After a nice,long day at work, many of us look forward to settling down. It’s a normal, reflexive action to unbuckle the belt, unclip the holster and remove the gun from the body. Most of all, for those of us who are looking forward to the embrace of our children and love ones, our home is a place that we can relax. It’s a place where we spend time in the evening.
Sadly, many people are hoping that’s the case, too.
Based on one study funded by the City of Houston, Texas, most of the home burglaries and invasions occur during daytime hours. Mostly, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
This is also the time analysis by some police departments in major metropolitan areas, but the FBI does not release any specific statistics on the Time of Day, only the incidences and locations.
Many Americans are not at home during those working hours. Other people are not working but may be shopping or running errands etc.. Their kids are in school so they are not at home. Burglars are usually male, 25 years old or below, live within 2 miles of the place he plans to rob.
Based on the statistic, most of the burglars are living near the area and they are familiar with the residents’ daily routines.
Unfortunately for us, the person entering your house is usually somewhat familiar with your daily routines and schedules.
In conclusion, even if you’re at home, it may be wise to carry or have a system in place that allows authorized users quick access to the gun. Commitment To Carrying Everyday
We have already covered many home invasion stories, trying to educate the 2A community, carrying both inside and outside the house. Our home is one of the most vulnerable, because it’s a place where we relax. It’s okay to take some rest, we, as a human beings need to let our guard down and relax.
Carrying a concealed gun while at home is one of the best prepared defenses you can have.
Here are the three recent examples of stories that we covered to illustrate that home can quickly turn into a combat environment.
Recently, when a guy barged into a man’s house, he was hacked to death by a machete. Like other people, he was relaxing and not expecting some guy to run in and start hacking away at him. Sadly, he didn’t have any access to his gun to stop the attacker.
Two invaders tried to rape an elderly woman, luckily she was able to get her gun in time. The two invaders snuck in completely, and would have likely had their way with her if she didn’t defended herself. Home defense with a gun is crucial, especially for those often targeted for home invasion.
A man who had experienced burglars before, armed himself and ended up using his gun to save him from another armed burglary attempt. After the first one, he was likely targeted again. One of the worst things that we can do is to underestimate our foes. They are just like predators who see a meal that is easy to get. The bad guy will often target the same spot twice, especially if they didn’t received any resistance from it.
As a protector of our home and family, our job is to keep our place safe. Everyone needs to prepare themselves. Your partner can be your greatest asset. Earlier this year, we found out that an elderly man stopped his wife from being beaten by burglars through faking sickness in order to get his gun.
For those who are alone at home, it’s a must for you to defend yourself at all times. When it comes to anything outside birth, death and taxes, nothing is guaranteed. Carrying your gun while home could be considered an important part of a carry lifestyle.