1) Here is a Philadelphia news report about a home robbery/murder occurring about 35 miles outside the
city. Some interesting points:
a) Home is in an upscale, low crime suburban area. Large Home is on 10 acres of land and worth roughly $900,000.
b) Killers were in home for several hours --tied up victim's girlfriend and 12 year old son.
c) Victim , however, was a businessman who filed bankruptcy to evade $1.8 Million in debts.
Hi Don, thanks the link.
This is another good example of the difference between wishful thinking and how events turn out in the real world.
Three big points here people:
1)We’ve said it time and again here in the blog: Seclusion and isolation doesn’t equal security. If anything, criminals have to worry about less eyes on them, there’s a smaller chance of someone noticing them and calling the police and they have all the time in the world to do what they want with their victims. You know why all these survival retreats have worked so well so far in terms of security? Because there still isn’t a serious crime problem in America!
2)They entered through a window. Notice how vulnerable most homes are. The window was probably opened, they just stepped inside through it. How many of you lock your front door but keep the back door opened? Doors and windows should be locked, and you should keep an eye on them when opening them for ventilation and fresh air. The reality is that most people don’t have barred windows and armored doors, and that means most people are pretty vulnerable in their homes.
3)The home owner had guns. Still, guns are a last line of defense, they are not an alarm, they don’t replace locked doors and windows and competent home security habits. Maybe if the window had been crashed to enter and the home owner had reacted fast enough or if he had been carrying his gun, he would have had a chance to defend himself. If you can carry in your State, serious gun owners carry at all times, when on the street or their living room. Especially if your home isn’t hardened for security, your reaction time gap is measured in the seconds it takes to shatter a sliding glass door with the butt or slide of the handgun and stepping inside. It’s a matter of few seconds, not few minutes.