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Obama's Little Red Phrase

Pamela166 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 3:40 PM
Don't accidentally "kill yourself" in your OLD Chrysler; Good luck with your car alarm, People are in the habit of IGNORING them even in parking lots and parking garages because ANYTHING can set them off. I'm sure anybody that breaks into your house is NOT going to panic, just take the keys from you and wait a couple of minutes and PRESTO no Alarm. Now with a pistol, (one like mine) you have 18 opportunities to stop the burglar and if that doesn't work, a reload gives you another 17. I go to the range and practice, I DON'T MISS !
ericynot Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 7:41 PM

Here's a tip that will be worth far more to you than the key fob thing -- hide a key outside your house.

BTW, why would you kick down your door when replacing a window is far cheaper? Any chance there was ethanol involved?
James1025 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 6:00 PM
Hate to break it to ya, but most home invaders just kick the door down. It's not too hard, I've done it myself when I was locked out.
ericynot Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 5:19 PM

You're wasting your money. The only home invasions that succeed are those where people open their door to the wrong person(s) and get bum-rushed.

Somebody trying to break in during the night has little chance, whether you have a gun or not. You just scoot out the opposite door and call the police (who usually aren't that busy on the graveyard shift, and will show up quickly). The bad guy doesn't know the layout of your house or where you are, and has little chance of doing much harm. The possible utility of the car alarm is to startle them into leaving before they do a bunch of damage to your door.

I live in a safe neighborhood, and worry more about cutting myself shaving.

Steve of CA wrote: Personally I do not own a gun and would not feel safer if I had one, but I do not have a problem with law abiding people buying guns. That being the case, I have to ask of Mr. Ransom and others here, what controls, if any, do you favor over the purchase and use of weapons, including semi-automatic weapons such as the one used by the killer in Aurora? Or do you think we have too much gun control with the laws we have now? - The American Solution: Reach for the Guns

Dear Steve,...