reply to post by Jkd Up
Several years ago, a wealthy friend gave me a tour of his new home. In its abundance was a "safe" room. with a heavy metal door that could be
locked from the outside for the safe storage of valuables and from the inside to his family of three to secure themselves within. It had no windows,
no other door, a concrete floor with a unknown material--now that I think about it--for the ceiling.
Sounds like the perfect solution for a Virginian: run in there, lock yourself in and...and...hope they leave quietly when finished with whatever
business they came about.
In other words, in most homes, high-dollar or budget, a "safe" room is nothing but a self-imposed cell making yourself the mercy of the intruder.
You are nicely vacate the rest of the house while they go through it. Your undying fear while in there is that they don't sent the house on fire.
And that is the fallacy of most safe rooms.
Understand that a "safe room" is a liberal concept based on the asinine probablity that the intruder is only there to take you jewlry and TV set
will eventually leave, and nobody will get hurt, you or the intruder. Afterall, it is only property they are after right, not family rape?.
Regardless of the castle law being recognized or not in your state, you are responsible for yourself and others around you. YOU have to decide the
best action to take and be prepared to take the consequences. Don't allow your life to hinge on some liberal interpretation of self defense. Even
where we respect that law, most folks aren't trigger happy, their malicious intent should be evident. It happens, but in Texas, we rarely shoot
thieves or burgulars in the back as they pocket the family silver.
If your complete house is fireproof from top to bottom, inside and out then a safe room can be just the ticket for a woman or children to flee into.
Be aware, however, if the house is not fireproof you may have a walk-in oven there.
Plus, people fail to understand that a modern house is very similar to those paper Japanese houses with paper room dividers. A few kicks to standard
half-inch sheetrock walls will give you access to any locked room or closet. .