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Post# 387365   3/6/2018 at 16:54 (854 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        



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Put your car keys beside your bed at night.


Your car alarm is a security alarm system that you probably already have. It will go off when set off from almost everywhere inside your home.


If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to break in your house, press the panic button for your car. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there. Most likely, the intruder won't stick around.


(Also remember to carry your keys in your hand while walking in a parking lot so you won't have to fumble for them when you get to your car.)



Post# 387366 , Reply# 1   3/6/2018 at 17:27 (854 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


I just put a hook on my bedside table for my keys. Now if I can only remember to hang them there instead of by the front door where I've been hanging them for years -- and will remember where they are when I go to the door looking for them! Ah, the joys of early senility.

Post# 387416 , Reply# 2   3/7/2018 at 09:19 (853 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I remember reading this somewhere a bit back. I put the second set in the nightstand.

Post# 387419 , Reply# 3   3/7/2018 at 09:53 (853 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I leave my keys in my pants pocket at night. That way I don't have to look for them when I get up in the morning.

Post# 387660 , Reply# 4   3/10/2018 at 04:45 (850 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Yes-my keys are on my bedside table---and my Mossberg 500 shotgun is under my bed in case of "close encounters" Have experienced this before!Glad that shotgun was there!!!!

Post# 388802 , Reply# 5   3/23/2018 at 06:19 (837 days old) by kenkart ()        
If I hear someone breaking in

The funeral home is getting ready to have some business, because there is a 38 special Smith and Wesson Detective special close at hand and I'm a pretty good shot,,,and I am NOT aiming to injure or scare!

Post# 388834 , Reply# 6   3/23/2018 at 15:37 (837 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Wouldn't work for me as both my cars are classic so don't have alarms!! It is a good idea though. Thankfully I live in a very low crime area but you can never be too careful.

Post# 388835 , Reply# 7   3/23/2018 at 15:39 (837 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I agree Hans! As a friend of mine from South Africa says, you shoot to kill.

Post# 388838 , Reply# 8   3/23/2018 at 16:09 (837 days old) by kenkart ()        
I dont want

Them getting out in a few months to come back and try to kill me!!!

Post# 391796 , Reply# 9   5/10/2018 at 16:39 (789 days old) by gus ( Montevideo Uruguay, South Am.)        

OMG people. You forget we`re talking about human lives? Here law says if you¨re threatens in your life and the other person has a similar weapon then you can shoot as self defense, otherwise you go to jail for killing. I know if you have an intruder inside your home you should have the right to defense, but not killing. Except life and health what is worth in your possessions (material possessions) the life of a human been?. Unfortunately I had the bad experience of finding a young man into my house and I knew he had stolen several things, like golden rings, etc. Not a fortune, but my mothers ¨jewels. I met him face to face and I thought while he was walking before me facing his back to me, I take a knife and I plunge it in his back. And immediately thought, it¨s a young man. Still has plenty of years to live. Who am I to decide if he lives or die, for a small bunch of jewels. So let him go. I don¨t regret it. That¨s MHO. No offense please.

Post# 391843 , Reply# 10   5/11/2018 at 13:49 (788 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Not to offend or even try to argue what way to go here! My brother is retired chief of police, mom was Always packing! he always said if there was an intruder, be sure to get off the first shot,and make sure you drug him into the house to prove the intrusion. Never sure if that was a joke or not. He is 6'5", at 5'11" I am the runt, mom even was tall.

Post# 391857 , Reply# 11   5/11/2018 at 16:53 (788 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I've alway heard that as well. I have two friends who are cops and they both told me the same thing!

Post# 391861 , Reply# 12   5/11/2018 at 17:03 (788 days old) by Gus ( Montevideo Uruguay, South Am.)        

Hi. Of course it's not to argue, but keep in mind that in Uruguay many laws must be different. Self defense is one of them. Just that.9

Post# 392118 , Reply# 13   5/19/2018 at 04:06 (780 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If an intruder is LEAVING your place-you CANNOT shoot him or stab him in the back.Now if he is COMING TO YOU then you can shoot or use your knife.the law about dragging can be contested--DON'T do it!!!If you have to shoot-do not disturb the scene in ANY way.It will be sorted out.However-in North Carolina you can shoot thru the door if the perp is trying to break thru the door.If noting else that may frighten him enough so he LEAVES!!Bet he will have to change his underwear if your shot didn't hit them.For me my gun skills would be better than knife skills-it takes a SKILLED person to use a knife properly in these cases.If you do want to use a knife in this case-get the proper training to use it just like with a gun.Now if the perp has a gun you are at a disadvantage.The old story---don't bring a knife to what could be a gun fight!

Post# 411038 , Reply# 14   6/29/2019 at 23:55 (374 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

I always leave a set on a hook by the bedroom door so they're excesable but honestly i never thought of this idea hopefully I'll remember it if the time ever comes

Post# 411185 , Reply# 15   7/5/2019 at 12:32 (368 days old) by kenkart ()        
I have worked too hard

And minded my own business for all these years If someone is dumb enough to come in my house uninvited then im dad gum dumb enough to shoot them!

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