posted on Jun, 6 2003 @ 04:01 PM
Having someone come into your home that shouldn't be there/not invited isnt a nice thing to happen to you!
my home was broken into twice, the first time we was all in bed asleep, apart from my son at the time, who saw the burglar, and still doesnt turn all
his bedroom lights off, even after 7 yrs.
the second time myself, partner and son were in the livingroom, in broad-day-light. when I saw a shadow walk past my glass living room door, instead
of telling my partner, I just got up and walked out, to be confronted by (another drug-addict, that was living in my area) with a nice looking rife,
pointing right out me. The next thing I know, my son is walking out the livingroom door to be confronted with this prat and his gun.
I didnt even think twice, not alone once, and went for the gun, my son means more to me than anything and anybody, and would do anything to protect
him. Thankfully the gun didnt go off (found out later, it wasnt loaded, although still could have been) and he belted me round the head with it. The
next thing I remember was waking up in hospital with a splitting headache and my son laid across me fast asleep.
He wasnt caught by the police, even if they had, nothing would have happen, smack on the hand and a fine, like the rest of them!
But he was dealt with in time!
The thought of starring down the barrel of a gun isnt appealing to me, and thankfully we have now moved within the last 2 wks.
There's noway I would want to go through that again, but to protect my son I'd do anything, even die for him!
I dont think just doing a back-ground check is really enough, we had a bloke over here a few years ago, that went on the rampage in "Hungerford",
killing and hurting people at random for no real reason. When he was finally caught, he was just another "normal" guy! His neighbours said that he
was quiet and very shy, well they say the quiet ones can be worse!
Then there was the children in a playground, it was an infants schoold, where the children were just playing in the playground, sadly 7 - 10 were
killed plus a teacher as well! They said he was a "normal" bloke going to work and #, then just cracked!
where does it stop?
You could have a "normal" back ground" fine up-bringing etc etc, and then crack!
I'm all for people protecting their homes etc and looking after their own, totally agree with that. It doesnt matter what the law is, your always
going to get people who just dont give a fig, about you and anyone else!