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What will you do if an armed intruder[s] breaks into your home?

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Posted - November 20, 2023

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  • 44343
    It depends on the weapon he is carrying. If it is a firearm, I get the hell out of the house and run like hell. (I do not own a firearm.) If it is a bladed weapons, I bust head with one of my walking canes, or perhaps my axe if I can get to it.
      November 20, 2023 6:16 AM MST
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  • 17471
    I always try to keep a plan for that fresh in mind.  The only time it appeared that I had an intruder I went limp and fell to the ground.  The feet I saw turned out to be my husband trying to scare me. He was hiding but his feet were visible.   He felt awful and I felt disappointed in my ability to stay conscious to protect myself.  I was about 24 years old; hopefully I would be more capable now.  I keep a crowbar by the bed at night. 
      November 20, 2023 9:09 AM MST
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    7484
    If I had a gun, I'd shoot him, assuming he or she came in with the intent of violence.  I don't have a gun but if I did I'd have no trouble at all pulling the trigger.  Once they get the upper hand, there's nothing you can do if you are not protected, you could wake up dead tomorrow morning. lol

    Of the two of us, I believe I'd be the protector in that regard, it would just come automatically.  I would protect him with my life if necessary, hope I don't ever have to prove it though. 






    This post was edited by . at December 2, 2023 3:10 AM MST
      November 20, 2023 10:06 AM MST
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  • 2919
    I live in an apartment building.  All of our doors are steel and I have two locks, one of which is a deadbolt.  The only other way to get in would be the fire escape window on which I have an alarm, so I would be warned in advance.  If he had a gun, I probably would be at his mercy.  Anything else could probably be handled with the bowling pin I have.
      November 20, 2023 11:50 AM MST
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  • 268
      November 21, 2023 5:02 AM MST
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  • 2919
    Too bad he didn't hit either of them, but they deserved it.
      November 21, 2023 9:54 AM MST
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  • 268
    I hope he didn't hit anyone in the apt across the hall. 
      November 22, 2023 5:04 AM MST
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  • 2919
    If you look at the door across from the apartment, it doesn't look as though there are any bullet holes in it.
      November 22, 2023 7:48 AM MST
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  • 268
    The door wasn't hit but look at the wall next to the door as he's shooting.
      November 23, 2023 2:56 AM MST
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  • 2919
    I didn't look closely enough.
      November 23, 2023 9:21 AM MST
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  • 268
    It took me watching it a couple of times before I noticed it too.
      November 25, 2023 12:47 AM MST
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  • 2919
    Now I don't feel so dumb. :)
      November 25, 2023 7:31 AM MST
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  • 10083
    I would probably lose control of my bodily functions. 
      November 20, 2023 1:31 PM MST
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  • 32946
    My husband keeps a bat by the bed. If the person was armed we would try to get out without confronting him. And call the police. 
      November 20, 2023 5:54 PM MST
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  • 5453
    I would have to call the police to have them fill out a report and remove the body of the armed intruder from my house.  I’d also have to call a disaster cleaning service to clean up the blood and any other pieces that might have gone flying across the room.
      November 20, 2023 8:36 PM MST
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  • 17471
    Homeowners insurance might cover the cleanup cost. 
      November 21, 2023 11:23 AM MST
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  • 7777
    I have a guard cat. Anyone trying to get in is toast. This post was edited by Zack at December 2, 2023 3:10 AM MST
      November 21, 2023 5:03 AM MST
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  • 32946
    My used to be a guard cat but he has gotten nicer for some reason. 
      November 21, 2023 10:50 AM MST
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  • 10083
    I thought you were kidding!
      November 23, 2023 7:02 AM MST
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  • 448
    Get my Samurai sword and come out swinging.
      November 21, 2023 4:54 PM MST
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  • 1943
    He probably looking down the barrel of my 357 Magnum... Boom boom out goes his lights! 
      November 22, 2023 4:41 PM MST
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  • 44343
    Off goes his head.
      November 24, 2023 2:29 PM MST
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