Colorado Springs local news story concerning home invasions


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Redneck with a 40
February 27, 2007, 12:24 AM
I watched this segment on our local news tonight, just to see what they would say. This news segment was a joke! They mentioned that most of the home invasions are connected to drug addicts, meth-amphetamines, however, what they recommended home-owner do to protect themselves is laughable. Here's what they recommended :

1) Cooperate and Communicate with the assailant!?!?:barf: :barf: Are you kidding me!!!!?
I have a better idea.....two to the chest and one to the head.:D

2) Always keep door's locked at night, have motion sensor lights around the house. This actually makes good sense.

3) The newscast profiled one victim who's husband was pistol whipped, almost killed him. NO POTENTIAL DEFENSIVE MEASURES ON THE PART OF THE VICTIMS WAS MENTIONED. It was all about "cooperate and communicate".:barf: :barf: :barf: Good way to get killed.

4) NO MENTION WHATSOEVER OF FIREARMS OR THEIR POTENTIAL BENEFITS. This news segment just gave thousands of people very bad advice on how to deal with a home invasion. Typical politically correct crap, offer no resistance, just give them what they want.:barf: :barf: :barf:

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Zundfolge
February 27, 2007, 01:12 AM
TV news here in The Springs sucks worse than most cities this size.

Anyway, I don't know about "cooperate" but I do intend to "communicate" with a home invader pretty clearly ;)

MikeG
February 27, 2007, 01:34 AM
Cooperate and communicate is no longer a good option if it ever was. Many of today's thugs get off on having power over their victims and willl brutalize and kill just for fun.

I have to assume the worst if they come in the house like that and will defend the family and myself.

Colorado does have the 'Castle Doctrine', after all.

The-Fly
February 27, 2007, 02:40 AM
heh, I prefer to let my 870 " The Fresh Maker" do the sweet talking for me when it comes to uninvited guests.


http://www.btfh.net/shoot/porn/small_freshmaker.jpg

TCB in TN
February 27, 2007, 02:51 AM
My little mossberg "persuader" will communicate with them just fine to. I have found that me Spanish sucks, my French is even worse, and we'll just forget about any of the Eastern European or Middle Eastern languages, actually come to think of it, my English isn't to good either, but when I rack the slide on the ole 12, well that speaks volumes that just about anybody can understand! :evil:

jfernett119
February 27, 2007, 03:07 AM
heh, I prefer to let my 870 " The Fresh Maker" do the sweet talking for me when it comes to uninvited guests.



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I have to agree.

Speer
February 27, 2007, 03:17 AM
Cooperate and Communicate with the assailant!?!?

Yikes. Irresponsible advice, to put it nicely. Gee, I guess you better just, you know, hope the bad guy doesn't plan on killing you and raping your wife.

chris in va
February 27, 2007, 03:36 AM
The Fresh Maker. Now that is funny.:D

Titan6
February 27, 2007, 10:01 AM
I just make the assumption that if someone is in my house when they know I am home it is me or my family they are after. If they wanted my stuff they would come when they know I am not home...

I was out that way last summer. Have the Springs gotten rougher in the last ten years? They seemed a little more rough than I remember.

carterbeauford
February 27, 2007, 10:12 AM
Who trusts the news for anything anymore? When I think tactical advice, I think the evening news.

Creeping Incrementalism
February 27, 2007, 11:11 AM
Yeah, you can have a lot of euphemistic fun with the phrase "cooperate and communicate."

http://www.danorama.com/images/M1talking_sm.jpeg

But cooperating with a home invasion has to be about the stupidest thing I ever heard of, unless they already got the drop on you--someone bursting into your living room while you are sitting on the La-Z-Boy eating Cheesy Poofs.

beaucoup ammo
February 27, 2007, 11:26 AM
Makes as much sense as "Duck And Cover" to survive an atomic bomb! Fellow Boomers might recall that from grade school.

Home Invasions happen all the time here in SA, and the outcome is rarely good. Night before last an 80 year old Invalid Woman had her back door kicked in and two punks took everything.

Always have a plan, and guns stashed where YOU can always get to at least one. Just my wife and I..no kids. Everything's locked up if we have company.

Scary how many people ignore the reality of becoming a potential victim.

romma
February 27, 2007, 11:31 AM
What gives with a media outlet giving advice on how to behave during a home invasion? Are they going to compensate victims that comply if the worst outcome should happen? The bleating of the sheep grows louder by the day... :barf:

rantingredneck
February 27, 2007, 11:33 AM
I speak several languages, but I'm most fluent in Ruger and Remington.
:D

http://www.rantingredneck.com/evolution/media/Rem870.jpg

http://www.rantingredneck.com/evolution/media/Rem870.1.JPG

http://www.rantingredneck.com/evolution/media/P90 7-10-15.JPG

Communicate yes. See above. The only cooperation I can offer is to call the paramedics and police for them afterward.

Ala Dan
February 27, 2007, 12:43 PM
Sounds just like media folk's; as they are not in the know on how to put
the invaders on the "GO"~! :(

Standing Wolf
February 27, 2007, 05:24 PM
I gave away my television about four years ago. I haven't missed it for a seventeenth of a skosh of a nanosecond.

Redneck with a 40
February 27, 2007, 06:00 PM
I agree with the rest of you guys, I'll "communicate" alright......with bullets.:D :D

scurtis_34471
February 27, 2007, 06:04 PM
I watch less TV every year, but I don't particularly want to give it up entirely. Instead, I pick the shows I like, have the DVR record them and then watch them when I feel like it. I fast-forward through the adds, which saves about 20 minutes per hour of programming and I don't waste alot of time channel surfing or watching crap I don't care about. On the rare occassions when I flop in front of the tube and don't have something recorded, I usually gravitate to Discovery HD or something like that. My job is very stressful and very thinking intensive. At the end of the day, my brain is pretty well fried and I often don't feel like doing anything that requires much thought. The DVR helps keep me from the temptation to just randomly "tube out."

Less TV leaves more time for watching movies, reading books, listening to music, playing with my kids, talking to my wife and doing other stuff with more value.

Justin
February 27, 2007, 06:14 PM
Which network affiliate was it?

Leanwolf
February 27, 2007, 06:46 PM
Typical nonsense from the PaleoLib pap dispensing propaganda meisters!

Interpret their smarmy advice to mean... Surrender. Capitulate. Kowtow. Beg. Plead. Cry!

And, maybe, just maybe, the poor little deprived, misbegotten victims of our evil Capitalist society, will not hurt you. Or kill you.

I will say, if it happens to me, I'll call for help... from my very old and dear friends, Col. Colt and his nine little Sisters. I know they'll come to my aid. :)

L.W.

earplug
February 27, 2007, 07:24 PM
Headline in todays Gazette Newspaper mentioned the high number of CCW permits in El Paso County.
We don't get all our news and information from the Television.

MikePGS
February 27, 2007, 07:35 PM
Lets just hope that the intruder doesen't tell you to kill yourself. Since your supposed to be cooperating and such.

The Canuck
February 27, 2007, 08:07 PM
Zundfolge,

You said you would not cooperate, but you would certainly communicate,

Let me guess, you'll use Mossberg Morse Code? :)

MikeG
February 27, 2007, 08:12 PM
Titan6:
Yes, crime in the Springs has gotten worse in the past couple of years. Almost 4 years ago we noticed our working class neighborhood in the south part was going downhill. Gang grafitti started proliferating, loud car stereos, people roaming the streets at all hours and a drug raid right across the street. We moved out east to the rural part of the county.

RobW
February 27, 2007, 08:14 PM
At my last visit there (about 4 years ago) I was talking to taxi-drivers, waitresses, construction workers, and supermarket employees, and they said that Californicos tried to take over the town but were unsucessful because they elected their own people.

Seems the Californico's won.

It comes up here in my town, too! Imports from ***********. They are just not satisfied with destructing their state, they want to destruct the other 49.

I'm so fed up!

Larry Ashcraft
February 27, 2007, 08:31 PM
Again, which station?

Redneck with a 40
February 27, 2007, 10:40 PM
It was the local Fox 21 news at 9 broadcast, they even had robbery detectives on camera telling people to "communicate and cooperate".:barf: :barf:

Zundfolge
February 27, 2007, 10:59 PM
Zundfolge,

You said you would not cooperate, but you would certainly communicate,

Let me guess, you'll use Mossberg Morse Code?

Nope ... I communicate with Cyrillic writing (Saiga12).

Dienekes
February 27, 2007, 11:03 PM
My daughter lives down there. She is a Gunsite graduate.

I suspect her Glock 19 will "do her talking" in the event.

Idiots.

SoCalShooter
February 27, 2007, 11:05 PM
Anyway, I don't know about "cooperate" but I do intend to "communicate" with a home invader pretty clearly

Communications will commence on the .45acp frequency if someone invades my house. I will of course suggest that they leave the house before the hostilities really begin. Other than that I would like to avoid having to shoot someone.

Please remember guys that the news station would be liable if they suggested getting a firearm or using a deadly weapon to defend yourself.

Zundfolge
February 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
If this story was about the home invasions in the 3900 block of Broadmoor Valley Road, thats not the hood ... hell, that's not even close to the hood.

That's smack dab in the middle of an area full of high end homes, condos and the Colorado Springs Country Club. I live in a pretty nice neighborhood here in The Springs and I can't afford to live in the area these home invasions happened in (twice at the same house).

http://www.gazette.com/onset?id=11599&template=article.html

FieroCDSP
February 27, 2007, 11:57 PM
:rolleyes: The news people are actually doing us a favor. When Hillary, Obama, or Gulianni ban all our guns, we have to know the proper way to defend ourselves against the bad guys who have guns. I know you can talk down any bad guy, no matter how sick or tripped out he is, just by talking to him nicely and giving him what he wants because I saw it in a movie.

Okay, so much for sarcasm. Someone breaks in, the only talking is going to be done to the police by the resident with the 40cal, explaining what happened and why there's a chalkline on the floor.

tank mechanic
February 27, 2007, 11:57 PM
Headline in todays Gazette Newspaper mentioned the high number of CCW permits in El Paso County.
We don't get all our news and information from the Television.

And there was a pro ccw segment on the Colorado Springs radio station AM740 today.

Hardtarget
February 28, 2007, 12:25 AM
Friend of mine plans to offer home invaders a smoke....flying ashtrays first! :D

I will also defend home and family. Don't want to, but I WILL.

Mark.

U.S.SFC_RET
February 28, 2007, 07:29 AM
Get a German Shepherd Dog and train that dog to turn his nose on to smell anywhere you want him to. www.leerburg.com. Let him go before you in your house to sniff out the BG. you follow up behind with your nice remington 870 shotgun with a nice bright light.

Sig245
February 28, 2007, 05:24 PM
This really surprises me! Colorado Springs has such a large population of active and retired military personal, and they certainly would not hesitate to defend themselves with a firearm.

The media is so full of folks who don't represent the feelings of the mass of folks in the city, is my take on this.

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