Category Archives: Crime

Be a “Good Witness” or a Victor the choice is yours

I was and have been told all my life some lies that have been exposed in the last 20 years. Yet, as most opinions that are stated over and over, they have become false facts.

For years the gun shop talk said, “get a shotgun and if you hear an intruder, rack the slide, the invader will poop their pants and run away” and “give the little lady a light weight revolver, that way she doesn’t need to worry about controls on a semi-auto”.

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Thoughts on criminals and firearms

Criminals see guns as tools, nothing more. They don’t buy holsters, spare magazines, or proper ammo. They just buy (normally illegally), or steal, a gun to use as a tool in their ‘job. They think of a gun no different than they think of bolt cutters, hammers, gloves.

If thugs feel there is a chance of them getting caught, they just throw the weapon in a ditch or alley or gutter. Sometimes it is ditched in a place they can come back and retrieve it. Criminals and thugs don’t have holsters, spare magazines or ammo because if they are caught, it shows intent, and that there was a weapon, remember that most thugs are career criminals and cannot legally posses a weapon. By carrying a gun tucked in their pants they can leave minimal or no evidence that they had a handgun when or if they committed a crime. A holster is an extra expense and more difficult to get rid of (presuming they have a belt on). Continue reading Thoughts on criminals and firearms

Bill Maher’s standards are not American

This week we have another guest article by Dan McNeil, he wrote this to his e-mail subscribers late last year, around October.

When rich and famous Robin Williams killed himself last year, it was quite a shock.
But each year at this time, the suicides that really strike home are the ones that occurred 13 years ago when the 9/11 suiciders struck. Continue reading Bill Maher’s standards are not American

Easy way to start your physical security on a budget: Part 2 basic home ideas

In Part 1 I spoke about firearms on a budget, go hear to read that article.

This time I want to talk about a few ways to protect your home and family on the cheap.

First lock your doors, when you are home and when you leave. Put the chain on and the deadbolt too. No excuses.

With the following simple tips, a door breaching tool won’t easily or quickly work, the door will have to be split into pieces. Giving you time to escape, evade or better yet arm yourself.

On each external door get a door prop leg, like they have at church / businesses. The one that you kick down with your foot to hold the door open. Instead, put it on the inside of your doors and kick it down at night. That should secure the bottom half of your door. Continue reading Easy way to start your physical security on a budget: Part 2 basic home ideas

Things your burglar won’t tell you

While on my kick of security I came across this on my hard drive, I really don’t remember where I got it from but it is true.

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

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