posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 08:38 AM
Why, this man makes me proud to be a Wisconsinite. I also like that he is suggesting that people take a firearms safety course and become armed to
protect themselves and their families because police cannot act preemptively -- practically all of the time they can only react to crime.
A big turning point for me was when I called 911 in the suburbs of our modestly sized city as someone was attempting to break into our home late one
night. The doors somehow withstood the barrage, and our windows couldn't be reached thank God, because they were very intent on getting inside --- we
had to have the doors replaced, the jambs fixed, etc. Weird they didn't attempt the patio and glass patio doors. I've often wondered about that.
Maybe they were so jacked up it didn't occur to them.
Anyway, the police didn't get to our home until almost 15 minutes had transpired. After they arrived they told me what Sheriff Clarke Jr. is now
saying. This was the fastest they could get here. You might want to take a firearms safety course and buy a gun to defend yourself.
Stupid to bring a knife and a bat to a gunfight, don't you think? Especially in your own home.
I don't worry about that particular bit of stupidity anymore =) I've got enough other manifestations of it to deal with.
Oh, and owning a firearm doesn't make you some retarded Rambo or something. You'd not guess by looking at me or judge by the people I associate with
or by the profession that I am in that I own firearms and that I love to shoot.
Also, I see use of a firearm as an absolute last resort. We moved away for other reasons, and in our new home we have ADT. We also have a beautiful
Yellow Lab with just the best disposition. However, he always barks and growls very loudly and deeply when the house is approached. That's how we
know someone is coming to the door. If anyone does actually get inside, I have no reservations at that point about doing whatever I have to do to
protect my wife and child. If you are batsh1t crazy enough to go past all of that and still break in, what are you not capable of doing? Sorry,
I'm not going to wait around to find out, but you are about to find out just how batsh1t crazy I can be.
I apologize for this tl;dr - if anyone reads it, well, just think of it as one to grow on =)
best wishes to all