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Home Invasion Ends in Death
The Huffington Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Robert Siciliano

Posted on 06/18/2014 2:03:51 PM PDT by Q-ManRN

A man died at the hands of two intruders who invaded his home in Sacramento County recently. The 30-year-old victim had been shot. According to witnesses, two intruders barged into the apartment, then shot the man, but not before stealing some of his belongings.

Can something like this be prevented? Most likely...

Tips to help prevent a home invasion:

Instruct your kids or any children visiting that they are never to answer a knock at the door or the doorbell ringing, even if pizza or some other delivery is expected. Your kids must know that they are forbidden from responding to the door even if you’re momentarily indisposed (in the shower, on a ladder painting the ceiling, etc.).

Have an alarm system installed, and always keep it on, and yes, that means making it a habit to turn it off before you step outside to let the dog out, water the garden, retrieve the mail, take out the trash, etc. Kids, too, must learn this habit, since they are often in and out of a house many times in one day.

To make it easier to embrace the idea of keeping the alarm on at all times, realize that often, a burglar or rapist won’t even ring your doorbell or knock. They’ll just make their way in and creep up on you.

Install a 24-hour video surveillance system. If a burglar or rapist spots that camera, or even the system’s company’s warning decals, this will be a great deterrent. All doors and entry points should have a camera.

If a stranger is at your door, speak to that person with the main door closed, never through just the screen door.

(Excerpt) Read more at huffingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; guncontrol; homeinvasion
Earlier today I posted an article entitled "Florida man calls 911 during home invasion, gets transferred to voicemail". In this news story, a Florida man's home was invaded by four armed thugs looking for prescription pain killers. The Florida homeowner called 9-1-1 as the thugs began beating on his wife and stepmother. The 9-1-1 operator mistakenly transferred him to the fire department and then transferred him to voicemail which told him to hang up & dial 9-1-1.

Realizing that 9-1-1 was not going to save them, the Florida homeowner grabbed his gun and shot one of the thugs causing all of the thugs to flee. The police eventually caught three of the assailants.

Now, let us consider the fate of a California homeowner who also faced a home invasion by armed thugs as mentioned in the above article from the liberal Huffington Post. Here the homeowner is robbed and killed.

According to the Huffington Post, the author of the article Robert Siciliano is a personal and home security specialist. Mr. Siciliano writes the tips listed above. His best advice: leave the home alarm on 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Being an "expert", perhaps he just did not realize that alarm systems cannot stop a bullet.

As a legally armed homeowner, there are a few other observations that I made about Mr. Siciliano's tips:

1. All of his recommendations deal with preventing a home invasion while he offers no ideas for what to do if your home is actually invaded.

2. I could not help but notice that his tips did not mention any form of self defense even as a deterrent.

3. Home alarms & video surveillance are costly & require maintenance & upkeep.

4. Once again the alarm company has to take the responsibility for protecting you instead of you being responsible for protecting yourself. If the alarm company & the police do not come through in time to save you, it was nice knowing you.

5. None of his recommendations offer any actual personal protection from harm in the event of a home invasion.

I can imagine from reading this article why people die in California, but I cannot imagine why people live there.

1 posted on 06/18/2014 2:03:51 PM PDT by Q-ManRN
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To: gonzo; MinuteGal; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; Seeking the truth; JulieRNR21; surfer; ...

Self defense ping


2 posted on 06/18/2014 2:05:54 PM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

Video cameras don’t stop people from shooting you. They only possibly aid in criminal prosecution later.

Alarms don’t prevent people from kicking your door in and response is not instantaneous.

Locked doors can still be broken. I have friend who was pistol whipped in his bedroom by intruders.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 2:06:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Q-ManRN

The general rule of self protection, start with the firearm, end with the call to 911.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 2:06:54 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Q-ManRN

Huffington Post seems to be having a hissyfit blaming the victim for not doing enough to prevent the crime.

What was the victim wearing?


5 posted on 06/18/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Q-ManRN

6 posted on 06/18/2014 2:14:12 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Q-ManRN

If someone is so stupid as to break into my house while someone is home, all occupants are well practiced with all the firearms here.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 2:15:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Q-ManRN

Tips to help prevent a home invasion:

Teach your kids how to shoot.

Make sure each one has a gun.

Keep guns loaded.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 2:21:34 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Q-ManRN
My comment after the HuffPo piece:

Did I miss, "Rack the slide on your Remington 870 pump shotgun?" Oh, sorry, this is the HuffPo, so the final instruction will be "Crawl into your safe space in the fetal position and keep dialing 911."

9 posted on 06/18/2014 2:24:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tennessee Nana

But but... shouldn’t we be taught to urinate on the robbers so that they won’t be in the mood to rob us?


10 posted on 06/18/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Q-ManRN

Liberals don’t want you to defend yourself. They want the criminal to waltz right in and take whatever he wants.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 2:29:06 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Don’t forbid the kids... do tell them where the guns are kept in case of emergency (just like the fire extinguishers).


12 posted on 06/18/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: exnavy

. . . and memorize the line “I was in fear of my life and saw no other alternative.”


13 posted on 06/18/2014 2:31:12 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Q-ManRN

It is California and therefore irrelevant

They live in a sewer from which they could leave


14 posted on 06/18/2014 2:32:28 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Vigilanteman

“I was in fear of my life and saw no other alternative.”

And, to reinforce this narrative, ALWAYS IMMEDIATELY start complaining of chest pains and the need to be transported to the hospital...


15 posted on 06/18/2014 2:33:25 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: a fool in paradise

But some of the people must be fairly conservative. The first few comments I read recommended getting a gun.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Locked doors can still be broken.”

First thing I noticed; the posed photo of the perp trying to pry open a glass door that he could smash through in a fraction of the time with the crow bar. Yeah, these people know their stuff!

17 posted on 06/18/2014 2:40:35 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Q-ManRN

In other words, you should just imprison yourself, maximum security style.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 3:37:15 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: Q-ManRN

I thought we were supposed to open the back door and fire a shotgun into the air.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: exnavy
'The general rule of self protection, start with the firearm...'

At least in regards to home defense, the firearm should be near the center of the onion, with lots of other layers that have to be dealt with first by the would be wrongdoer.

A property fence with an interior latching/locking gate, motion activated lights, cameras, robust doors and locks are all a good start. A yard full of chewed up cattle femurs and the dog that put them there are also a secondary layer. I do recognize that in any deliberate, armed home invasion, my dog that I love dearly is not going to survive, but even in my deepest sleep, he is going to give advance warning and rouse me, and might get in a potentially disabling bite. Only after all the above have failed to deter a criminal would I even begin to have cause to pull a trigger, though, I do tend to have a firearm in a ready state in any room of my house.

20 posted on 06/18/2014 4:54:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Make sure each one has a gun.

Tennessee, sure. But in California, different. Guns must have a trigger lock, and or be locked in a safe. There's a California law that if kids are present in the house, guns must not be available to the kids - must be locked in a safe. Since I have kids around, my guns are locked up to protect myself legally. I can open a gun safe at my bedside with my handprint toggling a few fingers, but it's a delaying factor. P.S. I have video cameras and an alarm system also, but I trust the guns more as a deterrent in California.

21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:49:55 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

My 10 year old granddaughter bagged her first buck...

when she was 8...


22 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:42 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Congratulations! She must be amazing! Here, you can’t even be seen with a gun lest you be charged with brandishing. Gov Moonbeam Brown signed a law last year, no more open carry. Totally unconstitutional and being challenged. I have family in Tennessee. Wife won’t let us leave California due to family, responsible for her elderly mom nearby and we babysit grandkids. But someday… Anyway, be very proud of your granddaughter.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:57:41 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Q-ManRN

I’d like to add a sixth to your list.

Last I looked, the cost associated with all of Mr. Sicilianos’ suggested intrusion aversion equipment would easily rival that of a few good firearms and enough ammunition to last a while.

Which is not to mention the difference in speed between a recording, a police response ( or lack thereof) and a weapon on hand.

Better to have and not need...


24 posted on 06/19/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT by Big Giant Air Head (Why do we labour for those who sit idly and criticize?)
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To: I want the USA back

The libs want you to believe that the government is going to keep you safe with the police; therefore, there is no need for you to protect yourself because the police will do that for you.

Sadly, people believe this obvious myth because the media constantly reinforces that myth. If the police could protect everyone, then no one should be murdered, assaulted, or raped. However, that is patently false. Once you realize that the police cannot protect you personally, you are forced to acknowledge the fact that you have to accept the responsibility for protecting yourself.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 9:47:49 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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