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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:55 PM

What do you rely on for home security?

I realize people may use more than one of the choices but I'm just trying to get an idea of how guns fit in to the way people think about their own safety.
75 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Locks on doors and security on external property
14 (19%)
Home Security System
10 (13%)
One or more dogs or other animals
21 (28%)
Telephone to call 911
0 (0%)
Kitchen knife and a baseball bat
0 (0%)
Gun and the training to use it
14 (19%)
I live in a very secure building
1 (1%)
I live in a remote area
4 (5%)
I sleep with a weapon
0 (0%)
OTHER
11 (15%)
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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:56 PM

1. I have a mastiff (nt)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:58 PM

2. !

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. She's a sweetheart. She might lick a burglar to death

But the noise of a dog might deter somebody, at least I hope.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:02 PM

10. that's a lot of pet!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:19 PM

19. Great for those days when the car won't start. n/t

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:56 PM

74. Do you just saddle her up and ride to town?



How much does she eat, anyway? I have puddy tats who are actually quite good watch cats unless something that doesn't exist freaks them out. That drives me berserk, sigh.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:07 PM

81. !

:spittake:

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:20 AM

128. I all ways wanted a mastiff

But too big for the condo and I need a low maintenance pet.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:00 PM

5. I want one

I've heard they are good with kids

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:02 PM

9. They have joint problems, it turns out

But, yeah, very sweet dogs. At least this one is.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:00 PM

51. Newfoundland/springer, cattle dog/boxer, and English shepherd

for over 200 lbs of "Don't GO there."

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:35 PM

145. f-ning say no more! Guns would be overkill.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:59 PM

3. Living in an area with a very low crime rate.

That's all I've got.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:30 PM

30. That's the best!

Me too.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:00 PM

6. I'd like to say...

Our beagle and two kittens would protect us, but they are lovers.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:01 PM

8. Positive thinking....

It has worked for me everywhere I've lived...small town, country, city.

There was an X Files episode of a neighbborhood where everyone who had security had there house broken into and the houses that didn' have it, weren't bothered. Conclusion: Fear attracts fearful situations.

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:20 AM

135. Too bad that is fiction

 

You do realize that is also the show that had a secret conspiracy about aliens, right?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:03 PM

11. The fact that I am kinda big and don't look too smart and smell bad and scowl a lot



Hey, gotta run with what works

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:03 PM

55. What does your husband say about that?

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:12 PM

57. Dunno. I'm really a boring straight dude.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:16 PM

88. I WILL KICK BIG DUMB SMELLY SCOWLING STRUGGLE4PROGRESS ASS

YES INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #88)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:14 PM

105. Watch it, or I will sicc my pal Skittles on you and then you will be sorry

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:03 PM

12. I've got a Pit Bull.

She's got a big yellow streak, and tends to be afraid of cats & submissive to other, smaller dogs - but when she growls she sounds mean. At least before she runs away & hides in her bed.

She's just a big baby.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:07 PM

13. Glad to see the animal option rates so highly.

Remember, dogs protect people. They don't protect property. But given the choice between a house or apartment with a noisy dog and one without one, a burglar will most often pick the one without the dog.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:08 PM

14. My dog, the guns are locked up and ammo in the shed.

My dog will tear you up if you bother me. And if I'm in bed asleep don't even think of walking in there, even if he knows you.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:08 PM

15. 3 Cattledogs!

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:31 AM

138. Agree!

ACD's are the best! They'd probably outwit/out-negotiate anyone who tried to break in!

(I have 1 very old ACD and 2 ugly, mean-looking mutt mixes who are his bodyguards)

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:13 PM

16. Bow and Arrow

We have a recurve. compound, and two pocket crossbows. These are NOT toys! One of these can be easily traded out with broadhead arrow tips. We are an archery family and feel much more comfortable protecting our home with weapons we are expert in using.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:14 PM

17. I got cats

sometimes I think of not cleaning the litter boxes and putting it by the doors as a form of home security. Probably not a good idea if I ever want people to come over.

But I do have a lab/mastiff awesome dog. He would probably be easily bribed with food but at least not before alerting me someone was here. The way I figure it while the un-sub is feeding my dog I call 911.

I also have one of those signs thats says I have home security and I lock my doors. No guns. I got steak knives and yard tools. Sadly I smoke so running will only get me so far but I did take judo once in college. I know karate and six other Japanese words?

But you know what, I am not worried cause I am poor and I ain't got nothing worth stealing in the first place.

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Response to kydo (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:20 PM

22. The "un-sub"

hey, I thought that was just a tv word

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Response to undeterred (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:01 PM

52. well ...

I am one of those people that loves tv. I love just having it on. Same with the radio outside. Come to think of it that might in its self be a security measure. Cool now I can justify wacthing tv. I'm protecting my house when I watch criminal minds marathons on a&e.

You are probably right though un-sub is probably a tv word. I just repeat things I hear on tv.

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Response to kydo (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:21 PM

61. Just googled it - means "unknown subject"

Its a real forensic word. But the only place I've ever heard it was on Criminal Minds

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:17 PM

18. i chose 'remote' which is true, but i also have a dog and a hubby

who's 6' 220#, a black belt and ex-military trained MP

he refuses to have a gun in the house.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:23 PM

25. Boy, you could be me except my husband's taller 6'4". But yeah, remote with dogs for me as well.

I will say if I'm alone in the house for the night, I also lock the doors.

We also refuse to have guns.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:44 PM

42. hubby locks the doors every night

but i feel safe here, he used to work nights for several years, never bothered me

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:36 PM

36. remote with dogs also. also have guns and training wife also has training

 

Pretty everyone in the mountains here has guns and hunts.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:41 PM

40. hubby and i both have training

we just don't have guns LOL

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:57 PM

49. i have different guns for different situations. from sick animals

 

To food to getting rid of pests to home defence.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:19 PM

20. My Golden Retriever is not ver fierce

But she's got a good bark on her and sounds pretty scary.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:20 PM

21. The Law of Averages...and a dead front lawn

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:21 PM

23. Nothing. I don't live in constant fear and paranoia. Sorry.

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Response to tjwash (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:10 PM

103. You don't even lock your doors?

That sounds more foolhardy than brave.

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Response to tjwash (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:12 AM

127. Don't you know that you're supposed to live in fear of everybody and everything?

 

Why do you hate America?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:22 PM

24. I live in a very small town where everyone's great-grandparents knew each other.

The postmaster sorts the mail by name, not by PO Box number.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:23 PM

26. A yappy terrier and years of tactical weapons training

and good deadbolts. Oh and a living room covered in toddler's toys that would trip up a "bad guy" a la Home Alone. Plus a shitty truck in the driveway that screams "we don't have anything worth taking".

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:27 PM

27. Baseball bat, Gun, two hyper sensitive cats, and the laws of probability

That being said we did have a kid bang on our door in 2007 who wanted to come in. I did the cop thing and said NO and he waited on the porch until the actual cop (1 mind you) showed up.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:28 PM

28. I have a home security system.

My house was burglarized about 12 years ago, which freaked me out quite a bit. After that I kept a butcher knife and a baseball bat next to the bed, then a friend gave me a shotgun, which I put in my closet. I've never fired it and I have no ammunition for it; guns make me nervous. Eventually I got a home security system and put the knife and the bat away. The gun is still in the closet.

If there are strange noises outside the cats on the bed wake up and growl. They are my early warning system.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:38 PM

37. we thought about a home security system but the cops would take forever to get here

 

Probuably never in the winter.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:29 PM

29. Spot.



Sometimes I find half-digested guns in his poop.



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Response to hunter (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:34 AM

119. Oh - dibs on pick of the litter please. I've always wanted one for my very own n/t

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:30 PM

31. the lack of anything to steal n/t

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:30 PM

32. Dog...

mean tempered co-owner, me with a worse temper, baseball bat. That being said if someone with a gun breaks in we are toast. It would be over before the cops arrived. Oh yeah my dog would bark up a storm then hide under her bed.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:31 PM

33. Just the locks on the doors in the winter locks on the windows

and since I lost my last friend...I don't make enemies,

Isn't it the friends that become enemies that make life really dangerous?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:32 PM

34. I have a dog who looks a lot more intimidating than she is, and I lock my doors.

I'm not rich, but I have some stuff, I guess. I live in a northern suburb of New York City. Yep, stuff happens around here sometimes.

But to be honest? I don't worry that much. And I have never and will never own a gun.

ETA: Life is too short to be paranoid.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:34 PM

35. I had to choose other

 

There were 3 choices I currently use.

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Response to Superbot (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:40 PM

39. I don't rely on any one thing.

 

I have a series of safeguards.

A gun is on the list.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:38 PM

38. strong words

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:43 PM

41. You left out an option - Neighbors

My neighbors watch out for each other.

I can pick up the phone and have several at my door in an instant.

KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS - they are your lookout.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:54 PM

71. Excellent point.

And it is an especially good idea in urban areas. Sadly many times people don't know their neighbors.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #41)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:10 AM

126. neighbors can also be the very problem

Where I live it's some of the neighbors I have to worry about.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:46 PM

43. I really don't worry about it.

I usually lock the doors at night, but if I forget it's nothing to panic about. We live in the back of a front to back duplex and it's not readily apparent that we're even back here. Our little dog is very responsive to people coming to the door, but she's a shih-tzu, not really much of an attack dog.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:47 PM

44. I have two guns, but they are cased in a closet. The ammo I have is 16 years old and

is kept in a container in the garage. Besides that, the ammo is trap loads I reloaded myself.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:49 PM

45. Locked doors, remote area, guns. mt

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:51 PM

46. Other: Not post about it on the interwebs.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:51 PM

47. Multiple

Motion sensing lights outside, then alarm, then dogs and finally a shotgun. They'll only get shot if they continue past the first 3...

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:57 PM

48. I have a harpoon

Good enough for the Great White Whale, good enough for riffraff.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:00 PM

50. I lock my doors at at bedtime.

Well, most of the time.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:02 PM

53. Home security system plus 4 cameras around

the house. I live in an affluent area, it's not crime ridden but still things happen, better to be safe than sorry.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:02 PM

54. My dog scared off a burglar about 9 years ago. He's a Golden Retriever/Chow mix and 100% friendly.

We had our condo for sale and it had a realtor lock on it. The burglar attempted to open the realtor lock and that's when my dog barked. I then heard the burglar run down the stairs and out the driveway. I didn't see him but I saw his tracks in the snow. I called the cops and when they arrived, they said that the trend has been to try and get into homes for sale by breaking into the realtor lock.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:06 PM

56. A BFD, a PDFD, and a LSTTSBFD

A Big Fucking Dog

A Pretty Big Fucking Dog

A Little Shit That Thinks She's a Big Fucking Dog.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #56)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:12 PM

85. That last one is the one they have to worry about......

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:16 PM

58. some very

potent bear spray, a very ugly "rage" face & a serious potty mouth.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:17 PM

59. Statistics, not having anything worth stealing, strong community.

Yes, we lock the doors, but nothing we own is worth a life. If somebody wants our TV or laptops, they're backed up, strongly encrypted, and we have insurance. It's just stuff.

We live in a working class neighborhood in a good county. We know our neighbors, they know us. If somebody's looking for stuff to fence, our neighborhood is not the obvious target.

We're more likely to be struck by lightning three times in a row than to have a stranger break in and cause us harm. (I keep an eye on local crime stats.) I'll keep playing those odds.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:19 PM

60. My fiancee is five feet four inches of the meanest tattooed lady in the whole neighborhood.

That and a deadbolt is all the security I need.

Well, it helps that I don't have shit worth stealing. Who's going to break down a door or bust a window for a big stack of boardgames and some Ikea furniture?

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Response to Codeine (Reply #60)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:14 PM

86. really. They could break in and get

depressed.



Sorry. couldn't help it.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #86)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:24 PM

94. . . .



For the win, sir.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:23 PM

62. Impenetrable vegetation, locked doors, attack cats, Hoplite style short sword, and finally...

 

...a Louisville Slugger.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #62)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:03 PM

77. Do your attack cats occasionally freak you out like mine do? You know, that sudden

stop. The horrified stare. The creeping around on their bellies. Then you find out it is a criminal spider, errant dead leaf, or suspicious neighborhood tomcat. Or nothing at all, LOL.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #77)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:10 AM

142. They usually freak out at things outside of the house

 

Things I can't see or hear.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:29 PM

63. Secure building, door locks, 911, pepper spray, kitchen knife and heavy object for bludgeoning;

and my training in anatomy and surgery makes me VERY dangerous with a knife, mind you. I have no doubt I could kill someone swiftly as long as they didn't surprise me and I could get to my knife first without them knowing I had it.

I'll leave my security plans at that. I will say that the cats are not part of my plan but I wouldn't stop them from helping if they tried.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #63)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:55 PM

72. My kitties shall protect me...although, having one more like this might really help.




Even though he seems pretty happy there, I don't think scaring him or pissing him off would be a very good idea.

I am so very jealous, such a happy, beautiful animal...with teeth sharper than flashing scythes, and a million years of predatory ancestral biology.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:36 PM

64. Dead end street,

Rural area, at home neighbours, and dogs. Didn't plan on any of it for security, it just worked out that way...

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:39 PM

65. Large dogs and fire arms. eom.

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:45 PM

66. There is a gun tucked under my mattress, but I went for 'gun and training' to seem

more moderate.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:47 PM

67. Forgot about it since my declawed attack cat died last year.

Manny just hides and now our new adoptee greets everyone at the door.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:50 PM

68. I have nothing worth stealing.

Have a big dog and a little yapper. I only lock the house when I'm in it.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:53 PM

69. Lock my doors and have a hockey stick in my bedroom

 

No guns in this house....my Dad wouldn't have them and neither will I..... especially since there is alcohol in the house...plus, having a gun begs for Trouble.... nothing like a smack across the noggin with a wooden hockey stick!

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:55 PM

73. This isn't exactly the most aggressive looking picture and the brown one wouldn't hurt a fly

But this is our outdoor security system.




ETA: And anyone who gets by those two has to deal with these.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #73)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:08 PM

82. Murder inc.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:02 PM

76. I have very good deadbolts on

all doors. I have a gun and an outside sensor to let me know if someone comes in my driveway.

The sensor was really to alert me to someone coming in the driveway because I wouldn't hear them otherwise and I like to open the door downstairs for my elderly parents. I also like to know when FedEx or UPS drop off a package because I never know where they are going to put it. They usually set boxes right in front of my garage door so I can back over it. I live rural on 1 1/12 acres.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:03 PM

78. A parrot...

 

a well armed parrot



With an early warning system...

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Response to -..__... (Reply #78)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:06 AM

111. LOL. African Grey owner here. nt

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #111)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:22 AM

114. I love Greys.

 

Congos and Africans.

The one thing that makes me hesitant to own one is that it would easily outlive me, and I have no one to pass it on to.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:04 PM

79. Several of those things. nt

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:07 PM

80. I have a knife with a 9 inch blade.

made by Shosui Takeda.

a quarter of an inch at the spine, scalpel sharp at the edge.

Made of Aogami Super steel

Just like this:

http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/product.aspx?ProductID=122897&ReturnUrl=/featuredmaker.aspx?id=3872&Page=4?product-listing.aspx


The sight of my naked 200 pound ass coming down the hall with that motherfucker in my hand means you are meat.

I don't like guns. But folks can still come in my home and get the mayhem.

Cue the music from Psycho.


****(FBI study from some years back said that inside about 16 feet, a motivated guy with a knife is about the deadliest thing around, including people with guns.....I got such a little dick that if I come down the hall naked, no one will take me seriously. That means I win) Fuck a bunch of guns.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:10 PM

83. Several of the above, actually...

...but I selected the gun and training because I think a lot of folks need to realize there are millions and millions of leftists who choose to have firearms (and who exercise responsibility in their ownership).

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #83)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:51 PM

96. That's why I provided the option.

I do think training is important although nobody seems to agree on what is adequate training...

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Response to undeterred (Reply #96)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:17 PM

106. Yeah...agreed.

An integral part of the overall responsibility of owning a gun, IMO: learn how to use it competently, and practice.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:11 PM

84. External what?

how about just lock on the door without all that fancy other stuff. Can't vote, no option for my low income ass.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:15 PM

87. COMMON FUCKING SENSE

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:17 PM

89. When I was a teenager, our 2 Siamese cats caught a Peeping Tom.

It was during the summer, and Koko & Yum Yum started slinking around and acting spooked, then staring out of the window into the night. This went on for a week or so. My dad was a police officer who worked the 8 pm to 4 am shift. This always happened after he went to work, and neither my mom nor I ever saw anything. One night Dad acted like he was going to work but actually had taken the night off. He drove away, but parked out of sight & snuck back into the house. When the cats started acting spooked, Dad snuck outside & saw a teenager/young adult male on his tiptoes peering into our windows. Dad managed to come up behind him, then fired a round from his service revolver into the ground, then bellowed, "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?" The peeping tom screamed then ran down our dirt driveway as fast as his legs could carry him.

Problem solved, LOL. Kitty heroes. They got their favorite treat of smelt that they inhaled whole, just like seals do.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #89)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:55 PM

97. Peeping Toms better not steal the smelts.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:17 PM

90. Nothing. My dog luvs everyone and I haven't locked the doors for years.

A few months ago one early morning I woke up hearing a couple of people walking around downstairs. I heard a woman say 'I think someone lives here." and then I heard them walk out. After a bit I got out of bed, got dressed, went downstairs and nothing was amiss soI made a pot of coffee. That was that.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:19 PM

91. I have a dog but she's a big coward.

 

But at least she'll bark at a stranger. The fact is no one is coming to my house to rob me or whatever. I don't need much security, I live in the city and I rarely lock my door unless I'm going out.

People are too paranoid.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:19 PM

92. Locks on doors, a surly attitude, and an Estwing camper's axe:



Melee weapons FTW...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #92)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:56 PM

98. Do you have a unibrow?

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Response to undeterred (Reply #98)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:34 AM

122. No, but I do have hairy forearms...

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:19 PM

93. I sooth the hearts of invaders by using the power of interprative dance. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #93)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:58 PM

99. I knew I forgot an option.

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Response to undeterred (Reply #99)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:05 PM

101. Interpretive dance has prevented more wars and other violent acts than all other options combined.

I could easily provide endless links backing up this claim, but it is such common knowledge that I don't feel obligated to do so.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:28 PM

95. Locks, lights, noise, blades, a gun, odds, prayer.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:04 PM

100. What are gun owners so afraid of anyway?

I'm a middle-aged woman who lives alone in the inner city. I see no reason to be afraid of the world around me. I know how to handle myself, and no one bothers me. If they want to steal something, it's not worth the loss of human life--mine or theirs. I don't understand the paranoia that makes these gun owners--many of them men--so fearful that they have to walk around armed all the time. They must believe themselves to be incredibly weak both physically and mentally to feel they can't protect themselves without guns. If you just leave people alone, they rarely bother you.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:07 PM

102. My kitty, but she is armed

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:13 PM

104. i have

a one hundred pound german sheperd, that really will bite the hell out of someone he dont know.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:20 PM

107. My house is so ugly that no one bothers to come near it

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:28 PM

108. THE POLICE. Duh n/t

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Response to arendt (Reply #108)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:59 AM

121. the police protect YOUR home?

how much did that cost?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:59 PM

109. If you live in an apartment ---

 

1 TV table
1 large cookie sheet
1 folding chair
Several medium to large pots and pans. Light aluminum ones are best. If you make the tray too heavy, this will not work, as the chair will not tip the cookie sheet off the table when it falls.

Lean the folded chair, at an angle, against the door. Make sure it will NOT get caught under the door knob. (That is another security device)
Place the TV table far enough away from the door so the chair just misses it, when it falls over when the door is opened.
Place the cookie sheet on the TV table and put the pots and pans on the cookie sheet.
Adjust the cookie sheet so it is just balanced on the TV table.

If anyone tries to come in through the door, the chair will fall over, hitting the cookie sheet, sending the pots and pans noisily to the floor.

You are welcome.

*I used this when I was having problems with a crazy girlfriend.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:04 AM

110. 2 dogs and we are armed.

My Shepherd is big but is a sweetheart, the other is a weiner dog who is a good alerter. I live in a high crime area. Twice now I had police chasing a bank robber across my back yard. (Bank a block from house). Good friend killed by burgler who was in his house when he came home from work. The area is just going downhill.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:11 AM

112. Gun without training to use it.

 

Strictly for self defense. No children in home. No safety on gun. Just point and shoot.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:11 AM

113. I have a table leg and table top and I'm not afaraid to use it!!

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:27 AM

115. I count on Community more than anything

Sure, I lock the door, and I have a vicious golden retriever. But I mostly count on neighbors, and the constructs of our community to keep me safe.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #115)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:31 AM

118. a bad bet when the ptb are doing everything they can to destroy community & any sense of the

 

general good.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:30 AM

116. My chihuahua. He has a scary little bark. n/t

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:31 AM

117. I rely on the kindness of strangers. A bad bet in these times.

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:36 AM

120. I Figure Life's Not Worth Living If I have To Security Check Everybody I Run Across...

Have never thought much of the well-armed police-state.


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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:15 AM

123. Gun-totin' Heidi Heitkamp lovin', horse-Ridin' Dakota librul

Live in the country 25 miles from the nearest town but on the edge of the oil patch with its thousand-fold increase in traffic... My security is first our Malemute as an early warning system then primarily, a beretta 9mm plus a mini-14. My wife has a 5 round 22 ca. Rifle which she knows well and I've shown her how use the Barrett's and mini-14. We only go to the nearest gravel pit and terrorize cans and the occasional plastic jug. We're just a aging grandpa & grandma although I confess to a man cave filled with stereo/digital music components for my classic rock and reggae collection and my wife is an ordained zen Buddhist who studied at the LAZC...(not to mention 4 laptops, a MacBook Air, smartphones and this I-pad 3 I'm using)

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:01 AM

124. Akitas

I don't feel at all safe without one especially in this neighborhood. I do wish they made more noise though since barking alone is good to keep buglers or vandals away. THey're usually silent protectors. One thing that makes a dog a better choice than a gun is that they protect the home when no people are in it. Of course, they're hardly just good at protection... they're great buddies, too. I miss my hairy bear-dog when I'm not at home.

Now I have to go hug my beastie.




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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:09 AM

125. Neighbors and helping the people that live on the streets here. n/t

 

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:27 AM

129. I lock my door...and that's it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #129)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:47 AM

131. Not only do I not lock my door, I don't even have a key.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:26 AM

130. My dog. She's a little Eskimo, but she's loud as hell when anybody comes near the door!

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:20 AM

132. Live in a entrance controlled Seniors development...

...while some of my neighbors bark and bite...it's the Scottie who sounds like a 100 pound Pit when she barks that affords the most protection IMO,

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:48 AM

133. Almost nothing

I do lock the doors if I am going to be away for a while, and that is about it. Never had a problem.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:57 AM

134. My Early Warning System is the dogs.

About 10 years ago, someone broke into the house two doors up. the people came home and the burglar went out the back door, hopped the fence into the neighbor's yard, then hopped the fence into our yard. That was about the time the back door exploded and the thundering herd came out. he got back over the fence about 3 inches ahead of my Moose dog's teeth. He was a lab-chow mix with the muscular build of a chow and weighed about 85 lbs-all muscle.
By the time he ran around the side of the neighbor's house and out to the street, the cops were pulling up.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:27 AM

136. I live in a remote area.

My doors are rarely locked.

My dog will announce any arrivals. Not that many people can find my place; family and one friend.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:29 AM

137. Locks, an alarm system and 2 big ugly dogs.

n/t

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:35 AM

139. No two threats are the same; Layers of security...no single item is the answer.

I installed a 4 camera DVR system this weekend.

Locks and deadbolts on all doors and windows.

Two dogs are our alarms.

I keep an AR or 500 along with a 40,45 or 9 depending on what I remove from the safe.



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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:02 AM

140. We just lock the door.

Cell and land line to call the cops.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:06 AM

141. Dogs, four of 'em. Two are mine,

two we are caring for because my daughter can't keep hers right now. I doubt anyone would be foolish enough to pick on our house. There are several houses nearby with no doggie alarm systems.

We also have a Louisville Slugger in the bedroom and various weapons sprinkled throughout the house (swords if you can believe it, LOL). We have some guns my husband bought against my will, but they are locked in a foot locker and are available in the case of some dire emergency--end of the world, alien invasion, whatever.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:12 AM

143. Three dogs...

None of which would do anything but alert us to prowlers. I figure, if you're dumb enough to go past the sound of a huge barking dog, and it's nighttime, have at it. I live in a 19th century farmhouse, and I guarantee the prowler wouldn't figure his/her way around in the dark before I get to him/her with my Louisville slugger.
I'm 5'1", but can flip 500#tractor tires. The predator would never expect it.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:27 PM

144. I have guns but doubt anyone could get past the dogs

of all shapes and sizes. My hound dog will gladly tear into anyone, she looks like a Rhodesian but is mostly Boxer and takes any threat to her family very seriously. Very seriously.

The guns just gather dust.

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