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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DiscoFam, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. DiscoFam

    DiscoFam Springfield Member

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    You are coming home with your family and as you pull up to your house you see the glass in the front door is broken. Do you:

    Enter the house with your gun drawn?

    Stay in the car and call 911?

    Other?

    I'd just like to know what other people would do.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Stay in the car and call 911. Neither I nor my family is in imminent danger, and any damage that can be done to the house is already done.

    Keith
     
  3. DiscoFam

    DiscoFam Springfield Member

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    And there is no way of knowing if anyone is still there, how many, or if they're armed.
     
  4. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Call my dog......if he doesn't come out of the house with blood on his snout from eating whoever broke in, pull back and call 911, then my closest neighbor (a retired sheriff) and wait. The only weapon in my house not kept in a safe is my daily carry weapon, and it will be on me.
     
  5. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    Same here, if they don’t come out. I would have my wife stay just far enough to see the house and would go around to the road behind my house and make sure if they leave I know what they look like and point the cops in the right direction.... At least thats what i hope i would do BUT i have gone in before. we took the dogs to the dog park and came home to the front door opened. i went in the door and said to the dogs "who's here" thats there sign to get pissed and start looking around for someone.

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  6. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking pups :) .

    Keith
     
  7. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    Happened to my wife and I. Called 911, about 50 cops showed up within 10 minutes. Caught the dud, everyone went home. The only way to go!
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Back up and call 911.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Note: If you call the cops and you have dogs inside, they may make the first order of business to shoot your dogs. This is not intended to start a cop bashing theme so don't go there, just warning you in advance for the sake of your pooches that you might want to have some plan in advance concerning your furry pals

    My answer to the OP question? It depends. I have all guns locked up but quite a few medieval and martial arts weapons displayed and I would not enjoy running into one of them point blank.. likely would back the wife away down the street if she were with me, and recon the back yard and maybe lay in wait for a bit to see if anyone exits. I do have two Rotties inside so a home break in is quite unlikely. I carry 24/7 and often have a tricked out Mini 14 in the trunk/lockbox
     
  10. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I will agree with back up call 911. There is nothing in my house worth my families life.
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    A friend saw a Pierce Co sheriff shoot a neighbors dog.He went to the front porch,the dog came from the side and he just shot it.It was a Rot
    My friend and his lawyer buddy took the dog to the vet in his Benz.Yeah it was bleeding good.

    Man I don't know.I don't carry all the time,so they may have my gun.I would have to wait
    But my neighbor would probably had already call 911 and they'd be there before me.

    If I had the gun with me,I would probably wait outside the door for them.
    But I would use a club instead.
     
  12. DERGLOCKINMEISTER

    DERGLOCKINMEISTER SPRINGFIELD OREGON Member

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    Why put your family or yourself in danger when you could simply watch and report the facts to LEO when they arrive ? Home invasion when you are there is one thing - you have every right to protect yourself when you are in peril , but I bet the courts would take a different view if you knowingly put yourself in danger to protect "stuff". Carrying a weapon is not license to become a cowboy unless you are in danger or someone else is . The temptation to go all rambo on some bubble gummer crook is certainly there , but you could end up doing time along with the tweaker that was trying to steal your tv
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    In a castle doctrine state it means just that.. it's your castle and you can defend it either way. Is that the smart thing to do? Maybe not..

    I also do not agree with the automatic assumption that it's only the TV they may want. It could be they broke in while in a high condition, and are within waiting for your wife or daughter to come home. This was one main reason I bought our first Rottie and had him professionally protection trained down in the madhouse called Sacramento, CA. My wife came home before me every work day, and with our big bad 125 lb male Rottie to greet her in the entrance window, she knew no other things were alive inside except for the cat
     
  14. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    My dad used to say "If you go looking for trouble you will probably find it.".
     
  15. DERGLOCKINMEISTER

    DERGLOCKINMEISTER SPRINGFIELD OREGON Member

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    scenario - you come home with your family and notice broken glass ,,,, so naturally being the rambo that you are you go charging in guns ablazin !!!
     
  16. DiscoFam

    DiscoFam Springfield Member

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    I have two lhasa's and a saint. They are about as protection oriented as a couple handicapped teddy bears. Even being 150 lbs the saint would rather lick you and sit on your lap than bite you, and the lhasa's are perfect soccer balls....
     
  17. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    My family would be my first concern. I would insure their safety and call 911. After that point, to many variables to say.
     
  18. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    As much as I complain about paying taxes, it does pay for 911 services.

    Time to get some benefit back. Call 'em, its their job.
     
  19. sports-shooter

    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    Same here. I will just let the police do their job.
     
  20. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have two young attack Dachshunds. THEY WILL TEAR YOUR ANKLES UP!!!. That being said, I will wait for the cops.