Post # 16
Well, being an illegal alien doesn’t always mean the person will have any immediate repurcussions from it… Unfortunately.
My point is that with all of the controversy currently surrounding illegal immigration at the moment, most law enforcement is enthusiastic to help assist in doing their part in getting some of the “bad guys” out (since they feel that the government isn’t doing anything at all to keep them out in the first place).
So, that may mean that they try a little harder to get the guy on a traffic violation or something of the sort. If they than have reasonable cause at that point to do a search (being an illegal immigrant would be just cause), maybe they find something incriminating. Maybe they don’t. It’s all a gamble, and unfortunately police have a much harder time being able to convict criminals than they are given credit for.
Shotguns can be very hard to maneuver. You could also never carry it as a concealed weapon, if you wanted to. Personally, a 40mm glock is my preference. However, you really need to go to a reputable gun shop and see what size fits you best and see what they will recommend in terms of power. You want it to be comfortable and don’t want to fumble something like that should anything (God forbid!) happen.
Post # 17
Honestly, why did your DH bring this guy back to your house and answer all of these questions if he was already suspicious? I mean, it sounds like the guy was reporting back to someone with all of the details about who lives in the house.
Please notify appropriate authorities and purchase an alarm system!! Be safe!
Post # 18
Agree with PPs…go to the police even if it’s just to have a record of the report. And protect yourself.
Also, the correct answer is “Yes, our dog bites.”
Post # 19
And totally agree with the alarm system, the peace of mind will be well worth the cost.
Post # 20
Mrslovebug: No, not all; it depends on the gauge. Even kids shoot them in competitions after all, so they aren’t all bad.
FWIW, apparently you can get alarm system signs to put in the yard even without buying the product. It won’t stop anything, but it’ll give anyone thinking of breaking in second thoughts at least. Just make sure to only buy one or two, and only from one company. One of our neighbors has several from multiple companies. Not convincing.
Post # 21
I would definitely set up an advanced alarm system which alerts a central company if it is triggered, and motion triggered lights outside your home (you’d be amazed at what motion triggered lights or even motion triggered sprinklers can do to deter casual intruders).
I really disagree strongly with people who are telling you to get a gun. Unless you are already very familiar with guns, you are far more likely to injure yourself than an intruder. I would also be very concerned about having a gun in the house if I had children, in case a child gets hold of it.
Post # 22
what is wrong with you..
Someone asked your Fiance to do something illegal. Then was quizzed about the logistics of his living situation.. You were also told to keep both a knife and a taser near your front door. If this doesn’t set off alarm bells then maybe being arrested in the near future may. Criminal tend to use naive people to carry out illegal activities on their behalf and you both appear to fit the bill. Seriously, go to the police. Even it they cannot do anything right now, they should be aware of this sketchy situation.
Post # 23
Lol, now when I click on this thread I get a concealed weapon advertisement…
Post # 24
I would be freaking the hell out and calling the police. I would also be installing an alarm system. That is scary shit…
Post # 25
Will it let me reply now?
Post # 26
I’ve been trying for hours to update and reiterate that my DH did not agree to buy a gun and his response to the guy was along the lines of “Hell no! Are you f…… crazy?”
When DH came home for lunch we discussed the issue further. I don’t feel comfortable going straight to the police station if there isn’t much they can do.
So finally we realized DHs parents are best friends with a couple. The wife works high in the court system here and her husband is one of the highest ranking officers in town. Not to mention her brother is a detective well respected. So I left her the message explaining the situation in full detail and what we should do. Now I’m waiting to hear back from her.
In the meantime we will be installing two additional motion lights as well as new padlocks and I will be calling alarm companies in the sm.
I wonder why it wouldn’t let me post? I started to worry about being “black listed” lol. But it will be reported once we know the safest way for my family when this guy knows where ee live
Post # 27
So….this guy asked your husband to buy a gun for him so he could smuggle it into Mexico and your husband thought it was a good idea to let this guy know where he lives? Forgotten phone or not, why the hell would you do that? I think I’d do without my phone for the day. And this guy was asking questions like who else llives there, if your dog bites and was then texting the answers to someone? If you don’t feel comfortable telling the cops, your husband should at least talk to his employer. And if the guy is not legal, maybe a call to INS. This guy isn’t just someone unfamiliar about this society as your husband is trying to convince you and himself. He was literally asking your husband questions about who lives in your house and scoping about how protected it is and then texting someone else the answers.
Post # 28
Everyone has to come to their own conclusions about firearms, and children need to be a part of that calculation. It sounds like your husband has strong anit- feelings.
If you ever do decide to bring a firearm into the home, take a class that tells you all about your state’s laws, whether or not you live in a castle doctrine state, etc. Then practice. Should you ever need to use it, when the adrenalin flows it needs to feel like second nature.
Shotguns are considered by many to be one of the best choices for home defense, I find them awkward. I’m better off with something else.