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  •  I live in downtown DC (10+ / 0-)

    and have been the victim or burglary twice.  I have no desire to ever have a gun in my house.

    I will say though that while getting a security system was nice nothing has made me or my wife feel safer than adopting a rescue Doberman.  She is a sweet girl but that bark is enough to make me have to meet the UPS person at the street because she wont even come on the porch with the door closed and locked.  

    And a guard dog breed is naturally territorial.  She investigates sounds in the night.  She runs to the window to look at anything moving or making noise.  She doesn't like things happening out of their natural patterns.  

    Doorbell rings 15 seconds after I get off the phone?  No problem.. she knows that usually means food is being delivered.  Knock on the door while I'm at the computer with my head phones on?  ALL HOLY HELL IS UNLEASHED IN A VOLATILE FRENZY OF TEETH, CLAWS AND BARKING until I  look out the window to see the frightened FedEx guy backing down my sidewalk and say its okay.

    If you want security, by ALL MEANS.... get yourself a good dog.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 11:29:24 AM PST

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