To: Travis McGee
All true, but where does that leave your young children down the hall?
I will ensure my family's safety - if that means I risk a trip down the hall, or whatever is required, so be it.
My personal safety is of no consequence unless/until my kids/spouse are safe; OTOH I work hard to make sure I win.
Securing my kids/spouse outweighs any risk involved - but once that is accomplished, getting into a gunfight on purpose is counterproductive.
My only point here is that unless you HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE, searching your house alone is exceedingly dangerous regardless of how well trained and equipped you may be.
posted on 01/14/2004 12:20:46 PM PST
(Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
I completely agree. There's two big reasons why my daughter's room has a nice heavy solid core door on it with a step stop that is sunk into the foundation. One, it really helps to keep the noise down in the house.
The second is that is where the family meets. I won't even get into any hypothetical like a daughter who can outshoot me, and of course she doesn't own any guns - she's a kid, of course. None at all within easy reach.
I sometimes feel tempted to let some of the fellows from her school into the house, then I get a pang of guilt.
posted on 01/14/2004 10:05:34 PM PST
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