posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 02:54 PM
I have seen more than one post on this forum talk about how she should have had the guns locked up in a safe to prevent this tragedy. So I finally
decided to start this thread.
The police have made no statement one way or the other as to her keeping them in a safe or not. The only half hearted reference is where one of her
relatives/friends says that she was meticulous and always put them up when she was finished for the day. That would lend credence to the idea she had
them in a safe.
Here is the key point in this thread. Just because you have them in a safe, does not mean that the other people in your house can not get to them. He
had unlimited time to mess with the safe while she was asleep every night. There is safe cracking information available on line, and in books. Given
enough time, he could have worked out the combination. He could also dig through the paperwork in the house and find the information that came with
the safe to find the combination.
Safes are only good against people that have limited time, or limited interest. A person that has limitless time, and limitless drive will get in.
There is no IFS ANDS OR BUTS! They will get in.
If she did have them in a safe, he most likely cracked the combination and made note of it for later. When the right time came, and she when to sleep
on that day, he opened up the safe, pulled out the equipment, shot her, armed up and went to do what he wanted to do.
The only way that could have been prevented is if she had an electronic safe that would keep record of the number of incorrect combination attempts.
After a set number of wrong attempts, it would lock it’s self out until a master reset code was entered. Only then, would she have been alerted to
the fact that he had been trying to gain entry into the safe.
So, remember, safes are for keeping people outside of your family from gaining access, they will not keep a family member that truly wants access from