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Home Invasion Advice Derp

Oh boy, this one is a doozie.

John was lucky because the intruder robbed him, but left him alive.

Yeah, so lucky that he was only robbed, and not robbed and murdered. I guess I’m lucky that I’ve made it 29 years without being murdered too.

If you come face to face with an intruder and you’re not prepared, lie down and do not look at them. Pretend to have a heart attack or breathing problem.

“Don’t let fear paralyze you. When you become paralyzed by fear, that’s when you really do become a victim,”

So… Don’t actually get paralyzed by fear, but pretend to be paralyzed.

“Ninety-five percent of the time they’re trying to find an empty home. They want to go in, spend no more than 3 to 5 minutes collecting everything they can and then head out,”

Sure, and the other five percent of the time they are hell bent on murder, rape, and torture. Playing dead doesn’t help in situations like this one that happened right here in Raleigh just last year.

We specifically did not mention firearms. If you own one, you need to know how, when, and where to use it.

They aren’t wrong, but ignoring the best tool for the job when doing an article about home defense is a little ridiculous.

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

One comment

  1. Why my gun goes on when my eyes open, comes off when I go to bed, and even then near at hand. Intruders forcibly enter my home and they should not be surprised to hear loud noises and see bright flashes.

    As Clint Smith has been known to remark, “Sure, they might take my gun from me. But it’ll be empty.”

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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