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Are you Ready for a Home Invasion?

I know some of you will think I am being paranoid, and that there is no way that it could possibly happen to you. But honestly that way of thinking, although it may make you feel better, is wrong, and honestly dangerous.

Here are some statistics from the FBI

Home Invasion Facts:

1) According to a United States Department of Justice report: 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasions.

2) 1 of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion. That's over 2,000,000 homes!

3) There has been an average of 289,200 home invasions annually over the last 5 years.

4) Statistically, there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America

And don't think this only happens in bigger cities. I had my home broken into in Hubbardston. And I guarantee you if you called and asked your local police department how many break-ins they have every year you would be shocked.

So now that we have established that these things do happen and that you should be prepared. How do you prepare for this?

For those of us smart enough to be responsibly armed, we have a major advantage, but you still need to be able to gain access to the firearm quickly when you need it, and you need to imagine yourself being startled awake by the sound of someone breaking into your home in the middle of the night. How long would it take you to get your gun? Does it have a gun lock on it? Do you know where the key is? Where is the ammunition? By the time you get all that worked out and you are ready to go it may be to late.

So what should you do?

First decide which firearm is going to be the one you use for home defense. Whether this is a shotgun, or your every day carry pistol. For me, if it is something I hear inside my home I am grabbing my pistol, if it is something I hear outside my home, I am grabbing my Pistol and my AR with my light on it.