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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:14 PM Jan 2013

Poll: Home invasions and the fear thereof. [View all]

The recent gun talk on DU has led me to come to the realization that there are a lot of people fearful of their home being invaded while they are in the home enjoying their freedoms.

At one time, I lived in a lousy neighborhood. Neighbors and I suffered break-ins and burglaries. But I never remember fearing a house invasion and wouldn't dream of keeping loaded weaponry handy so as to kill intruders. Now I live in a peaceful, heavenly place and of course a home invasion is not within the realm of possibility.

How about you?

27 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I live in fear of Home invasion because my neighbors have had 'em and I'm probably next.
0 (0%)
I live in fear of Home invasion because I've suffered one in the past.
0 (0%)
I live in fear of Home invasion because you never know.
1 (4%)
I live in fear of Home invasion because........(See below, Examples might include: The mob knows who I am...etc.)
0 (0%)
I'm not fearful of a Home invasion but I like to have a gun around just in case.
4 (15%)
I'm not fearful of a Home invasion and would be very surprised if anyone tried to break into my house while I was here.
22 (81%)
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Sorry, I don't have any more fear of home invasion than a fire. I have insurance for a fire... Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #1
Hey, Eleanors! Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #2
We have something in common! Lack of fear (except for that 64 yr. old's urge to piss). Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #6
I have had a home invasion. yellerpup Jan 2013 #3
OMG. renate Jan 2013 #7
I never kept the gun loaded. yellerpup Jan 2013 #11
I am curious sarisataka Jan 2013 #9
I believe he was tipped off as to where I kept it. yellerpup Jan 2013 #15
Sounds like he had inside info sarisataka Jan 2013 #17
Thanks, sarisataka. yellerpup Jan 2013 #24
I'm glad you are OK. Your experience is not unusual. stevenleser Jan 2013 #27
This message was self-deleted by its author yellerpup Jan 2013 #35
I lived in a red state then. yellerpup Jan 2013 #39
I am prepared. bluerum Jan 2013 #4
I would call it more sarisataka Jan 2013 #5
I wasn't thinking of a "no knock warrant" or "SWAT raid" as something anyone was arming for.... rgbecker Jan 2013 #13
The police do not bother me sarisataka Jan 2013 #16
You didn't mention keeping a weapon. rgbecker Jan 2013 #18
I am a licensed carrier sarisataka Jan 2013 #23
I don't fear a home invasion--but, otoh, I don't think one need fear it to wish to be prepared fishwax Jan 2013 #8
The town in which I live now I'm related to about Coolest Ranger Jan 2013 #10
I have a very loyal mastiff Recursion Jan 2013 #12
You gotta love "Man's best friend". rgbecker Jan 2013 #14
I read an interesting journal article about co-evolution Recursion Jan 2013 #49
Nothing worse than being drooled to death. nt rrneck Jan 2013 #22
I say that ("she might drool you to death", etc.) Recursion Jan 2013 #48
I have guns because I'm too lazy to get rid of them rustydog Jan 2013 #19
Fear? Nah. rrneck Jan 2013 #20
I had an attempted home invasion in Queens HockeyMom Jan 2013 #21
If anyone broke into my house..... llmart Jan 2013 #25
i have a very protective dog madrchsod Jan 2013 #26
i've had a home invasion shanti Jan 2013 #28
I had a guy bust open my front door and come into the hallway and start into our bedroom. rgbecker Jan 2013 #33
Someone broke into my house twice. I live along a 2 lane main highway. So none of the options fit. appleannie1 Jan 2013 #29
So you're saying you don't fear an invasion because you have the shotgun? rgbecker Jan 2013 #32
The first time whoever it was was in the attached garage going through tool boxes. I stood appleannie1 Jan 2013 #37
I don't fear them but I know people it has happened to madville Jan 2013 #30
Wow, that's a story! rgbecker Jan 2013 #31
The intruder had it madville Jan 2013 #43
If a home invasion is not within the realm of possibility, are you deceased? nt raccoon Jan 2013 #34
Well, as I said, I live in a heavenly place where stuff like that never happens to people like me. rgbecker Jan 2013 #36
I live in the country. It can happen anywhere appleannie1 Jan 2013 #38
Could be your location on a busy road attracts folks who see an easy target. rgbecker Jan 2013 #41
I live in the boonies. nick of time Jan 2013 #40
Well secured home (deadbolts and rear entry fence) and an alert dog AND elfin Jan 2013 #42
Home invasions are not random events. MrSlayer Jan 2013 #44
exactly, that's it! shanti Jan 2013 #47
Excuse me - but bullshit. Matariki Jan 2013 #59
In general, I'm right. MrSlayer Jan 2013 #61
I'd like to hear more about your Home invasion. rgbecker Jan 2013 #62
We don't worry about it union_maid Jan 2013 #45
Aren't home invaders afraid of libruls with dogs? undeterred Jan 2013 #46
I'm wondering when the term 'home invasion' became current. We used to just say 'burglary'. HiPointDem Jan 2013 #50
Good question! Here's some definitions from Dictionary.com rgbecker Jan 2013 #53
"Home invasion" is a burglary when you're there (nt) Recursion Jan 2013 #54
yes, i know. perhaps you could address my question, though. HiPointDem Jan 2013 #55
In my anecodtal experience, the mid 1990's Recursion Jan 2013 #56
One neighbor had one. I'm not in fear of one. Igel Jan 2013 #51
I don't think it's fear 'cause if it was we'd move away from here tularetom Jan 2013 #52
The only home invasion I truly fear Warpy Jan 2013 #57
Been through that. Matariki Jan 2013 #58
I don't even lock the doors. Kaleva Jan 2013 #60
I guess there are a few of us left in America. rgbecker Jan 2013 #63
I suggest you and the other poster read IN COLD BLOOD. raccoon Jan 2013 #64
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