigger. Muzzle pointing out window. Bring string down to your bed side.

    Problem solved.
    Funny Post of the Day Award, and called it before noon!

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    All good replies!! Once again, "trolling" in a sense. I was expecting to stir up a hornets nest, and almost did. Yeh, if someone wakes you up, in your bedroom, with a gun pointed at you--HIGHLY unlikely you could get to your own firearm before they could shoot you.

    Good discussions though!

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    I am! Very comfortable. Although I put it under the pillow next to me, as I'm single and have a queen bed.
    For some reason I don't see one of those two things changing while the other stays the same.

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    since9 wrote:
    mahkagari wrote:
    Can someone point me to how to store your weapon and where to get the training so that if a perp has to purposefully WAKE you while he's armed that HE'D be the dead one? I wanna learn that trick shot.
    Under your pillow.
    Under my pillow has worked for me for 20+ years! Barrel pointed toward headboard wall!

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