Quick note on rising crime.

I read on a http://wethearmed.com/ today of increasing “hot” burglaries in Flint, Michigan. A “hot” burglary is one in which the burglar enters the house when the victims are home. It is similar to a home invasion in that respect. It differs, though, in that the burglar does not seek to confront the homeowner. Hence it is a true burglary, and not a robbery. The poster noted that the burglars hit thirty cars and ten houses in one night- quite a spree.

I recommend everyone go over one’s homeowner’s/renter’s insurance again this week, if not today. Make sure your high density valuables, and especially firearms, are adequately covered. Make sure everything is locked up tight. One can’t prevent every crime. Just make sure you are doing what you can to deter it, and to recover losses in the event of a burglary.

Always arm yourself at home. With hot burglaries and home invasions on the rise, wearing a sidearm at home, even if you can’t CCW, becomes more prudent than ever. Don’t take your piece off because you think you’re safe.

This is going to get worse, as we slip further into depression. Do what you can to protect not only the lives of your families, but also the fruits of your labor. Survival is more about mindset than stuff, but stuff sure does help.

2 Responses

  1. I need to renew my CCW. I let it expire and haven’t had time to renew!

    It’s difficult to always have a weapon at the ready with small kids at home. My kids aren’t old enough for gun safety classes and I have never shown my gun to my 6-year old. He would want to play with it.

    I do like the idea of wearing a sidearm in the house. Not a bad idea.

    • Brian, open carry is still a go in Arizona, no permit required. Additionally, it is likely legal to CCW in your own home without a permit (might want to check on that one). Regardless, the safest place in the world for a loaded sidearm is in its holster on your person. Keep one or two (backup, maybe?) in a high state of readiness. Keep the rest locked up.

      I am a major proponent of never being unarmed.

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