I have a plan, thank you so much for your consideration. Here's the part that causes my blood pressure to rise.
Everyone who has read my diatribes before knows I'm a gun owner and solid supporter of the Second Amendment. Those who didn't know that I support the 2A now do. I also support castle doctrine law, meaning that each person has a right to stand and defend themselves by use of whatever force that person deems necessary. Now we'll get along to the article.
Toledo Police claim that violent crime is on the rise, and they are probably right. What gets right on my very last nerve is that the government does not want us, The Great Unwashed, defending ourselves.
Here are a few quotes from the article as made by Lt. David Schmidt who is with the Toledo Police Property Division:
First he [Lt. David Schmidt - MJ] says keep all doors and windows closed and locked, even on a nice night. He advises placing sound makers or alarms on each window or installing an alarm system all together.
If a burglar does get in your home, Lt. Schmidt says always keep a phone at arm's length so you can call 911. He says avoid confrontation.
"Get out. Don't get trapped in your house," said Lt. Schmidt.So if the noise makers don't scare away the bad guy, I'm supposed to flee from my own home? This is outrageous. Your home, be it a palace on Pennsylvania Avenue or a cardboard box on Cocaine Alley, is your castle. It's your refuge and that concept is protected by the Bill of Rights. The idea of being driven from your home by a violent criminal is repugnant, but having the government, particularly the law enforcement branch of the government, advocate that idea goes beyond the pale.
WTOL barely mentions that you have the right to defend your home from invasion, and little wonder. WTOL is afraid of offending the anti-freedom Moonbats. Here's the one-liner:
And according to Ohio state law, every homeowner has the right to use force to protect themselves and their property.
Nice, huh? Rewritten so as to be in keeping with the anti-freedom advocates at WTOL, this should read: By the way, not to sound like we advocate self-defense or anything, but there's a nasty rumor circulating that Ohio State law says something somewhere about using force of some sort to protect yourself and your property.
"You should always be prepared. Have a rough idea of what you're going to do," said Lt. Schmidt.Be prepared is right. I have a little more than a rough idea about just what I'd do with a home invader.
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What really pisses me off here is the part about not getting trapped in your own home. Trapped in my own home?! It's my home. It's where I live.
Calling nine-one-one is fine as far as it goes, but even when you get past the emergency operator and dispatch systems the police are still going to be minutes away. Police know this and they wish it wasn't so, but that's the way things are. If WTOL really wanted to be helpful they'd publish an article on just what a homeowner should do right after the