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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

Homeowner Confronts Armed Robber

A home burglary escalated to armed robbery when the homeowner confronted the armed robber.
Thankfully, the 16 year old runaway robber from Sacramento was caught.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:07 AM

I've got my gun loaded and ready 24/7, I welcome any idiot to try and burglarize my house, I will be aerating the uninvited fool and ending his criminal career for good.

Point a gun at me? That's unacceptable. Bang bang, no more need for the court system and jail time for that burglar, the tax payers will thank me later. :shoot:

Arm yourselves people, and never live in fear again.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:25 AM

I've got my gun loaded and ready 24/7, I welcome any idiot to try and burglarize my house, I will be aerating the uninvited fool and ending his criminal career for good.

Point a gun at me? That's unacceptable. Bang bang, no more need for the court system and jail time for that burglar, the tax payers will thank me later. :shoot:

Arm yourselves people, and never live in fear again.


Defending yourself with a weapon is only effective if you know someone is in your home with sufficient time to get your weapon (unless you carry it at all times). If you're in the garage with your back door unlocked and you come back into the house only to be confronted by someone with a gun in your face, your weapon isn't going to be any use.

While I support the public's right to bear arms, the public still needs to implement safety measures to thwart crimes in their homes.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:44 AM

Defending yourself with a weapon is only effective if you know someone is in your home with sufficient time to get your weapon (unless you carry it at all times). If you're in the garage with your back door unlocked and you come back into the house only to be confronted by someone with a gun in your face, your weapon isn't going to be any use.

While I support the public's right to bear arms, the public still needs to implement safety measures to thwart crimes in their homes.


Yep people still need to always implement safety measures (locking doors etc), owning a weapon doesn't mean you no longer need to lock your house or that you're invincible. (I thought that was a given but I guess it's good to spell it out more clearly)

Practice, planning and keeping a few weapons located in strategic places for quick and easy access will work. Personally I consider that the best safety measure for my home because locked doors and windows can always be broken and reaching the phone to dial 911 to wait for the PD is not always an option.

It's not for everyone though because many people are very intimidated by weapons. I highly recommend training and practice for everyone who owns a gun or is considering buying one for home protection.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:14 AM

Yep people still need to always implement safety measures (locking doors etc), owning a weapon doesn't mean you no longer need to lock your house or that you're invincible. (I thought that was a given but I guess it's good to spell it out more clearly)

Practice, planning and keeping a few weapons located in strategic places for quick and easy access will work. Personally I consider that the best safety measure for my home because locked doors and windows can always be broken and reaching the phone to dial 911 to wait for the PD is not always an option.

It's not for everyone though because many people are very intimidated by weapons. I highly recommend training and practice for everyone who owns a gun or is considering buying one for home protection.


if you are older though stashing guns a key locations could be a problem if you forget where you put them and later you have youthful guests...there should be an age limit for gun hiding. should you misplace one, kids might be of use in an organized search like an easter egg hunt.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:32 AM

I agree with the 2nd ammendment, but I also feel a better protection against intruders is a large dog with large teeth.

1) he/she/it is always armed to the teeth (pun intended).
2) it has excellent auditory sensory devices to pick up on intrusion.
3) it is very fast at moving from one location to the required location.
4) built in alarm sounding device to warn the human homeowners of a security problem.
5) intruder can't turn this weapon around and use it against the homeowners (that's an enormous plus in my book).

6) fringe benefits include weapon has unconditional loving adoration of homeowners.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:46 AM

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that there is no single 'better' protection. Each method has it's limitations and issues. Considerations should be made for a system of prevention and protection that is highly effective without unintended consequences (ie - unintended injury to innocents).

For every single method articulated, I bet there is an effective counter-measure.... One might also consider options to remove yourself from threat rather than removing the threat.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:21 PM

if you are older though stashing guns a key locations could be a problem if you forget where you put them and later you have youthful guests...there should be an age limit for gun hiding. should you misplace one, kids might be of use in an organized search like an easter egg hunt.


Fully agree dude! On the young 'uns, that's another one I would hope would always fall into the common sense category for gun owners ... no guns around children, ever, period.. AND if you do have guns and children in the house - use a trigger lock, always!

I like to kid and joke around a lot and be a sarcastic twit sometimes, but guns are extremely dangerous and I always take them very seriously 24/7, as should everyone.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that there is no single 'better' protection. Each method has it's limitations and issues. Considerations should be made for a system of prevention and protection that is highly effective without unintended consequences (ie - unintended injury to innocents).

For every single method articulated, I bet there is an effective counter-measure.... One might also consider options to remove yourself from threat rather than removing the threat.


Well said dude!

I agree with the 2nd ammendment, but I also feel a better protection against intruders is a large dog with large teeth.

1) he/she/it is always armed to the teeth (pun intended).
2) it has excellent auditory sensory devices to pick up on intrusion.
3) it is very fast at moving from one location to the required location.
4) built in alarm sounding device to warn the human homeowners of a security problem.
5) intruder can't turn this weapon around and use it against the homeowners (that's an enormous plus in my book).

6) fringe benefits include weapon has unconditional loving adoration of homeowners.


Large dogs are very effective...unless you're a cat person... in which case you should practice tossing your cat at people just to be prepared, cause they'd make great weapons ;)

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

if you are older though stashing guns a key locations could be a problem if you forget where you put them and later you have youthful guests...there should be an age limit for gun hiding. should you misplace one, kids might be of use in an organized search like an easter egg hunt.

And don't hide guns in the oven!

I don't know why on earth anyone would do that, but it seems like every 2-3 years I read a story about someone storing their gun in the oven, forgetting about it, then preheating the oven for cookies or a roast or whatever, and BAM!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:13 PM

... no guns around children, ever, period..

How the heck can you teach children proper gun safety if you never allow your child to be around a gun?
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

How the heck can you teach children proper gun safety if you never allow your child to be around a gun?


when they become teens

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:33 PM

Sad times we live in when a teenager walks into a house with a gun, intending to use it to steal the homeowner's valuables.

I'm thinking the kid was stoned out of his mind or needed quick cash to feed his drug habit.

I also noticed he was from Sacramento.

(Ouch! A person from another area coming here to commit crimes!)

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

when they become teens

I was shooting before I was a teen.

My children are shooting and have a few years to go to become teens.

Rule#1 Don't talk about owning guns to your friends.
Rule#2 Don't talk about owning guns to your teachers.
Rule#3 Don't ever mention guns at school.
Rule#4 Don't ever forget rules 1 through 3.
Violating the above rules can get you expelled from school.

Got that, OK, good.

Now let's talk about Gun Safety, ...
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:51 PM

Sad times we live in when a teenager walks into a house with a gun, intending to use it to steal the homeowner's valuables.

I'm thinking the kid was stoned out of his mind or needed quick cash to feed his drug habit.

I also noticed he was from Sacramento.

(Ouch! A person from another area coming here to commit crimes!)

I wish the article had been more specific. It said, "The 16 year old suspect was later determined to have been reported as a runaway in Sacramento County."

Where in Sacramento County? Folsom? Walnut Grove? Rio Linda?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

I wish the article had been more specific. It said, "The 16 year old suspect was later determined to have been reported as a runaway in Sacramento County."

Where in Sacramento County? Folsom? Walnut Grove? Rio Linda?


Would it really matter?


Steve, when I was a teen my friends and I would come here from Fair Oaks to go swimming and get some ice cream afterwards from Snooks, when they were closer to the river. It was an outing that we looked forward to every summer.

I don't think it's unusual for people to come to Folsom from other areas for the attractions we have, and we have many.

Bottom line, just as with any town that has the attractions Folsom does, it brings the good and the bad. No getting around it!

Most criminals won't rob in their own neighborhood because they would risk being spotted by people who see them often at stores and other places around where they live.

It's just natural that a criminal would go where they could find the biggest booty and not be recognized by the locals.....mostly the cops.

Keep in mind that our Folsom police force KNOWS our local criminals and they are the first to be looked at by the Folsom cops when a crime is committed. Why on earth would a local criminal commit a crime in their own back yard?

Folsom has been a target for crime from people outside our area as long as I have known Folsom existed. WE are the hub of a lot of Sacramento's recreation.

We may as well get used to it and apply some safety measures and common sense....like locking our doors, cars and everything else.




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