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  •  The question is whether you are laying in bed (3+ / 0-)
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    ancblu, Dogs are fuzzy, CA wildwoman

    whispering to the dispatcher who is telling you that it will be 45 mins before the cops can get there. Want to be a young woman waiting for the invader who bypassed the steel front door with its double deadbolts and simply broke a window to decide what is on his menu for you.

    I keep a shotgun and lock it up during the day. At night it rests near the night stand. I will give any invader a warning but they will not cross my bedroom threshold. I have had invaders twice as a young woman. Once the sicko killed & mutilated puppies ... his first approach was the babies room... It went on for nearly a year and the cops did not know what to do to help me. They finally advised me to get a gun and some safety training. When he finally entered I was ready.

    I find dismissal of real concerns is to marginalize the person who has no defense if something happens. I am a dead shot and I stay very calm under pressure.

    I don't need automatic weapons but no one will leave me totally defensless against a violent aggressor in my own home just because they have never had a psycho targeting them.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:12:49 PM PST

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    •  You might consider a biometric gun safe. They (1+ / 0-)
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      aren't that expensive and they provide easy access and safe storage that you don't have to think much about until you need it.

      "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

      by pengiep on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:54:06 PM PST

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