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How to Safely Clear Your Home

(from The Art of Manliness)

How to Safely Clear Your Home

Click on the above link – it’s a substantial article!

Slicing the pie

Of course, I suspect most of you out there have a passing familiarity with how to do this.  I certainly do.  When I owned my two-bedroom, one bath 740 sq ft house (for 18 years), I was a victim of three burglaries!  And I cleared the house after each one.

And I was WRONG in so doing!

THIS IS WHAT THEY PAY THE POLICE FOR!  My ego and sense of violation got the better of me.  AND, I taught in every one of my classes to leave the scene and call the police.

(Those who cannot do teach?)

Still, it’s good to have this knowledge.  What if no police are available?

But, regardless, it should only be done in exigent circumstances…

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “How to Safely Clear Your Home

  1. “What if no police are available?” If they’re not available, and won’t be coming (think natural disaster, for example), then you have a choice to make. Under normal societal conditions, best to wait for the folks with body armor. Or you could just hit the clicker & set off all the daisy-chained claymores inside. Oh, wait … clean-up would be problematic.

    Never mind. Wait for help, if it’s available.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 30, 2017, 7:36 am
  2. Always good to have tactics in your toolbox. In “bump in the night” scenarios, (where I’m not calling the cops yet because I’m not sure there is anything to call about), I have a Surefire flashlight next to my bedside gun.
    One thing that worrries me is if the noise I heard is a cop looking for someone else. (Maybe the dog would wake up!) We could end up with two very bright lights blinding each other and both are armed. I’m NOT going to be silent at that point but that’s not my idea of fun. People have been “justifiably” killed for less.

    Posted by KM | August 30, 2017, 11:07 am
  3. Yeahhhh. I have cameras all over the outside of my house. So at least I can check thumpings and bumpings first. But I do have a variety of contingency plans in place depending on where I am in the house if those thumpings and bumpings turn out to not be Rocky Racoon. All involve calling the police and not engaging if possible, but they also involve last ditch shooting if necessary. I’d just really prefer to not have to replace my bedroom door.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | August 30, 2017, 4:30 pm
  4. I have my contingencies… Just sayin…

    Posted by Old NFO | August 30, 2017, 8:03 pm
  5. It’s not “what they pay the police for.” It’s what YOU pay the police for. Remember where the money comes from.

    Posted by Old 1811 | August 31, 2017, 10:49 am

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