Bad guys can get past security systems

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Contributed, Jon Grove


The Nov. 27 letter, “Sell your guns; invest in home security,” left me stunned at the ignorance of the writer.

He states that most people should not own guns and, “...the day you buy a gun to protect your family could be the day you set in motion a chain of events that will damage or destroy your family ....” Possibly. However, the same could be said for a ladder, vehicle, a kitchen knife, shovel, dog, (which I have all of) etc.

Gun safes are a joke, according to this writer. He remodeled a house that had a safe and he found live ammo, “...all over the house.” He perceives guns and ammo as being so dangerous that, “most people” shouldn’t own them, yet he was happy to sell that ammo for $250. Is this opportunistic hypocrisy?

He would have you sell your guns and add a security system, new locks, bedroom controlled lighting, noise makers, a bedside phone and bear spray.

Some are good, common sense items to have. The remainder are for someone that has become frozen in fear and is not willing to accept the responsibility of protecting his family, let alone himself. I assume the writer is acknowledging that, if he needs to have bear spray in his arsenal, even with a phone in the bedroom, law enforcement likely will not get there in time to thwart the crime, just help clean up.

When I and my entire family are holed up in my bedroom, and the bad guy(s) gets there, if I had my choice of a noise maker in one hand and bear spray in the other, or a firearm to protect us, give me the gun. The bad guy had no business being there in the first place, and I have to assume, if he got past my lights, security system, deadbolts, etc., he is not there with my best interests in mind.

We haven’t even touched on the reason that those wise men, our founding fathers, reaffirmed our right to keep and bear arms.

Jon Grove


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