If you were awakened by the sound of an intruder in your home, would your first instinct be to call 911 or find a weapon?
The phone IS my weapon
I'm not a phone person.
arm yourself, then call. the key is to have arms readily available. when the window breaks, it's to late to devise your plan.
@gradsmart No the Law Enforcement Officers of the Brits don't initially, but after extensive training and a special rank type thingy they do have guns.
In Texes, we dont call 9-1-1…
first call 911 because they have actual training taking out these guys, then find a weapon to defend myself
who has time to give them your address whike your life is in danger
As a former markswoman and lifelong hunter, I own several rifles. I've personally released the bolt on my .223 to scare away a prowler. (That's an amazing sound in the dark.) But, I don't know if I could shoot anyone. I could, however, turn that rifle around and club someone in a heartbeat.
the cops can't apparate into my house, so good luck to whoever tries to break into my house.
I like guns.
Cops take WAY too long to respond. FIGHT BACK!
Ya let me call them, deal with the stupid operator while they ask for the address, the state of the emergency, my name, tell me to calm down, and a whole bunch of extra stuff when they can just track my number send people ASAP, but by then id be dead cuz the guy heard me talking on the phone!
Fuck the cops, they'll get there when your already dead
When seconds count, cops are just minutes away
U cood call 911 after you beat the heck out of the intruder!
An I would immediately call 911 from my closet while having my bottle/lamp weapon in hand ready to strike!!!
By weapon I mean my lamp or a bottle. Don't own guns and I don't think anyone else should either. Think of the cops in England, for example, they don't even have guns. Then again who has the highest gun crime rate? Khm Khm ... USA.
Tuna u took the words right out of my mouth, except my .40 is an H&K.
If they get past my pit bulls they won't get past my .40 XD!
In Texas, armed and ready then call 911.
Cocked and loaded baby!
911 takes forever
No question about it. Your gunna be dead.
No we don't have a second floor escape plan. Would be a good idea. Did when we had children. A tsunami is most likely the biggest danger to us.
The crimal will rarly fire. The Victem will. Unless of course the crimal wants to wake up the whole neighborhood. And most of the time there doing it out of drugs debt or family.
Cops take too long! Me wacking em one time wouldn't hurt.
I voted weapon but 911 would still be on my mind... I will need someone to remove the body.
I was pleased to see the common sense results. Wow, gives me hope that we still have a majority who believe in some semblance of self reliance.
Two scoops of lead coming right up!
Kill the bastard! Then plant your kitchen knife in his hands, then call 911. This will protect you from any charges.
@commnsense I've turned many heads at the beam of my light, and once actually saved my calf muscle from a yip-yip dog using high beam. If you go to Surefire's website you'll see that the G2X Pro also has a different body than the straight G2 (or G2 LED). SureFire makes AWESOME lights!
I'd grab my gun I keep by my bed & then dial 911.
it takes forever to call 911 tell them you need the cops and wait for them to get to your house instead of finding an iron and wacking the burglar on the head knocking them out a d then call 911
Burglars take note: move to Maine
Texas law is good. If an intruder is in your home, you can shoot to kill. No one should have to justify the killing of an intruder. The second an unknown person has broken into my home, that is enough for me to feel my life and the life of my family is in danger.
republicans are the traditional backers of gun rights yet a bit more democrats would go to a weapon as a first act. maybe NRA should note this.
I probably have used mine more for helping folks on the side of the road work on their engine or change a tire... Their response is always great, their eyes get huge when they see the light output out of a light that size
Fiat, I use them as everyday lights, but change batteries as the output drops. No stories really, but I got my wife hooked. Mine don't do the high/low intensity, I just have the standard G2 LEDs.
cranking (3+ months since I've changed the batteries). Out of curiosity, do you use your light ONLY for tactical applications or do you use it if you need to find the cat in the tree as well? Another curiosity question if you've used it much is, "Do you have any stories about using it?"
@commnsense Ah, so then you know precisely how bright mine is (200 lumens high beam with fresh batteries). I'm able to keep it "tactical" for about 2 hours straight on fresh batteries, and with the 15 lumen low beam, I can use it even more! It's my everyday light that keeps on…
Politiks, which is precisely why I turned jobs down in CA... I prefer common sense gun laws. None of this duty to retreat BS
Fiat, 200 lumen led upgrade... Bright as f***...
This whole thing just reminded me of a Dick Van Dyke Episode I watched a year ago about stuff getting stolen and the silly situations they got in ;)
CA sucks that way. Weapons are fun. Weapons are good for home defense, but use them very wisely. Stay up to date on your state and local gun laws and pray that you, the victim, don't get screwed over by some bs
that prison has in store. Texas law I hear is pretty solid but in CA, if you shoot someone as they run and steal your stuff:prison. If you shoot them as they come in and they "aren't threatening your life": prison. If you surprise them from behind and shoot them in the back: prison. The list goes on
responsibly! I have a mosin nagant, SKS and enfield mk. IV but that doesn't
mean I'm shooting first and asking questions later. I Iive in CA. If I or you kill someone and for whatever reason can't PROVE life was in danger, then you're done. And all the macho talk won't save you from the butt rape
I'm not calling someone who defends their home a dummy, don't get me wrong. Defend yourself AND your family! I'm saying this: crazies sleeping with pythons under their pillows blasting away at any shadow etc are crazy. Furthermore, if you're going to own a weapon, take classes and learn to use it
I'll grab my loaded .40 then call 911 to send an ambulance for the stupid idiot that would break into a police officer's home. My husband is an officer and I am a competitive shooter.