Discussion in 'Women's Self Defence' started by Artemisia, Dec 7, 2013.
In all honesty, I don't even have that. Our neighborhood is very safe. I also keep my firearm locked up. Although my fiance's parents keep guns laying around (which I don't agree with), but it's not my house.
In all honesty, there is no logical argument that would convince me to give up the right to bear arms.
Maybe living in a colder climate might, the weather is a bit nippy here so we tend to wear long sleeves.
Why is it scary climbing down a ladder from the roof? It's that first foot that swings from the roof to the ladder rung, and hoping that the ladder doesn't shift or slide. Scary.
Common misconception about the 2nd amendment.
Actually I'm not at all scared of ladders, it's just that more people die falling off them in England and Wales each year than die from gunshot wounds.
That bear is wide open for a kick to the nuts.
Very poor kamae.
At a guess with no evidence I'd assume there's more places in the US in the middle of nowhere given the size of the country that have longer response times. You often see people pointing out farmers and stuff can have 20 minute response times for the police on a 911 call. I'd be surprised if home invasions are hugely more common in urban areas, they just get brought up because they're the biggest reason to justify owning a gun. Of course they might be more popular since the criminals have guns which makes it a lot easier
I believe it. I remember getting paint in my eye while on a ladder. I was praying all the way down, hoping I wouldn't fall.
Very good point, isn't it weird how Americans, who fear home invasions, live in wooden houses with flimsy doors. I wonder if the three little pigs fairytale gets told to kids in the USA!
I know that fairy tale. I never thought of it as a home invasion precaution. I always thought of it in terms of better building codes. How strange.
I know! I don't know how many times I watched the Shield and questioned their doors considering the neighborhood they lived in. And the amount of people who seem to answer their doors but leave the mosquito net mesh thingy in the way like its going to do anything to stop an attacker was really weird. Buy a door chain or something.
Generally speaking on house security though I'm surprised not many people have bolts on their doors. At least most of the houses I've lived in which is about 9. I'm not a locksmith so maybe deadlocks removed the lockpicking risk completely, but I like the fact that a couple bolts takes that risk out of the equation.
Funny that, cause where I live at and the surrounding neighborhoods, all the doors are very heavy and a lot of them even have metal bars in front of that door. Any home I've built always had a very heavy door put up for the front access. Maybe when you get out into the boonies where you start seeing shack looking homes and trailers your comment would make sense, but those aren't the kind of people who can afford a good door anyways.
I have a metal door on my apartment if you care to know. Deadbolt and regular lock.
Because of my job I am on ladders most everyday. If you are using a ladder to reach a roof, scaffolding or other type of platform you should have three rungs of the ladder extend beyond the level you will be stepping off at. You should also tie the ladder somehow at the top so it cannot fall sideways if you are going up it more than once. Might seem a little silly but it does make it much safer and easier to use.
Ok, done with my ladder safety speech carry on.
Yeah, because living in a progressive society where we don't have to worry about our kids being massacred at their schools, or about being held up at gunpoint on our way home from the pub is such a terrible terrible fate.
First Tuesday after never. But thanks for playing.
Good to have feedback, my friend s in NYC all replaced there original doors with heavier ones also.
You say you build houses, in your view what is the most common material for them?
I don't build homes anymore. I hung sheetrock from about age 14 to 20 before I joined the military. Depending on where you live seems to dictate what kind of door you have too. We used to do a lot of work in a place called Haile Plantation : http://www.haileguide.com/
This suburb like area is pretty much where all the doctors, professors, and anyone specializing in any field in the area tend to live. If you live in this area you weren't really worried about crime. They usually have a solid wood door (Oak I guess, not sure what kind of wood the heavier doors are made of). Before I went into the military a woman had gotten raped on a morning jog and ever since then there are constant police patrols going through the area. The response by police to one criminal act is more than what you get for any other surrounding area because of the money that flows through there.
That said we also did a lot of work elsewhere. Sometimes metal doors, sometimes very heavy wooden ones with deadbolts and they weren't something you could just kick in. You have to remember there are a lot of residential areas that aren't built up on one another or in close proximity to other homes. Residential areas are often separated from urban/industrial areas by building code. It's not as easy to secure a home from robbery as an apartment complex are as you have to secure three different doorways and ten different windows.
Where I live now in the DC area and depending on what area you live, there's a whole lot more security measures in place and especially in the more dangerous areas under threat of theft. Metal doorways and barred windows aren't a strange thing to see.
Ex baltimore martial Artist.
I lived in Baltimore for 55 years and hardball is right.My advice is that if your fingers are broken hit em with your elbows!
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