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It's lucky the homeowners were able to wrest control of the shotgun from the criminals, but I'm mildly surprised they weren't packing. If these fine specimens of humanity had kicked in my door overnight, they'd both be dead and I'd be regrouting the tile in my entry.

Dallas Morning News: Mom tells kids to hide in closet during Blue Mound home invasion

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firni
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
With the thefts and break-ins we've had in our neighborhood lately, I've wondered what the jagoffs would do after pushing in MY house, to find a 5'5" crazy-eyed woman with a taser in one hand and a .45 in the other.

My husband figures after the first one got tased, the other(s) would probably run away, ruining my fun.
oddharmonic
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
We got a neighborhood watch notice a few weeks ago about a string of armed push-ins. It led to us joking about how that'd end at our home.

I don't have a taser but I should get one. And some more smoke bombs, because I should play outside with my Airsoft guns more often.
firni
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
I'd have a hard time not shrieking "CASTLE DOCTRINE, BITCH!" at anyone after I'd stunned them.
ex_ciannait
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
We have a pistol, but it's locked up and the key's on another floor! I doubt it'd be much help if someone decided to break in...
oddharmonic
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
We have a .357. It's in a locked case in a room that does not have an exterior entry with the key nearby but hidden from the kiddo's reach.

I keep a chunk of crepe myrtle by the door so if someone tries to push in when one of us answers the door, it's easily grabbed to whack them one.
indigodye
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about taking the c&c class here in Ohio.
oddharmonic
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I think everyone should take a basic gun safety class at some point in their lives just to have that basic knowledge.

I support concealed carry permits and the requirements for them; I completed the prerequisites for one in Colorado but never submitted the application. Texas has slightly different requirements so I'll complete those sometime in the future.
sage_and_sea
Sep. 3rd, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
It's on my 101 to take a gun class - I don't want to be too afraid to use one should I ever need to.
srakkt
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of the only real reason I have to hate living in Massachusetts.
oddharmonic
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
And one of my favorite reasons I like living in Texas.

One of my fondest memories of living in Massachusetts was using the raised back door from the detached garage as a blind for shooting at woodchucks in the garden. We lived in the boonies of southern Worcester County.
themacguffin
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
while we were in Oklahoma they instituted a Make My Day law, where you can willingly and legally open fire on anyone you deem is a threat to your person or home

"hey, there's that little brat Billy Barnes coming over the fence to get his guldarn basketball again. Get my .357 with the hollow points, Martha, he's carrying a rake"
oddharmonic
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
What felony is associated with retrieving a basketball? I don't see what reasonable belief of intended injury or felony would happen with that.

(And I use silver-jacketed ammunition. Keeps vampires dead too.)
themacguffin
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
thats my point, there doesn't have to be a felony, just a "perceived" one before you can openly shoot a trespasser or someone you "consider" is going to do you bodily harm or take something off your property... there will be an investigation yes, but more than likely it will be your word against the dead guys as to what happens, and tie goes to the runner, so you won't be charged
rapier
Sep. 3rd, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Dang, you remind me it's been awhile since I've stripped and cleaned my pistol.

Also, you'd think that because I live in Colorado I could find someplace to go shooting, but no. I mean, I could go find some secluded spot in the prairie, but goodness' sake it's just a 22-caliber pistol. And did you know there are no indoor pistol ranges around here? Living in the suburbs has its advantages, but this ain't one of them.
radixx
Sep. 4th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
9mm Ruger P95dc with a 15 round clip of "Quick Shok" ammo. That ammo's designed to break into three pieces upon soft tissue impact. The gun's hidden, but unlocked (no kids).
kitsunekaboom
Sep. 4th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
No one in my household owns a firearm. (Myself for my own special reasons, not sure about other housemates. Though, none of these have to do with believing we shouldn't have the right to bare arms). However, most of us are pretty damn handy with a sword and a few martial arts so we're not too bad off either.
may_lyn
Sep. 5th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
wowsers.

well, then again, if your kids are at stake....
ekdogg
Sep. 7th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
you have to be real mother fucker to do a home invasion. You know, there are a lot of crimes you can do and be sure you never threaten a human life, so I don't even take the "I am trying to feed my family, man" excuse.
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