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  •  Actually, yes, I have experienced having my home (2+ / 0-)
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    invaded.  My, girlfriend at the time (now she is my wife) was home with a broken leg, late afternoon when two probably drugged up thugs broke into the house.  What's more scary is that they did so after knocking on the front door to see if anyone was home and when they saw her pull back the curtain to see who was at the door they started trying to kick it in.  Thankfully, it didn't give.  They then went around to the back door and it didn't give either.  On the third attempt they used a window.

    By odd luck I had set the alarm system we had recently installed and configured it to give her room to roam around but protect the area of the house they entered.  Thankfully they did not cut the phone lines (hardly anybody had cell phones back then) and it and later she was able to call out.  The alarm system scared them off, but had they thought about it, they could have disabled it by cutting the phone lines and then would have known they were still safe.  As far as the police response, well it still took 40 minutes to respond to an active home invasion and this was in the city.  

    Had they not got scared off, only the gods know what they would have done to her.  So don't  trying to tell me what kind of guns I can have or how much ammunition I can have loaded in them.  It isn't your choice.  If you don't like the existing laws you are free to campaign to change them.  Until then your opinion has been duly noted.

    As far as any argument you might start trying to make about this being a home, similar things happen in public too.

    •  Well, whether you appreciate it or not... (1+ / 0-)
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      1.  It was your alarm system that scared the thugs off and

      2.  had your girlfriend been able to access a weapon, she'd have likely become another gun-owning victim not-so-rare statistic and

      3.  Since you don't occupy your own private island, and your gun-advocacy position could be more dangerous than beneficial to the rest of us, I will continue to tell you and, more importantly, our elected officials what types of guns and how much ammunition you and others like you may store in your home for the rather statistically rare "just in case" scenario.  

      4.  Again, hardly any reasonable person is saying you can't have a gun or even a lot of guns, but a lot of reasonable people understand the not-very-likely scenario of you actually needing to perform like Dirty Harry or Rambo.

      "The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." ~ Steven Biko

      by Marjmar on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:49:53 PM PST

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