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    what if

    Just watched The Stranger’s movie, wondering what you guys would do if this situation were to arise. In case you haven’t seen the movie it’s basically a about home invasion, but the victims are armed. So my question is if you and your family were all at home, and someone is outside trying to get in, and you have no phone contact to the outside world whatever would you do?
    Last edited by bprince04305; 11-17-2008 at 05:52 PM. Reason: typing error

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    Forgot to put my own answer. Personally Iím putting the family in a room locking the door, and going to the back of the hallway and waiting for them to come to me.

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    Stay put for as long as I reasonably can to protect my family.

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    Nail them the second they entered. My wife would get number two and we would swap off till finished.
    My Grandson would be laughing as they walked up the yard waiting for the first one to step onto the mine field.
    Last edited by TOF; 11-17-2008 at 07:35 PM. Reason: Grandson needed something to do.

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    Wow TOF id feel for bad the fool that steps in your yard unwanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    Nail them the second they entered.


    If I'm awake, then there's a gun on me (except for the days I wash my hair and can't put the gun under my shower cap). High-velocity projectiles would be heading the way of anyone who decided to try to kick in my front door or come in a window. The way I look at it, someone smashes their way into your house, they're not there as a friend or there to sell you a magazine subscription.

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    I'd get the family to the rear of the house (assuming they are trying to get in up front), and blast holes through the door... until they decided my stuff wasn't worth their life...

    JW

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    Alot of times I read posts on here and it makes me realize how much better some people have it elsewhere in the country. I live in MD. If someone was to get into our house the law say you may not just fire. We are to retreat unless there is a clear danger to life. We don't have a castle doctrine. I get very jealous sometimes when I see the ranges that people have to shoot at. Thet are around here but far away and most are filled with members.
    Sorry just venting.
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    Pass out rifles and mags then play call your shot.

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    For starters I would have phone contact with at least one cell phone to contact the police if the cut the land-line.

    Why would you leave the cover & concealment of your home to fight in the open outside? Unless the intruder is setting fire to the home there is no reason to leave. There may be more than one attacker outside so even if they are coming in the front door and you exit through the back door they may be waiting for you out there. You should have an advantage in your home. You know the layout. You know what you can use for cover and concealment. If you have prepared with your other family members as you should. you can position yourself and another to catch the intruder in a cross fire making it much more difficult for them if they do gain entry.

    Escape? See above.

    Missouri has a castle doctrine so you would be justified in shooting through the door or wall to prevent the attacker from entering your home if you feel you or another's life is in danger or you fear great bodily harm to you or another.

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    AS they stepped onto my property I would drop them with the 30.06 and when they get closer to the house it will be handgun time.

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    Angry

    I only added the going outside part to the thread because of the movie. You guys must have stockpiles of ammo to shoot through walls and doors. I'd have to wait for them to come in so i can have a target. No ammo to waste here

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprince04305 View Post
    I only added the going outside part to the thread because of the movie. You guys must have stockpiles of ammo to shoot through walls and doors. I'd have to wait for them to come in so i can have a target. No ammo to waste here
    Get some.

    Then post your flag so we can see what level of danger you are in.

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    Cool

    Trust me im working on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprince04305 View Post
    You guys must have stockpiles of ammo to shoot through walls and doors. I'd have to wait for them to come in so i can have a target.
    I agree, always be sure of your target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
    AS they stepped onto my property I would drop them with the 30.06 and when they get closer to the house it will be handgun time.
    You fire a rifle at anyone who steps on your property? Remind my girlscouts NEVER to sell cookies in your neck of the woods!

    To answer the qustion of the OP, if they were actively breaking in my house, the family would be headed to the basement and I would be calling 911, with the gun trained on the door until I see my target. There are neighbors right across the street and I'm not randomly firing in the direction of their dining room window without knowing who I'm shooting.

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    I have that same problem living in the city. That would be another reason for me to just to start shooting, but i didnt think to put that as a reason, but defintely another good point

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    well I where I live has two story so guarantee I'm sending the wife and kid to the closet and I'm perching myself at the top of the stairs.

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    If I was standing in my kitchen with my guns loaded and someone smashed an axe through the door to come in, they would get a chest full of .357 magnum..I have not seen the movie, but have seen previews..Seems to me that the scenario is people coming in, breaking in armed...Chopping through the door with an axe, etc...If that was what was coming in...they are getting shot....period...

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    Willy thats basically what it is, i used it as a scapegoat to convince the wife guns are a must for HD

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