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Do you carry in your home?

No
- 3 (12%)
Sometimes
- 5 (20%)
Yes
- 15 (60%)
MYOB
- 2 (8%)

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Voting closed: September 29, 2009, 02:55:03 pm


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mutti

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Do you carry in your home?
« on: September 22, 2009, 02:53:52 pm »

Although I do not know the specifics involved, this story caught my attention this morning. Perhaps it should be on another thread, but didn't see the question asked elsewhere:

5 family members found slain in central Illinois

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A couple and three children were found slain in their central Illinois home, and detectives were trying to identify possible suspects, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities discovered the bodies late Monday afternoon after responding to a 911 call about possible shots fired at the address, Logan County Sheriff Steven Nichols said at a news conference.

This is why I believe it is imperative for parents to ensure that the tools they have (holster, self-defense items, etc.) be available, functional and tested in advance of needing them.

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Nichols warned area residents to lock their doors at night as a precaution.

I am not sure how the above applies as this happened in the afternoon, however it seems to go without saying that the additional caution of keeping your doors locked at all times (we do if we are not milking/gardening) is not an over reaction.

If I can figure out how to add a "poll", I'd be curious how many others" carry".

mutti
(edited to include 1 week poll)
« Last Edit: September 22, 2009, 02:55:51 pm by mutti »
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 03:28:06 pm »

If I'm awake and clothed, I'm carrying.  If I'm not, then I'm not too far from a home defense tool.

Even though I live in a "good neighborhood" that doesn't seem to matter as much as it once did when it comes to these things.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 04:13:23 pm »

my guns are all over the house and i have 2 little girls, and i lock my doors at night now.
to intrude on my house uninvited would be someones last dumb mistake.
i may have to try the kids out on this ? i better unload everthing first!!!!!
the 7 year old is a shooter,
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 09:26:38 pm »

I carried in my dads house when I was staying there after he got beaten senseless by his roommates.  He was in the hospital.  Someone did pound on the door in the middle of the night once.  I didn't open it (duh) and he went away.  But I was ready at the top of the stairs if he broke in. 
I didn't stay there until the locks had been changed.
I was impressed with my step brother.  He lent me a gun with no questions when I asked.

I don't carry at my house.  I do keep the doors locked unless it is REALLY inconvenient.  But I know all my neighbors and we watch out for each other.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 09:45:34 pm »

Inside? Yes, no, maybe. I have enough tools placed to make it a moot point.

Outside? Dam' betcha. Two-leg predators aren't much of a problem out here, but I've spotted 3 bears (on a single occasion) just going to check my mail. So far, they haven't been trouble, but I respect bears.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 09:53:05 pm »

Layers upon layers upon layers.
Do not enter my space uninvited, you were detected
a half mile ago.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 10:08:05 pm »

While I am not necessarily packing at home all the time, like others have mentioned, there is never  12 gauge far from reach.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 10:50:56 pm »

   D### skippy I carry from the time I get up until I go to bed. When I am in bed I have my tools next to my bed.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 05:43:58 pm »

I don't carry at home now, but am thinking there may come a time when I do.
I've given some thought to where I will keep my carbine when I'm about the house.
I don't think it will be a problem, but we're not there yet (around here).

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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 09:39:14 pm »

 At the house, usually have a Browning .22 Camper on my hip all day & 2 mags in my shirt pocket because when working on the property, often encounter pests that need elimination. When I put the .22 away, the .38 442 goes in my pocket. When I go beddy bye, the Glock & Sure fire light are by the bed side. I CCW everywhere I can go, when not at work. I have a pistol safe in the car in case I have to do business in a "disarmed victim zone."
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 01:06:26 pm »

We both carry when awake at home.  We lock doors and hit the alarm if out back.  If hubby is on the job, he can't carry.  If he's gone, I have my choice of several fine friends to tuck under the pillow.  He just bought me a new toy this am.  I'm having trouble packing the new Tarus 9mm.  It is a bit too long on me from waist to hip bend.  And it was flopping over in some positions.  So, this am he brought home a 380.........I think I'm going to like this for ease of movement at home.  It's no bigger than my snub nosed 38.  I can't even tell I have it on. 

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my 9mm's.  And they stay loaded and within handy reach.  As soon as he changes the trigger on my 357, I'll be packing it again, but not for around the house.........much too heavy.......but packs a wallop.  He put a hair trigger on it years ago and forbid me to use it since.  He recently said he'd have it changed so I can use it again.  Now, I'd love to have The Judge.
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2009, 02:33:22 pm »

i know a blind man who just got DA judge. he sees very little but at 20 yards on the draw he's within an inch off center.
oh sweet choices,410 shoot, 410 slug, 45 long colt.  is that blind mans bluff?
went by a farm house 2 weeks ago the drive way was 200 yards ? long and out by the road was a target on both sides of the board
yep holes in the middle, what a welcoming sight. i laughed for 2 miles
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2009, 07:36:00 pm »

I've always wanted an M1911.

I carry two or three knives indoors, have the four guns strategically placed, a rope dart and a knife by one of the doors,
and will post my AQT WTSHTF.(on the front door)



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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 04:52:22 am »

I was talking to a lady the other day and she said, yes I have a pistol and keep it within reach at all times.  But, I have the bullets locked up in a box in the closet.......and I keep that locked................DUH!!!!!!!   I asked her what she would do if someone broke in.  She said surely she'd have time to go and get the bullets. 

Now, maybe if you were already IN the closet looking for something else at the moment........what about during the night or when you were on the other side of the house.  That left her speechless.  She hadn't thought of that.  She said maybe she should rethink this!

My mom and dad always said, "An empty gun is a deadly gun!", "Don't point it, unless you intend to use it!"
An old LEO told me years ago, "You don't keep the gun IN the car, and the bullets IN the trunk!"

I carry from the time I get dressed in the am........3a to 3:30a, until I go to bed at night.  We are raising our youngest Autistic grandson.......almost 4 now.  We've had him since 5months old.  At night a weapon is within milisecond's reach.  He is on my lap, you name it........It stays on my hip.  Husband carries when not on the road with the big Rig......dang DOT!  A local ATF said they aren't worried a bit about the legal gun owners carrying.  The are worried about a dirty bomb ending up in Houston and aleast 1million people heading our way and demanding or just breaking in and taking what they need................Yes, I stay locked and loaded..........ready to protect and defend. 
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Re: Do you carry in your home?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2009, 12:00:17 pm »

I don't carry in the house but My Glock is with my when I'm in my truck or outside!!!  You never know if you might need it.  I do have a pistol safe on my night stand with my Walter P22 locked and loaded... i can use that to get me into my man room where the 12 gauge is ready!
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