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Have you been taking extra caution given the rash of recent burglaries?

Response Percent Votes
59% 155
36% 94
No, but I plan to
4% 11
Total 260


Bob Forer 1 year, 7 months ago

I think that the police have done a decent job so far catching some of the scofflaws. But I think these burglaries will continue until a hapless thief walks into the wrong house and is met by a carefully aimed double tap. That should end the spree for a while, at least.


riverdrifter 1 year, 7 months ago

Cranky 7-year old labrador retriever bitch in the back yard alerts the neighborhood to any and all strangers. Then the trail cameras take pictures. Mostly just possums & alley cats.


FlintHawk 1 year, 7 months ago

My extra precautions are diligently checking that my teenage son has shut and locked the doors when he comes home. It's a bit alarming to get up in the middle of the night to find the front door wide open. Fortunately, there's only one window that accessible without a very tall ladder, and he doesn't open that.

Here's a tip that I don't think anyone's mentioned. It came from a cop when I lived in a large metro area: Even if you car is in the garage, keep it locked. And set the security feature on the electronic garage door opener — so it can't be opened by (your) stolen remote or one that's been randomly programmed to miraculously work on your door.


Laura Wilson 1 year, 7 months ago

I said no but that's because I already lock all my doors and windows and put the automatic garage doors down, even when I'm home during the day. I don't know why people find this so hard to do.


blindrabbit 1 year, 7 months ago

Cabelas has a hard time keeping up with the 9mm ammo demand. Out here in the country, I hear a lot of target practice going on in the evenings and weekends.


Kendall Simmons 1 year, 7 months ago

Pretty silly reading - all these "I have my gun" claims.

I'm not sure what good a gun would be if you're not at home...or if the gun isn't handy. But it's always fun to puff out your chest and brag about what you'd do, I guess.


KansasLiberal 1 year, 7 months ago

What extra caution is there to take? You should always lock your doors and windows and never leave anything of value in your car, so if you're already doing that there's not much else that needs to be done.


consumer1 1 year, 7 months ago

My plan is to hold a shotgun on the person who enters my house, make him take all his/her clothes off, and then spray paint my address on his/her torso take a picture of them and let em loose. IF they want their clothes back, or the cops find em, they can tell the cops who did this to them and why.


Topple 1 year, 7 months ago

Yep. I put down the wooden pole on the sliding back door...make sure all the downstairs windows are locked...and more importantly, keep my .22 and a loaded magazine right under the edge of the bed.


Lawrenceks 1 year, 7 months ago

Nope, my house is protested by Smith & Wession!


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