So after the event on Thursday I was in very close proximity of a gun battle http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=375587 I was still a bit on edge Friday. We had a family bbq and my wife’s folks came over. They left and said they would be back for my nephew’s bikes and plates they brought later. Ok that’s fine. In the mean time my wife wanted to take our daughter over to a friend’s house and let her play with our friends kids. I was in the kitchen with the radio on listening to music I had just gotten off the phone with my wife so I knew she was gone I had just let the cat (ok don’t get me started!) in the house and I was doing dishes. I have almost never carried my gun in my house but sometimes keep it very close up high out of reach. A few hours had passed since the in-laws left and I had just finished washing dishes. I started putting dishes away when I heard something I couldn’t exactly tell what it was and assumed it was the cat getting into something again. Then I heard some foot steps creaking on out hard wood floors! My mouth got instantly dry because no one was supposed to be in the house and I had locked the doors! I was instantly mad and scared at the same time( a real bad combination) I drew my 1911 took the safety off and listened for a second and could hear the steps were just out side the kitchen so I stepped around the corner sweeping the dining room as I rounded the corned I did have my finger on the trigger! Just as I get the target in view there is my Father in law standing there looking angry at me! I pause for a second and take the gun down and stick it back in my waist band and the argument ensues! Why are you pointing a gun at me! What the hell are you doing in my house! I came to get the bikes! They are out side! I just wanted to let you know I was here! How did you get in! I have a spare key……..why do you have a pistol! He is a half liberal anti pistol kind of guy. We have had it out before about guns in my house and his usual argument the baby can get into your guns, ammunition, reloading equipment ect. We have also had words several times about him just showing up unannounced coming over to hang out and now just walking on in my house. I asked why he didn’t ring the door bell knock or at least give a yell when he came in? His reply I didn’t think it was necessary. I chewed him out a bit and he stomped off to load the bikes. I called my wife and was telling her about it when he came back inside and said he was calling the police. I said what ever and he left. I am still angry over the whole thing. I thought about calling the police first but decided not to and let my wife handle him. As I thought the police never came over but I am sure this fight is not over yet.