Thread: So you're in your house...
10/17/2012 11:50pm, #91
I think I'm going to do a series of these situational response threads.
This being a martial arts site, it's enlightening for all of us, to ascertain the wide bandwidth of intended responses to a similar SD event, depending on where, and in what setting, they reside.
It wouldn't be as valuable, but the majority of our posters, especially our regulars, have great passion for MA and SD. I'll put it all in YMAS, so we're more free to have fun.
How many of you all would call the cops, as an initial response, prior to what you'd then do (as posted)?
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10/18/2012 2:01am, #92
I do however suggest calling the cops being pretty damn high on everyone's list, other than maybe getting your kids into the same room as you.
10/18/2012 8:12am, #93
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I never call the cops until I know it wasn't just a noise. 99% of the time, the someone sneaking around my house is my offspring or my (damn) cat.
True story: my cat is responsible for breaking my foot once. No, the story doesn't get more interesting than that.
On, or in? Never mind.
Mjolnir is to hammers, what freaky-large penors are to porn. I'm not ashamed of what we have. Although I have angered her on occasion, and nearly lost fingers to her rage.
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10/18/2012 8:31am, #94
10/18/2012 10:17am, #95
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10/18/2012 10:51am, #96
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Calling 911 is one of the reasons we keep our cellphones in the bedroom when we go to bed. Otherwise, if you depend on the house phone you could have an issue as house phones can be disabled. That being one of the first steps, attempting to contain the threat and secure the area is just what I do.
10/18/2012 11:31am, #97
no phone in bedroom.
Secure family first, then call. (or have the wife call simultaneous to my bad guy interdiction)And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.
10/18/2012 12:18pm, #98
Suddenly I am going through all these mental scenarios.
Perhaps an alarm system is in order."We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"
10/18/2012 12:37pm, #99
10/18/2012 12:55pm, #100
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In Ireland the laws about what you can and can't do are pretty murky
Pretty much you have to retreat until you can retreat no further, and then you may use reasonable force to defend your self and other occupants
With this in mind I would wait at the top of the stairs. This would give me the advantage of higher ground (+1)
The wife would call the Guards, but we are a minimum of half an hour from the barracks, and they only have the one squad car for the area, so if there is another incident in the area we are pretty much on our own
One good bit of advice a friends father gave me was if you have to shoot some attacker put the first barrel into them and the second barrel into the cieling. That way you can claim you fired a warning shot
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