reply to post by impaired
If the burgler wasn't going to kill the man why did he also have a gun?
When you burgler a home, if you have a gun that changes the legal case to armed home invasion, a different class of crime vs entering a home with no
And here we have, probably a young person preying on the old.
I am approaching 60, my husband 70. I have recently learned how to use a hand gun (learned on a rifle when I was 12 on our farm and I was quite
Some people are nasty bullies and one must be prepared to defend yourself against them.
The police, in my area will come within seconds of a call, but that isn't the case in all areas and once we retire, I want to move out further to the
We will have a good security system, a couple big dogs to alert us of intruders and a couple guns.
I am normally a very generous soul. If you were to knock on my door and looked like you needed a square meal and shower and wouldn't hurt us, I
would give you shelter for the night, a nice meal and any stuff laying around I have no need of. But, try and steal from me or hurt one of my love
ones, invade my sanctuary and I would defend myself.
There's a good magazine and website out called, Backwoods Home Magazine, link here: www.backwoodshome.com...
Excellent site to visit as it has articles that tell you about how to live in a rural enviroment. It's a very interesting website.
With times only going to get worse, many people are going to resort to stuff like this and I feel it's only just beginning.
The rich can afford security guards on the first floor of their expensive condos and gated communities.
It's the common man that has been pitted against each other.
I'm ready. Be warned burglers, home invaders and unscrupulous people that think all old people are weak and easy prey. I'm ready and if you enter
my home without my permission - and I get to my gun first, my home may be your last you invade.
In other countries and in distant times old people were revered for their knowledge and wisdom, now and in this place and time, many are left to fend
for themselves and many fall easy prey (notice how I keep using that word - no I'm not senile, prey is a very good term of what this thread is
On this planet, in the animal kingdom, man is just a savage hairless ape that happens to be able to do a little math and walk upright.
Some, too many now days prey (there's that word again
) upon those he/she deem weaker, which really isses me off because to my way of thinking, if
you are strong or have an advantage, you have a responsibilty to help those around you that are less fortunate, but many people see it now as a
opportunity to take advantage of others.
So, I'm gearing up for retirement, life in the country - and be warned, I'm a friendly person, but if someone thinks that all older people are easy
prey, think again, I'm ready to protect myself.
I also agree with henriquefd, I wish our world was different, but this is currently the type of world we live in.
I hope this Chicago man gets off. He was in his own home, minding his own business and someone had the gall to enter his home without his permission
with an intention to steal what he worked for and possibly harm him. This guy had every right to defend himself.
If the burgler indeed had a gun, he was playing for keeps.
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