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    My home security system
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    That is right I have the dark lord of the Sith watching over us.

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    I always have my phone in my bedroom.

    With the best will in the world, a weapon probably won't put a fire out.

    In the event of determined intruders, my house is very small and features a open semi-spiral staircase, with good visibility. It comes up between my room and my son's.
    In it's resting state, the staircase alone is almost lethal to all but the careful and sober perambulist.

    After shitting like an agricultural muck-spreader, I will be standing at the top of the stairs.

    Choice of weapon includes a nightstick by my bed, and several escrima tools in the corner.
    There is a samurai sword, but no room to wield it effectively. I suspect my wife could hold the door well enough with it though, just by jabbing it through the opening.

    All that said, if they stay downstairs, I imagine they can take what the **** they like.

    I thought through it all recently, when 3 guys forced entry to house in the next street, dealt a beating, and took about 300 worth of stuff. (The isolated nature, nice neighborhood, and the amount taken suggest it was probably just a drug related debt collection)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignorami View Post
    After shitting like an agricultural muck-spreader, I will be standing at the top of the stairs.
    Just reverse this ^ as they're coming up the stairs.

    Should send 'em out in a damned hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja View Post
    I think I'm going to do a series of these situational response threads.
    Great! Because there was this low period in my life when I was living out of my van and I had a run in at the laundromat...



    I was really sorry to waste a good bottle of Jack like that. And that lighter was a momento from an old buddy. But somethings can't be helped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Styygens View Post
    I was really sorry to waste a good bottle of Jack like that.
    Na not a waste. The bottle might last a day or two...but the sound it makes breaking a criminal thug's grill open is forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    In Ireland the laws about what you can and can't do are pretty murky
    Before my home invasion, I happened to be a juror in an Atlanta murder trial. It was fascinating, I learned two important laws exist in Georgia. (I am not a lawyer so these are my layman's understanding)

    1) Of interest to this thread: Georgia has a Castle Law, meaning I was not required to retreat but rather I may defend my home with an appropriate level of force.

    2) Of general interest to martial artists: Georgia has a mutual combat law, ie if two people agree to fight and one dies it is not murder but rather the lesser charge of manslaughter. (Difficult to prove?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja View Post
    So anyway, you're in your house, and you are upstairs, and you hear someone kick the door in downstairs...

    Just what the hell do you do? WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO???

    Ready.....Go


    Run down the stairs giggling like a school girl.

    Seriously, I would feel for said person. I'm a weapons hoarder. You are highly likely to get shot (bullet or arrow), stabbed, sliced, or blugenged.
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    While deployed there was a rapist who was breaking in to homes. He was targeting homes of those he knew the husband was deployed. So there was some paranoia. When we got home we had found that many of the spoused has gone an recieved training on how to secure the home. My wife had starting keeping the Glock close along with the other things I had in the house. Other wives had shotguns and even an M4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezere View Post
    He was targeting homes of those he knew the husband was deployed.
    That reminded me of this story from a few years ago of a serial panty burgler.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/C...of-2522954.php

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    Are you guys prepared for the possibility of shooting and killing someone you know?
    "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"
    -Animal MacYoung

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