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Three Killed in Connecticut Home Invasion

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by raubritter, Jul 23, 2007.

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  1. raubritter

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,290460,00.html

    There was a horrible home invassion in my area a couple of years ago. The whole family was killed including 2 little girls. The criminals had done a few more before where they set the house on fire after the killings.
     
  2. JaxNovice

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    That is horrible.

    There have also been a string of home invasions in Greenwich,CT. It shows no matter how safe you think your neighborhood is, trouble can always find you.
     
  3. 30 cal slob

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  4. rhubarb

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    I was reading corneredcat.com the other day in preparation for my wife's first range outing.

    Pax points out in one article that there are worse things than dying fighting for your family.
     
  5. raubritter

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    This is why I have weapons capable of effectively stopping multiple gobblins.
     
  6. Dannavyret

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    This is why we chose the location of our retirement home, the layout of the yard, the locks on the doors and windows, our weapons and roll playing every possible situation and reaction.

    Paranoid? To some yes but we will never end up like these poor people did.
     
  7. SomeKid

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    Hope that state has the death penalty. Even under Tennessee's hard to reach DP laws, this would qualify.

    $5 the women got raped before they were murdered. I hope I lose that bet.
     
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    Stuff like this happens all the time. The only unusual element was the victims were upper crust and well known in the community.
     
  9. Bazooka Joe71

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    I feel like I'm going to vomit.

    I they did exactly the opposite of what William would have wanted...Killed his family and left him alive(well the opp of what I would have wanted).

    This just makes me sick.:fire:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to William.:(
     
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    I don't ever answer the door without dropping a pint-sized .357 magnum revolver in a trousers pocket.
     
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    This is so horrible. Special place in Hell for these two. When I hear or read these articles I want to kill the perps myself. Is that bad?

    After dark, and before 8:00am, I answer the door with gun-in-hand. May not be polite, but that's how it is.
     
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    Yeah......Like surviving and living with the fact they died because you were unprepared or too stupid to defend them.:uhoh:
     
  13. Doctor Suarez

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    In the most recent Vanity Fair (the one with Shia LeBouf on the cover) there is an article about a female Manhattan socialite whose house in Kent, Connecticut was invaded by a three-man crew carrying firearms and aluminum cases. (I confess I didn't read the rest of the article as I was on my way to a Mets game.) The victim's name is Anne Bass, and you can find other articles about the incident online.

    I think places like Greenwich Conn., more than just being as susceptible to crime as any other place, are actually being targeted aggressively. These are HUGE houses with tons of privacy, which can quickly turn against its residents once an intruder sets up shop. Furthermore, I'd say the smart money bets that none of these people take security seriously, or even own guns let alone answer the door with them.

    Fortunately, the victim in this case survived intact, and apparently the authorities believe it to be an inside job (unless they're just saying that to avoid a panic.)

    If you're going to seclude yourself away on acres of property, be prepared to live your life in a really upscale blind alleyway, because once you're tucked away like that, nobody's going to see what's happening to you. Personally, the only attraction offered by that kind of seclusion is the chance to go about my life armed and ready, rather than disarmed by the state and nattered by the ignorance of people who don't understand.
     
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    Hours long...I wonder if there is more to this story (like maybe he had a connection to the home invaders). Most home invasions don't last for hours. And killing the family but leaving him alive sounds very mob-like.

    Regardless of why they did it, why can't people just steal stuff? Why must they always be killing other people?

    Not only is that comment just wrong in the context, it is also very presumptuous. He may have not even had time to do anything about it. Stuff happens fast in a violent encounter, home invasions especially.
     
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    Maybe true but CT (IMHO) is a very gun unfriendly state and people living in the 'burbs will certainly not be home defense savvy. They have been trained to believe that 911 is the answer to home defense. CT does have boonies and attitudes are different there.
     
  16. 30 cal slob

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    a gun isn't a magic talisman against evildoers such as these, but it just kills me that CT is probably the BEST RKBA state in NY/NJ/CT tri-state area (everything is relative) and these folks probably didn't avail themselves of the means to protect themselves.

    no alarm system in the house?

    i understand cheshire is an exclusive suburb of new haven. this is a real wakeup call for the folks who think that living in a nice neighborhood will insulate them from violent crime.

    i am a former greenwich, ct resident. all the really nice homes are well north of the police station (which is downtown) - and the cops have to slog through winding local roads to get to them. many of these folk can afford and employ private security. i'm sure some don't. lord help them if they can't protect themselves when seconds count and the cops are minutes away.

    i just took an extra pistol out of the safe and several magazines for the missus. she knows where it is and how to use it. but a little more practice is in order.
     
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    Right, also a gunshot wound may not incapacitate immediately, and considering there were multiple accomplices, it is unlikely you would be successful unless the were scared off, which is probable. This is not to say that you shouldn't try just because the odds may not be in your favor, I am just saying there is a lot more uncertainty in a situation such as this than many are acknowledging. And I think the character bashing of the guy who was beaten is just out of line. You weren't there, therefore you aren't qualified to comment on what did/didn't do to protect his family.
     
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    .....................i sleep better at night since the security system went in.
     
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    Connecticut does have some senseless and quirky gun laws but it is a "shall issue" state and obtaining a cc permit is not difficult. The anti-self defense mindset is hardly unique to any geographic area--it is inculcated by the media, the government schools and the clever clueless.
     
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    The whole northeast is anti-gun, which is why they are now swamped with illegals and rapidly losing long time residents to the Western states.
     
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    Our house is in the woods here in CT... If a criminal is playing e-ne-me-ne-mi-ne-mo around my neck of the woods,,, They will wish they didn't...

    This is a sad story all the way around.
     
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    haven't had a feeling like this in my stomach since the virginia tech incident.

    Arm every non-criminal man and woman in this country and we'll stop the violence. They had it right over 200 years ago.
     
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    well, you have to qualify statements like that, since it is somewhat misleading and inaccurate. I live in NY, for instance. Downstate/NYC IS pretty antigun, as are some of the other smaller cities. But upstate in general in NY has been pretty conservative and rural traditionally, though of course the cancer is always spreading. When I was a kid, seeing pickup trucks with rifles in the gunrack in the rear window was a common sight, and not doubt they were often left unlocked with the keys in the ignition--it was that kind of place. Our school had a rifle team, with the range at the elementary school. You could bring your own gun to shoot if you wanted--leave it in the office, ride the school bus up to the elementary school and walk through to the range--imagine that today? The coach'd even give you 22 ammo to practice with at home. The first day of deer season teachers didn't do anything important if they had high school kids because 80% of the guys would be out hunting.

    It's a neverending battle to keep the city laws from spreading upstate, but it's still much better upstate than downstate. Those folks spread like a plague, though, and it probably WILL be a losing cause eventually. But once upon a time...

    Upstate is still better in some areas anyway than given credit. We have lifetime full carry permits, for instance--many supposedly "friendly" western states and such have to renew theirs every couple of years.
     
  24. SSN Vet

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    and the perpetrators will get.........

    3 hots and a cot, the best health care money can buy, free education and all the legal resources they can consume for the rest of there life.

    Now tell me, just where is the deterant in this ill-conceived, upside down, farce of a system we have the audacity to call "justice".

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    and because you choose not to think about it (survival thoughts are nasty, unpleasant thoughts after all) you also chose to do nothing to prepare for it.....that is, nothing other than segrate yourself away in the wealthy burbs of CT.

    Apparently the perps. didn't know that they weren't supposed to rob wealthy Doctors.....
     
  25. 30 cal slob

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    IIRC CT has the death penalty, and I can't think of three worthier candidates for the needle.
     
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