Weer’d World shares a tale of almost woe…
Wherein his wife is home alone, and called him, because it sounded as if there was a burglar downstairs.
Frightening stuff for anyone. And Wee’rd Beard stayed on the telephone with her, until it appeared the threat was gone. AND he checked the premises and perimeter upon his return.
The most frightening part of the tale for me was when he recounted:
She told me she’d heard a noise downstairs. I told her it WASN’T me, and she should be loading up the gun.
How frightening is THAT? That they live in Massachusetts, which requires their firearms be unloaded in storage (and, I presume locked away).
How much time do they have to respond to a home invasion or burglary? And still be ‘legal’?
I do wonder, if a burglar, home invader, misguided youth is found alive after such an encounter, if they are armed and their gun is empty and locked. And if not, are they appropriately charged? Just wondering.