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Someone is in my house. Proper response?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Donn57, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Donn57

    Donn57 Just me

    Aug 11, 2006
    Sunny Florida
    Mr. Ayoob,

    In another thread on GT (, the discussion was about what you would do if someone broke into your home in the middle of the night. Here is my response:

    A few responses were made that criticized my intended course of action and no one posted agreement. Where am I going wrong? Here are the reasons why I've developed this plan:

    1) I really don't want to kill anyone
    2) I don't own anything worth killing anyone over
    3) I'm not trained in clearing buildings
    4) Grabbing a gun and going looking for the intruder can result in a physical altercation. Any time one is involved in a physical altercation, there is always the chance one may lose. Avoiding the altercation means I can't lose.

  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Sensible plan, Donn.

    If you haven't already, you might consider a Bluetooth to leave both your hands free to run the 870 if it should come to that. You want to stay on the line with 9-1-1 Dispatch throughout.


  3. Donn57

    Donn57 Just me

    Aug 11, 2006
    Sunny Florida
    Thanks for quick response. I'll definitely check into the Bluetooth.