Skip to comments.People are Buying Guns and Ammunition for a Reason
Posted on 12/25/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by Nachum
It's 2:00 a.m. You are at home in your bed sound asleep. Your wife is sleeping beside you, and your children are asleep in their rooms down the hall.
The muffled sound of a window breaking interrupts your slumber. You're groggy and you wonder if it was just a dream, so you lie there quietly and listen. A few seconds later, you hear other sounds. The window opens; a table beside the window makes a noise as it is jostled by an intruder; through your open door, you see reflections from a dim light that's moving from side-to-side on the floor below.
You are your family's protector. What should you do?
If you are like most Americans, there is not much that you can do except pray that the intruder won't come upstairs. In 2011, only 47% of Americans had a gun in their home or on their property. Republicans were more likely to own a gun than Democrats, but between 2009 and 2011, gun ownership among Democrats increased by 33% compared to less than 4% for Republicans. Obviously, people who call themselves "Democrats" are beginning to realize that something isn't right.
The scenario that I presented may sound like a nightmare situation, something that happens only rarely, but that's not the case. According to the FBI, in 2011 there were 1,203,564 violent crimes in the United States. That's 386.3 violent crimes per 100,000 people in our country. That means that in 2011 you had a less than 1% chance of being a victim of a violent crime in the U.S., but for those who were victims, statistics didn't matter in the slightest.
The FBI reports that aggravated assault accounted 62.4% of violent crimes committed in the U.S. in 2011; robbery was the criminals' motive 29.4% of the time; forcible
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I have to admit that is probably what I would do, because I am a hothead and don't want anyone to take our stuff. Most of the time they would probably run off if they weren't cornered after they heard you chambering a round.
But I have heard that uder most circumstances... the safer more reasonable thing to do would be to make sure that you and your family are safe in a defendable hidden place of cover then wait for the intruder(s) to come to you. Then blow them to pieces before they have a chance to come up with a plan to disarm and kill you and your family.
Understand - but the best defense is also a good offense - take the fight to the enemy.
On the other hand, I have never fired a shot at another human being - so, do I let the adrenalin take over while I'm still in attack-mode, or seek an easier, softer way?
I've thought long and hard on that - guess I really don't know until it's time....
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