Fighting off a home invasion

Discussion in 'Safety' started by remnant, May 26, 2016.

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  1. remnant

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    Good invasions include burglary, murder, rape and kidnapping. The kneejerk reaction of most people is to call the police or trigger the home security alarm system. A good alternative is to purchase a bullhorn or trigger the fire alarm in threatening cases. Noise is a deterrent to home invasion. A person should get a noisebox that blasts loud sound effects to call neighbours attention to the police. One indispensable weapon of choice is the wasp spray which can reach 25 feet to hit any intruder. This will disarm them and cause them to be temporarily blinded.
     
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  2. John Snort

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    You know your home better than intruders and can use that to your advantage. You need weapons in every room in your home because you can't be sure in which room you'll be when someone breaks into your home. Conceal them well so no one can guess [you have the weapons hidden in plain sight].
     
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  3. meganisonfire

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    I would fight off a home invasion by keeping a gun next to my head at night. If I had a camp site with a tent I would put bells around all my valuables. If the bells go off then I am going to start shooting! Does anyone else think that this is a good idea?
     
  4. QtheMyst

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    Wow these are great ideas, thank you! I've been so worried because there have been a string of crimes in my neighborhood recently, and I am often spending the night at home alone. I didn't even think about the bullhorn, but this is a great idea. The way my house is situated, neighbors can't see much of what's going on, but they could definitely hear a loud noise like that. This is a perfect solution for me, since I don't want a gun.
     
  5. Lakeisha Brown

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    I have guns in every room and two inside my room. One under my mattress and the other in my closet. If an intruder comes in I will take cover and place my aim on him/her. I'm going to shot and more than likely I won't miss. I don't give second chances.
     
  6. filmjunkie08

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    Being a single mom, my brother bought me a steel bat to place under my bed so that I could protect myself in case of a home invasion. I appreciate his sentiment, but I don't want the attacker to get close enough so that I can use the bat. I never though of wasp spray as part of my "arsenal". Thank you for the tip.
     
  7. Arboreal

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    Like anything else, practice practice practice before it happens. Check how long does it take you to get to where your weapons are, and to your "safe room" (if you have one).

    I'm not sure about this, you should probably check what ringed the bells first, or you might end up shooting left and right (and, for instance, hitting your neighbor) after a stray dog wanders near your tent, or something.
     
  8. tb65

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    I think one way to stop a home invasion is to prevent it as much as you can. Having a security system that can't be tripped is a good start and being aware of your surroundings. A lot of times people make the mistake of thinking since they live in a area where there's not a lot of crime this can't happen. Being prepared is always the best way to keep you and your family safe. It would help to have a weapon in every room but knowledge of how to use that weapon is good too. Don't be paranoid just be ready.
     
  9. Arkane

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    Holy crap! where do you people live?
    Why the heck would you live there if you are in such fear?

    Move! get out of there. Go somewhere better.

    Location, Location, Location!
     
  10. Corzhens

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    We live in a village with a security guard. However, the security and protection is not that effective since there are cases of burglary every month at least. last year there were 2 cases of break-ins with murder. A young guy waking up to a break-in was knifed by the burglar that was fatal. Another case was in the adjacent village where the burglar gunned down the owner.

    For our protection against intruders particularly at night time, we leave so many lights turned on. In the front, there is one in the grotto that is beside the terrace with also a light and 2 lights in the garage (one in the inner and another in the driveway). In the back, there's also another bulb to cover the backyard and the side of our house. We have been here since 2001 and those lights, although expensive with electric consumption, seemed to have been protecting us effectively against house intruders.

    PS. We also have 3 dogs.
     
  11. Arkane

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    Damn!
    Here I have left the car unlocked for a month once, no one touch it!
    Been here twenty years now and never had a problem! no guards, no dogs no problems!
     
  12. Arboreal

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    Dogs are pretty good in deterring burglaries, vast majority of thieves won't bother dealing with a dog, so when they see one, they'll go and pick another house to rob. I don't know your situation, of course, but I'd wager the dogs were much more important for keeping your home safe than lights. It's a pity there's so much violent crime in your area, I hope it improves soon.

    That's often possible, because people have jobs, family members to take care of and so on. I'm lucky to live in a country with very low crime rates, I've lived in a metropolitan area for five years now and nobody tried to steal anything from me since then, except for one homeless guy who apparently was also a pickpocket - but not good at all at this, fortunately.
     
  13. Arkane

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    I was always under the impression that the crims should be locked up!
    Not the people!
    Something really wrong there.
     
  14. Ken S LaTrans

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    I was a police officer for 30 years. One thing I can tell you is that the criminal element will travel TO the more affluent areas for home invasions and burglaries. Why? The better stuff is in the better neighborhoods.

    Street level violent crime is endemic to lower class neighborhoods...but as far as a home invasion goes, the affluent are the targets. So "Location, Location, Location" really doesn't mean a lot beyond an anecdotal response to an issue you don't understand.

    Yes, there are home invasions in lower class neighborhoods too...but those are most often drug related, rather than a classic robbery of valuables. Someone believes that Dealer X has drugs stashed and a particular home so that house/apartment is targeted.

    In more affluent areas, the goal is to steal valuables that can be sold to purchase drugs. It can be a problem anywhere.
     
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  15. Keith H.

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    Ken S LaTrans

    I think Arkane was not meaning move suburbs/towns but to get the hell out of the USA as it has become a cesspit.
     
  17. Old Geezer

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    Corrupt government must be disobeyed. If the government goes totalitarian, then the people must rise up in a civil war against all people who support the government and certainly against government officials. Cut off the power to the cities. Shut down as much of the power grid as is possible. Contaminate water supplies leading to government buildings. Fight a guerrilla war. Put back weapons and ammunition even if it is illegal to do so.

    Here in the dis-United States, economic and social collapse will likely occur prior to the beginning of any civil war. Won't be anything to start -- it will have already hit the fan. U.S. cities are doomed.

    And as I've said so many times before. In communist states such as California, less than 15% of assault rifle owners obey the law. The confiscation of firearms will instantly lead to random and frequent attacks against government buildings and government workers. The people attacking will be majority military and ex-military. Sheriff departments across America are disobeying state mandates ... right now ... even as I write this. National Guard units are NOT going to remain united and loyal to orders given that are repugnant to the concept of civilians being free citizens. Some soldiers will fight against good citizens trying to defend themselves against corrupt government; however, tens of thousands of soldiers will obey an officer corps who will have turned on the corrupt government.
     
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  18. Old Geezer

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    Due to career type I've had to live in a large city just a few years back (subsequently, I've left the place). While living in that area for circa one year's time, there were two murders of civilized humans who had wandered into uncivilized areas. Also, there were two home invasions. During one instance, a mother and daughter were robbed, taken out individually to get money out of an ATM machine, returned, raped, and severely beaten. In another instance, a mother and daughter were coming home only to be met by monsters who robbed, raped, and murdered them.

    I had a fellow try to get into my house in the wee hours of the morning. He stated that his car was disabled and needed to make a phone call. I had a pump shotgun. Spoke with him. He then went back to his "disabled" car and drove off.

    This stuff happens now when we still have an economy. I've heard of invasions in rural areas. Thieves know full good and well that all rural folk are armed. Still they attack. It has gotten this bad.

    When the SHTF, ALL BETS ARE OFF AS FAR AS THE "CRAZY-FACTOR" IS CONCERNED!!!
     
  19. Old Geezer

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    I often walk around my house with a handgun in my pocket. I just do. I like guns. Practicality-wise, this gets me used to having one of my little buddies being in my pocket(s). I'm not fearful.

    I have a shotgun out for the wife.

    When I've got neighbors screaming at each other or have unknown cars occupied by unknown persons arguing with neighbors, that's when the more precious toys and plenty of candy come out ... perchance to play. Y'never can say. Things are just that way.

    I've got some folk who live nearby who I hope remove each other from the gene pool. They have their drug habit in common, so they get along ... for now. Sometimes their families curse and make death threats to one another just out our bedroom window. Have a chest-of-drawers next to bed that would stop handgun rounds.

    If they begin killing each other, I'll call the emergency personnel ... after their bodies stop writhing.

    For entertainment purposes, I'd pay good money to watch these "people" scream to death.
     
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  20. Keith H.

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    From what I have seen & experienced I don't think there will be enough people here to fight our government, it would take something really severe on the part of the government to even make Australians sit up & pay attention! Further we could not possibly trust our Police service & military to do the right thing. Right now there is a firearms amnesty in place where people can hand in unregistered firearms. I do not believe this has anything to do with public safety. We have already had a firearms confiscation because the guns were registered, I don't believe that was for public safety either!!!
    Keith.
     
  21. Keith H.

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    I used to strap on a hand gun every day when we lived in the Territory, can't get away with that here in NSW though.
    Keith.
     
  22. lonewolf

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    home invasion is not something that's top of my list where I live but it was always a thought when I lived in a city, not long after I moved out someone tried to kick in a friends front door in the same area at 5am, they weren't successful but it was the first time anything like that had happened and was perhaps a sign of the times.
     
  23. arctic bill

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    keith. is that why you use a flintlock? because it is allowed and all other not allowed
     
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  24. Keith H.

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    No Bill, I have modern long guns too, but as a long term survival firearms I prefer the flintlock. Plus of course I am an 18th century living historian & experimental archaeologist, that is my hobby.
    Keith.
     
  25. arctic bill

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    I hear you, i am a american civil war reenactor historian . in fact i am off this week to gettysburg pennsylvania for the 155th reenactment of that great battle, i will be living in the 1860 for the next several days .
     
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  26. watcherchris

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    Arctic Bill,

    One of the Engineers at this shipyard is a reenactor too and goes to the Gettysburg gathering annually.

    He is also a scale and accurate model shipbuilder..and makes by hand very accurate ships...even small river ships to accuracy building the boilers and sails etc. etc. with great detail.

    I enjoy talking with him and savoring the width and breadth of the history he knows. ...even down to how they set up camp when they moved to different locations in those days.
    Good Lord..they must have suffered in those woolen uniforms in those days...particularly in the heat.


    Been to Gettysburg myself and have seen the Museum and Battlefield. Sharpsburg, Md. too....Antietam battlefield.


    Fortress Monroe is here across town with it's casemate.

    The Monitor and Merrimac battle took place here in this harbor.


    I have seen the engine for the USS Monitor when it was brought up by diving teams. It was put into DryDock 10 at this shipyard and salt water sprayed on it....while it's holding tank was being completed uptown at the Mariners Museum in Newport News.

    It was a sort of eerie feeling to know history ..to see history up close and personal ....by seeing this engine before most of America got to see or know much about it. Then to turn around in the same dry dock and see the huge bronze propellers of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight Eisenhower CVN 69 stored in the same dry dock. And then the Eisenhower herself towering above the drydock next door..in this shipyard for overhaul and refueling.


    Numerous smaller battlefield sites are between here and Richmond/Petersburg, Virginia ...from the Peninsula Campaign and later battles.


    Went to Charleston, South Carolina to see the CSS Hunley under desalinization. I was shocked to see how small it is having worked on current Nuclear Submarines.

    Also the Yorktown Battlefield of Revolutionary War fame is about 10 miles north of me ...Yorktown, Virginia near the York River.

    Lots of history happened here in this area...even before the founding of this country.

    Still...when time allows I like to visit historical sites and learn.


    Also what I found initially stunning by looking at the uniforms and other clothing surviving of that time period....was to realize how small was the stature of most people in those days......male and female both.

    We tend to take our size for granted today..but it was not always so with most Americans. Most were much smaller in size than are we today. That realization was a wake up call for me.

    Interesting what comes to you when you know some history...and see certain historical pieces ..up close and personal.


    Thanks,
    Watcherchris

    Not an Ishmaelite
     
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