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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

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    Mr. Ayoob,

    In another thread on GT (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1352448), 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.

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  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    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.

    best,
    Mas
     

  3. Donn57

    Donn57 Just me

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    Thanks for quick response. I'll definitely check into the Bluetooth.