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JustDucky 2 kids; Connecticut 1118 posts
21st Jan '13

We have a big dog who is VERY protective over the house. Meh sleeps in bed with us, but always knows what's going on, even outside. He lets us know when there are coyotes and fox going after the livestock, even in the middle of the night. He actually scared away an intruder when we first moved in. Someone let themselves in my sliding glass door while it was just him and I home. He went nuts, chased the guy out and almost crashed through the door trying to get the person. We also have a gun safe in our bedroom.

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
21st Jan '13

We have a bunch of guns. Most are in the safe but I have one beside me when I am alone.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
21st Jan '13

We have a 60 pound pitbull who would be very devastating to anyone who broke in, if Trig still doesn't stop them, we have a ruger p95 in our bedroom closet. It is in a safe, has the safety and trigger lock on but i'm sure DH could have it out and ready by the time they got passed Trig.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
21st Jan '13

I have an adt home security system
If I press the panic button on my keychain in signals a loud alarm and they call. If I don't answer they send the police



We don't have a gun

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5836 posts
status 21st Jan '13

We have a gun in my husband's nightstand and a dog that barks st every little noise.

✰ Mrs. B ✰ 2 kids; Texas 2640 posts
21st Jan '13

We have security cameras that should deter intruders, but by chance it doesn't, we've also got 2 large dogs, 2 guns...soon to be more, one of which will be small enough for me to carry on me at all times around house or out jogging. I personally don't do pepper spray, especially not with kids/babies since it can get on you or kids; not worth the risk in my opinion.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
21st Jan '13

I don't know. I wouldn't be able to. SO is trained in martial arts/self defense/disarming a person with a weapon. My brother would most likely stab someone since a knife has always been his go to weapon of choice even though he never has actually stabbed anyone. lol. I would be screwed if I was here alone. Thankfully, I never am. I hate being alone in the house at night time.

Jessica + 2 34 kids; Texas 7364 posts
21st Jan '13

We dont own any guns, my husband has a samurai sword ( but lets face it, if the intruder had a gun my husband would be toast lol) and i have pepper spray but its on my keys by the garage door.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" I would be screwed honestly. I don't have a gun, knife, or even a bat within hands reach. We have ... [snip!] ... but she's in the back yard in her dog house. I suppose if I were home alone without my husband she would sleep inside lol."


I can't own a dog where I live & I don't have a husband or anybody living with me to help protect myself & LO.



It'd be me, all alone, having to figure it out :(

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16907 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DeidreLC:</b>" I have a baseball bat by the the front and back door, and by my bed. And a rottweiler, And a pitbull. Lol. I'm too scared to have a gun."</blockquote>




And too young to own one if your profile is accurate.



OP, I have multiple guns plus concealed carry. There are knives and frying pans in the kitchen that would work as well. There are multiple loose items that can be thrown and furniture to knock over if I need to buy some time to get to any of these items.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
21st Jan '13

When SO is gone our dogs sleep inside. We have a rotti and Dalmatian. The rotti has been trained to attack anyone trying to hurt me or LO. The Dalmatian follows suit.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Jan '13

Handgun in the nightstand, a few more in the closet.

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 20750 posts
21st Jan '13

Honestly, I have nothing but hairspray and a phone to call 911.

*~Terra~* 65 kids; Montgomery, Pennsylvania 32918 posts
21st Jan '13

Buy an ADT Alarm sign off of ebay and put it in your front yard. :)



We have MANY guns in our home. I'm a veteran and my husband an avid hunter. All of our guns are locked downstairs in the basement except the 9mm. Its in the top dresser drawer.



If you are not trained on how to safely use a gun, please don't go out and buy one just for personal protection. Take a weapons safety course and then get one if you want one.



But some other options are taking a self defense class & buying some pepper spray. Thats where I would start.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
21st Jan '13

Well I live with my sister and her bf who are both in the Air Force so there are several guns in this house. I have never used one in my life and would be very uncomfortable doing so, but my sister and her bf both have training in the use of those weapons. There's also a dog but he's a scaredy cat.



I do not feel comfortable owning a gun myself, but I would like to get a taser.