those comments are priceless
From the OCT 2010 issue of Reader's Digest:
What to do if your home is being broken into
(though it looks like all the comments are recent)
The vast majority of the comments are variations on "apply lead therapy".Donít turn on the lights, says Mark Safarik, a retired FBI profiler... dial 911 immediately... find your carís remote entry device and press the panic button... the loud noise may well frighten the intruder away.
Only a few real idiots advocating stuff that would land them in prison.
Originally Posted by MLK, JrOriginally Posted by MSG LaigaieOriginally Posted by Proverbs 27:12Originally Posted by Proverbs 31:17
those comments are priceless
Wow, some of those people commenting there are a bit over the top. Suprised no one said they would use magic to produce a bazooka and blow the intruder away. Or hope that this was intruder # 25 so they could activate their tactical nuke.
Why would you not turn on the interior or exterior lights to your home? I don't have a alarm or remote for my car in the driveway so that's out. I don't have a problem with calling the police but I will be grabbing my Rem 870 shotgun first. I will defend my home with deadly force and I subscribe to a prepaid legal plan with a progun lawyer (La Armed Citizen Plan) and will let my lawyer answer any questions regarding my actions after a self defense shooting.
Because it diminishes your night vision. It's pretty sound advice to be honest.
twas a good memory jogger of things to check for after service/maintencance folk have been my home...
thanks for pointing out the comments...brought a smile...
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cheers - okboomer
Lead, follow, or get out of the way
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A light and laser on your PD weapon makes sense. I would not turn on the light until the Coroner arrived with a body bag.
"For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V
reason to not turn you lights on, night vision, BG will see you...
several possible reasons to turn your lights on:
Husband/wife/SO/kid forgot/lost their key....It would be nice to see if the person breaking in is actually a BG and not an unfortuate family member before you dust them off with a 12 ga.
Yes, turn the light on and it is very possible the BG will see you, and the BG will also see you are armed...do you really care? You know when the lights will come on, that will be an unexpected surprise to the intruder and most likely catch the BG off guard.
Good regional lighting should allow you to turn lights on it the area of the disturbance, but not highlighting yourself.
again, one size does not fit all situations.
Can you not see well enough at night to tell whether or not the 'intruder' is actually an intruder?
Let's see: car keys with remote in kitchen at other end of the house - no good; motion detector lights at front and rear of carport - check; assorted guns with powerful flashlight in bedroom - check. (Flashlight will take care of their night vision. *snicker*)
In Australia where firearms are banned and armed self defence is illegal you try and get to your phone and first dial a Pizza, then an Ambulance, then 000.
If one cannot get out of the house, try to remain quiet and calm and not soil you undies.
Because our police department has been cut back is over worked and understaffed, it might take some time for them to arrive, thats why we dial a Pizza and Ambulance first,hoping their knocking on the door might frighten the intruder away.
When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Cafť, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.
This thread makes me think of that Crimestrike video...
WOW....some of those comments are really funny (keyboard jackleggs).......but alarming!
PPM, thanks for the reminder on the video.
Re: Turning On Lights...
I'm not worried about the BG seeing me. I'm going to be well armed and looking for him. I'm talking about turning on my outside and interior lights so that 1- he knows I'm awake and alert and 2- so I can see the threat easily wether it's outside on the porch trying to kick the door in or if it's inside heading from my livingroom down my hallway.
I love those crimestrike videos... I wonder what kind of loads that kid had in the shottie.... someone should have taught him to shoot thru the wall....
When you put the gun in the holster, put the ego in the gun safe.