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Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:37 PM

 

Home invasion suspect shot by homeowner in Conway

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/19354355/home-invasion-suspect-shot-by-homeowner

Catina Hipp, spokeswoman for the Conway Police Department, reports the home invasion occurred just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21 at a home on the 1600 block of Ninth Avenue.

Hipp explains that the homeowner was asleep in his bed that morning when he awoke to find a man standing over him with a machete.

The homeowner claims the suspect tried to assault him with the machete but he was able to block the blow, receiving a small laceration to his hand in the struggle.

The victim then retrieved a firearm he stores under his pillow and shot the suspect in the abdomen.


That's not the way I'd ever want to wake up. A man standing over me with a machete? My cats would probably alert me before he got that close, but then again they aren't that helpful.

I can't agree with keeping the gun in the bed and under the pillow, but it appears that his choice was effective in these circumstances. Normally, I'd recommend leaving the gun on a nightstand (house with no kids in it ever) or in a SpeedSafe on a nightstand (house with children or visited by children).

Another life saved by taking personal responsibility for your own safety. When seconds count (macheteMan standing over you!), the police are only minutes away. If I could afford ARMED 24/7 security like Bloomberg and other 1%ers I'd have it too, but I can't. My family is precious and irreplaceable. So, I have a personal firearms that I use for protection of my family and I.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:58 PM

1. Once the kids are in their rooms

I pull out my choice for the evening. Check the chamber to assure there's a round chambered and I place it to the left of my specs and a torch on the right of them.

Hopefully my mini dots would alert me way before someone was standing over me. Then again my master bath has a sliding door so you never know.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:59 PM

2. Many people ignore the concept of layers or rings of security

While easy to go overboard on, rings of physical security are important. Pets, locks, alarms, and lighting all matter and *may* help dissuade a bad guy to go somewhere else. Nonetheless, when things really go sour, the police will rarely if ever be there in time.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:05 AM

4. Cats are worthless in this respect. Dogs are pure gold, the louder (loudly?) the better.

 

Shrubbery that can't be used to hide behind.

Motion activated flood lights and light timers for when you are out-of-town.

Nosy neighbors can be a plus.

Bump resistant deadbolts.

Well regulated(trained) family members.

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Response to rDigital (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:07 AM

5. "...dogs are pure gold, the louder the better."

 

Finally, someone makes a case for Chihuahuas.

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Response to rDigital (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 01:27 AM

10. I have a Boston Terrier laying next to me as I type ...

and he is absolutely worthless as an alarm dog. He is simply a very friendly dog and we have a large number of people who stop by to visit us.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:20 AM

7. Also the "Triangle of Stupid" or "TOS" for short.

 

I teach all of my CCW students that if they stay away from the Triangle of Stupid, they will avoid most of life's all-too-abundant misery.

The Triangle of Stupid consists of:

1. Hanging out or voluntarily associating with Stupid People.
2. Doing stupid things.
3. Hanging out at stupid places (gang territory at night, frat houses after 2am).

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Response to rDigital (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:23 AM

8. Some of my fondest memories ...

 

... of my Frat House took place AFTER 2am.

And yes -- many of those memories are profoundly stupid.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:26 AM

9. LOL: Finally a post that actually deserves a half-page filled with ROFL smilies.

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:04 AM

3. Before the anti-gun folks take issue with this post...

 

...this is not an endorsement of gun ownership. EVERYBODY is free to not own a gun.

However, I believe it serves as an example of somebody who responsibly used a privately-owned firearm to save his life from a direct threat.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:20 AM

6. Obviously a base toter waiting to try to kill someone. Probably homeschooled too.

 

Hey, these are big shoes to fill here, gimmie some time to grow into them....

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 09:37 AM

11. Waking up to a machete wielding fucking maniac

 

standing over him. Was he wearing a hockey mask too? That people, is why I own a doberman pinscher and a small arsenal. because we're all living in a god damned horror movie now where machete wielding psycho killers break into your fucking home, walk into your bedroom, and stand over you while your sleeping. You wanna be unarmed in this movie, go right ahead but don't think for a second that you're ever going to disarm me. A fucking machete. Jesus Christ, what next? Chainsaws?

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