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Shoot 62 39.74%
Wish I had a firearm so I could shoot 20 12.82%
Call police and hide (outside if you're feeling lucky...) 27 17.31%
Hand over my valuables and hope the intruder goes away 9 5.77%
Don't know 7 4.49%
While looking over barrel of S&W-Ask "Have You Given Much Thought To Early Retirement? - Well Have Ya Punk?" 18 11.54%
Try Out Moves Just Learned in &quotiscovering Karate" class 2 1.28%
Sneak Up On Him And Yell In His Ear 0 0%
Sneak Up On Him And Kiss Him On His Ear 0 0%
Ask Dog To Show Him Out 7 4.49%
Shake spouse awake and say "Greg, Greg, I hear something" 2 1.28%
Walk Up To Him And Say In A Wide-eyed Intimidatingly Scary Mysterious Foreign Accent - Heh, Want To Pull My Finger, Mister? 1 0.64%
Show Him Your Pumpkins 1 0.64%
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #21
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I have a fake ADT sign I bought on ebay.

I imagine that nets me about 85% of the value with no false alarms.

Isnt this game sort of another case of "just look less inviting than your neighbors" / only have to outrun the other guy when the bear's chasing you ?
I have no doubt you are correct. But the plan is pretty cheap, we keep getting the trial deal and when that time runs out we threaten to leave and they extend the trial deal.

Side bonus, next door neighbor installs the systems for a living, so his big ADT van is right there. Two cops live in the 'hood as well, so there is always black and whites parked there, too. Now all I have to worry about is the stupid crooks.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:45 PM   #22
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Actually I believe the last credible stat I saw showed that you're far more likely to completely empty a gun and miss on every shot from six feet away than you are to successfully shoot an intruder.

Thats gotta be an awkward moment. You're there with an empty gun. He's there with full underpants. Now what?
This comment is still inappropriate as it is clearly unprovoked, and meant to start a flame war.
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Anyone see that old commercial of the intruder knocking out the second-story screen as our intrepid homeowner takes aim, ready to fire as soon as he's sure his bullets won't damage the screen?

The screen falls to the floor, the intruder follows, the homeowner shoots... only to discover that it's his teenage son sneaking back into the house.

I'm going to stick with the "run like a scared bunny" response.
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I'm going to stick with the "run like a scared bunny" response.
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Hey Az, learn to take a joke. It was nothing more than one of my usual bad efforts at bad humor.
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I figure if he/she gets past the dog they really want what we've got and they can take it, then I'll shoot them in the arse on the way out the door.

Police Chief lives on my street along with 2 police officers from the next town 3 doors down from him. Two months ago one of the officers houses was broken into, police coverage in my neighborhood has been spectacular ever since.
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Hey Az, learn to take a joke. It was nothing more than one of my usual bad efforts at bad humor.
I thought it was hilarious myself -- but I'm from the slow class and may well have missed some deeper meaning.

I have a small pistol myself and judging by my results on the range and the serious correction factor in my eyeglass perscription, I can pretty easily imagine myself unloading the gun into everything BUT the intruder.

So I'll be legging it like Nords and Gumby if anyone ever gets in. But I prefer the keep 'em out in the first place approach. Good locks, good lights, and I'm thinking seriously about adding an alarm system and / or a mid-sized dog.
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Man, I'd much rather have someone take my stereo and computer than have to pry bullets out of the floor/wall and clean up brown and/or red liquid from all over the floor....especially if the liquid came from me or my family. I figure that there is almost no chance that I would have the weapon in my hand at the proper time, anyway. I'm certainly not going to keep a loaded weapon at hand with a couple of often-out-of-their-mind teenagers in the house! :P

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I have a fake ADT sign I bought on ebay.

I imagine that nets me about 85% of the value with no false alarms.

Isnt this game sort of another case of "just look less inviting than your neighbors" / only have to outrun the other guy when the bear's chasing you ?
I do the same thing with the ADT sign..............my neighbor was throwing it out......
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This comment is still inappropriate as it is clearly unprovoked, and meant to start a flame war.
Az............he was kidding, you get that, right??
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My choice as well.
I live LESS than 1 mile from the police station...........a saw a suspicious car cruising down the street one night, seemed to be casing the area. I waited, hidden behind a curtain, and when the car made another pass I called the cops. There were FOUR cop cars there in less than two minutes, they sealed off the block, surrounded the car, and took the guy away. Turns out there was an outstanding warrant on him........for burglary..............

Never have mided paying my property taxes since..........
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and / or a mid-sized dog.
Do yourself and the dog a favor: only get a dog if you want a companion.
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Not a great poll - where is get out of the house as an option?
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Do yourself and the dog a favor: only get a dog if you want a companion.
YES companion first noise maker second.
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Not a great poll - where is get out of the house as an option?
Also want to know where other options are such as, "Demonstrate with nunchuks why it is in the best interests of the intruder to leave as fast as possible"
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If An Intruder Entered Your Home What Would You Do?
Unfortuantely, the real answer to this question is that I would probably sleep right through it. I sleep very soundly. But if the intrusion were coincidental with a tornado tearing the roof off my house (which is what it might take to wake me), I think I would probably try to get out of the house.
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I don't see an option for "pull scary foreigner act" and look and sound intimidating.

Got a security system, and a (fairly useless) dog, and probably more importantly have security system stickers around the house and a dog house in the front yard (which the dog won't even use). Use of deadly force in defense of property is NOT smiled upon indulgently around these parts, so no weapons for me.

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