Aim true !
My father and i were discussing what is going on in the world. He said watch your back more than ever. And stay locked and loaded,
I don't think people move away from urban crime zones to avoid a black-eye. I would say that statistically speaking as well has historical models regarding crime and violence, their decision to move 10 miles from the nearest town was probably a very sound one. The fact that someone got punched in the eye does not negate their decision.My daughter and of BF rent part of an old ranch house 10 miles from the nearest town or development in Central Tx. from an older lady. They moved out there because they thought they would be safer than in town around all the drug users. They were wrong. Other than her BF getting a black eye, no one was hurt.
I don't think anyone in this thread has any illusions about being a potential crime victim. Sure, sometimes the place you are the least safe is the place you feel the safety.. the exact opposite can also be true. I am not sure what this revelation is supposed to mean.Folks, I don't care where you live, to everyone else in the world, you are the "other guy". If it can happen, it can happen to you. You are not " me, right here where things like that don't happen". Sometimes the place you are the least safe is the place you feel the safest. The best place to attack is where the victim feels safe and does not expect to be attacked.
My point is not that the first point there is danger or might be that it is too late to get it. It may not be.Brother.. the number of people who actively carry a handgun on or about their person while inside their home is easily the extreme minority of gun owners. That said, there are a whole lot of people who have managed to arm themselves at the onset of a home invasion and successfully thwart the attack. I think your assertion currently lacks adequate qualification as common knowledge seems to stand against it. I wont say that you are wrong, I simply don't buy it.
I think it is fair to say that if you don't have a weapon(on you), you may not be able to retrieve it in time. A person can certainly bring a weapon to bear much faster if they have it on their person. I simply disagree with the suggestion that if you do not have the weapon on your person, its too late. I am not a proponent of despair, doom or hopelessness in the face of danger, I don't consider it productive. There certainly isn't much of a chance if a person does not try. As I said previously, people do it all the time. They get a gun from a nightstand, desk, closet, pantry, sock drawer, gun vault or wherever, and manage to defend themselves. Its not uncommon.
Based on this logic and framework, its probably too late even if you have it. Somehow a band of intruders have suddenly appeared inside the home and have the "drop" on the homeowner.My point is not that the first point there is danger or might be that it is too late to get it. It may not be.
But if the first you are aware of it is when they are through the door and pointing guns at you,,,,well, it is too late.
It's all about risk assessment.
You put it much more succinctly than me. Each of us is responsible for our own decisions on if, when and how to carry.Each person has to assess for themselves what is essential for security in their home. Structures differ from one area to the next and so do threat levels. Threat levels might change from one day to the next, as we have witnessed recently with rioting and looting. What is seen as practical for one may appear as quite unrealistic to another. To that end, sharing ideas/information is great, but we have to accept that not everyone will agree with our own ideas and maybe leave off criticizing another for their methods/ideas.
I plainly said.. majority, plenty and "most". None of those words mean.. all.So some people have time to go and get their gun from wherever. You seem to think that every will every time.
True.. that is why I made allowance for such a circumstance early on and mentioned it more than once.But there are those that DO NOT have that option for one reason or another
Which is why I suggested that self defense/personal safety is a "process" made up of many issues and consideration.To not consider every option and the possibility of needing it is simply asking for disaster.
Well.. that really doesnt make sense in the way you presented it. How well a persons home is secured is very likely going to impact the time it takes for someone to make entry. So saying.. no matter how hard their home is, doesnt really seem realistic(IMO). How hard the home is.. will undoubtedly effect "time" regarding a forced intrusion. I will say that although a person might not be able to bring a weapon to bear.. moving, running, or otherwise putting space between you and your attacker can afford you critical seconds needed to bring a weapon into action. So, in theory.. if I cant get to a gun in my pocket but run to the bedroom. I may be able to either produce the weapon from my pocket ( on the run) or possibly access another weapon nearby.If they have it on them and don't have time to make use of it, no matter how hard their home is or is not, then the one in the nightstand or in the safe is equally useless. Isn't it?
How do you remember where they all are? I carry a Ruger LC9 around my shop and at home, with one in the chamber, so it's easy to access if ever the need were to arise.I have a 1911 on my hip at all times. I keep a shotgun by every door. I have a 9mm on my night stand. I keep a 357 under my truck seat. I have a 380 tucked between the seats of my couch. There’s a .38 in the kitchen pantry. I keep a .22/1911 behind the toilet tank in the powder room. I have a small IED device I designed myself set near the garage door. None of this is true.