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Someone tried to break into my house today while I was out sighting in a new rifle. Lucky for me all they did was break open the gate to my back yard and rip out 2 screens in the windows. To say I'm piss would be an understatement.

 

I've had it with thugs, thieves, and just bad people in general. In the last 3 years someone has broken into my locked shed and stole my wheels for the GMC. A year later someone dumped porn in my yard, and today this.

 

I've had 2 separate instances where people tried to get into my truck while I was at a stop in downtown Seattle during the night... both times when I was driving home from work. And 4 or 5 drunk a-holes tried to kick my a--because they didn't like how I looked at them, all at separate times.

 

I'm beyond fed up.

 

I used to conceal carry sometimes... now I carry ALL the time. And the best part is, the Sheriff told me to. I'm not even going to CC anymore... WA is an open carry state and they can now count me in.

 

Last; I had a privacy fence in the back... as of tonight it is 1/3 gone. The rest is going away tomorrow. Mounting cameras and a recording device this week too. Hooking it all to my server.

 

I'm so pissed that I have to do all this just to protect myself and my property. But I'm taking a stand now.

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Glad nothing major happened and you are still safe.... Keep your doors locked and gun loaded and within arms reach you sleep.

Open carry is a great deterrant. Makes these crooks think twice knowing people are armed and will no longer allow themselves to be victimized.

 

 

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wow thats crazy. i would install motion activated lights all over your yard the cameras are not a bad idea. and i would definatley make sure your guns are locked up or next to your bed, last thing you want is someone stealing your guns.

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all my good stuff is in the safe which is bolted down. However, I own every tool you need to cut it from the floot... so, that's always a bummer. Dirtbikes are cabled together, no spare keys are out, I keep windows locked, I now leave the radio on, and the tall fence is gone as of today.

 

Security cams are on the agenda today also. Funny, I asked the Sheriff about that ADT thing. He told me not to wast my time and recomended the cams and radio instead.

 

I own 2 trucks. I guess one will always be in the driveway now.

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Hate to say it, no offense but I'm thankful I live where I live. Can't remember the last time I've locked my door!!! LOL

 

 

Ditto. Doors here get locked at night usually, that's about it. The only people who have ADT are people who aren't home much. Lotsa guns, I keep dove (8) shot in mine, more pellets leave a better trail for my dog.

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15 years ago when I got my CCW, the most useful thing I got from the training course was the trainer said - remember if you shoot, even if your are 100% in the right and justified, it will likely cost you at least $50K in legal fees. Do you really want to save that weedeater that badly? I bet the number is more like $250K now.....

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Security cameras are great but why not a home security system in addition? Then if someone breaks in, you and the police get a call. And the alarm systems can call out over cellular if you are worried about the crooks cutting the phone lines. If you are really fed up, that would be a huge deterent. I mean, cameras are great but if they crooks cover their face and aren't rushed because there is no alarm, you may not catch them.

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This wont stop them from breaking in but everybody should catalog everything with a serial number on it. It helped me get most of my stuff back when mine was broken into. Here the sheriff dept routinely checks the pawn shops checking for stolen merchadise if a report is filed. The guy who pawned my stuff lives 2 doors down from me and is going to trial for felony theft at the end of the month. Without the serial numbers he would have never caught and you need ID to pawn. Just a thought

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Glad nothing major happened and you are still safe.... Keep your doors locked and gun loaded and within arms reach you sleep.

Open carry is a great deterrant. Makes these crooks think twice knowing people are armed and will no longer allow themselves to be victimized.

 

 

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It also advertises where guns can be found and stolen.

 

To the OP, crooks do not generally break in on a whim. They know what they want, and will try to locate it. A simple example is how often the kid with the loud stereo in his car used to have car broken into, stereo stolen. That has been reduced due to advancements in stereo anti theft features, but the point is still valid. Make your property more visable, and remove anything someone can hide behind during the break in part. Home security systems are cheap around here (Toronto Canada), I can only assume they are real cheap in the states. Get a monitored system, and get the one with the built in cell system and battery backup. You can even set it to not make a sound when you are not home (to help keep the theif there), and when at home it uses a siren, to protect family from intruder, they run at noise. Around here a system like that, with switches on all ground level windows/doors/garage door, cell phone reporting, 4 hour battery backup(power failure) and motion sensors on second floor runs me $24.95 a month, with all the hardware supplied and installed for free, on a 3 year contract.

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15 years ago when I got my CCW, the most useful thing I got from the training course was the trainer said - remember if you shoot, even if your are 100% in the right and justified, it will likely cost you at least $50K in legal fees. Do you really want to save that weedeater that badly? I bet the number is more like $250K now.....

 

 

An instructor or trainer for weapons told you that?

From a person like this I would expect a comment like: "- remember if you shoot, even if your are 100% in the right and justified, it will likely cost one's life-"...

 

I hope money is not your only concern.

 

So long

j-ten-ner

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WA is a stand your ground state but still no castle doctrine. I'm not worried about legal if someone is in my home, not even a little.

 

Not so easy to sell my house when it's worth less than I owe now. Granted I'm only upside down $20K. I had thought about renting and moving back to the country.

 

So the tall fence is gone and I got a guy to put in a nice chain link for the back. Still trying to get some security cameras worked out. It'll be another week till I do.

 

On a side note, a couple neighbors think they saw the car and the 2 dudes who tried to get in. Mid 90's crown vic they think. 2 black guys in their early 20's. My neighbor said it looked like they were on meth... completely tweaked, shifty, paranoid, etc. The corner they parked on has had this problem before so we are aware of the situation. I guess Scott watched one of the dudes walk around the block to my house, thought it was odd, but they left in a min or less so he didn't really give it another thought. Atleast not untill I got home.

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