Many of you readers already realize I’m a gun advocate. I have several in the house, all loaded, all ready to go. I have seen four news stories in as many days about home invasions, and I’m not going to become a victim. I simply refuse.
Do I want to shoot someone? No. Will I, if they kick in my door? You bet. I may or may not shoot to kill, depending on the situation, but I definitely have zero problems firing at an intruder.
Although I love all my guns, my soft spot is for my 1911 .45 semi-automatic. There’s something about a 1911 in your hands that just satisfies. It’s fun at the range, too. It sleeps next to me on the nightstand, whether I’m at home or traveling.
Being car jacked is scary, and being robbed is scary, but I don’t think those experiences can touch the horror of finding a stranger in your house at three in the morning. That has to be terrifying. The local home invasion idiots are working during the daytime here in Southern California. They just kick in the door, tie up the residents, and then take all their stuff. That won’t be happening to me.
I also realize that several people in the world not only do not own guns, but are anti-gun, and that’s fine, too. I would never try to convince anyone who doesn’t like guns to get one and bring it into the house. I believe very strongly, however, in our rights as citizens to own guns and use them if necessary. Sometimes, deadly force is what it takes to save your own life or the lives of loved ones.
I’m also not paranoid. Not in the slightest. But, I’m ready, should anything weird ever go down at my home. I have my choice of several firearms to use, and I have had them in my hands more than once when things went bump in the night. I don’t care if someone just wants to steal my TV or if they are intending to torture and rape, they aren’t doing it in my house. Not a chance.
What are your feelings on guns in the home? Of course, this question assumes that they are always used safely and locked up if children or guests are present, and all that good stuff. Do you believe in deadly force for a home invasion?
Did you ever crank-call the cops as a kid? It doesn’t work out well. They call back and, if they don’t get the answers they like, they send a car over. I know this because I am a male, and that’s what male teenagers do.
In light of that, if I’m positive there is someone in my house, I’m dialing 9-1-1, saying, “Hurry,”, and then hanging up. They’ll call right back, which may just be enough to scare off the intruders. If that doesn’t work, I hope that a squad car pulls up before I have to use my gun.