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postheadericon When Seconds Counted In Home Invasion, Dallas Police Were Only 87 Minutes Away

By John Boch via The Truth About Guns

Imagine waiting 87 minutes for a police response after calling 9-1-1 to report a home invasion in progress. It happened in Dallas in recent days. Thankfully, the homeowner escaped the invasion with his life (if not his property). The robbers had plenty of time to grab some loot and scamper far, far away before 5-0 arrived. For those who think police will rescue them from criminal attack in the sprawling Dallas metroplex, this alarming incident has proven itself a big wake-up call.

Let’s face it, the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their heart is a good guy with a gun. A person can take proactive control of their own safety by being armed. Or, alternatively, the imprudent hopeful among us may eschew gun ownership and rely on the local constabulary. For those ill-prepared, they may actually welcome the words, “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”

WFAA has the story:

Jamie was lying in his bed when he heard the footsteps. The robbers entered through the back door, just after his wife left for the airport.

“He pointed the gun at me and he said, ‘Don’t you say a thing. Don’t you dare move,’” says the 65-year-old M Streets homeowner. “He had the gun to my head and he made me turn over on my stomach.”

…“I still feel the gun on the back of my head,” he recalls. “He kept saying, ‘Where is the safe?’ and I would say, ‘I don’t have the safe’ and he would press [the gun] into my head.”Jamie waited for an hour and 27 minutes for Dallas police officers to arrive. They just didn’t have enough officers to respond sooner to the home invasion robbery.

Situations like Jamie’s are happening more, and more officers are leaving the department.

Dallas PD so far is meeting its eight-minute goal of responding to Priority 1 calls. Those include things like murders and robberies in progress.

But for Priority 2 calls – calls like Jamie’s — the department has fallen behind. The department has a 12-minute goal for those calls. These are things like disturbances and robberies that have already occurred.

How is the response time where you live?

…They ransacked the room. They took his phone, car keys, house keys, wallet, and other electronics. As they were leaving, the man told him to count to 100.

“I had gotten to seven or eight and it was almost like he had lost interest,” Jamie says. “He said, ‘Don’t you get up until I’m gone.’”

The men left.

At least the 9-1-1 operator was honest.

They repeatedly called 911 to find out what was taking so long.

“They would say, ‘Well, are they still in the house?’” he says. “I said, ‘No but the guy put a gun to my head. What if he’s still around here somewhere?’ Every time we were told, ‘Well, we don’t have anyone to send out. We’re shorthanded.’”

What are the odds that he’ll be visiting his local gun store in the near future?

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postheadericon Distributed Guessing Attack can ‘compromise Visa cards in just six seconds’

A new study from Newcastle University in the UK suggests that cybercriminals can access online banking details of any Visa card through a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack.

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postheadericon Prior Victim Of A Violent Burglary Shoots Intruder Who Wanted Seconds

JACKSON, MICHIGAN — A homeowner was forced to defend his life, family, and property when multiple intruders broke down the front door. For this homeowner, though, experience had proven that deadly force is the only acceptable response to home invasion. He shot his pistol at the intruders, critically striking one and sending the rest fleeing.

According to Michigan Live, this wasn’t the first time intruders had broken into the home. In one previous occurrence, they broke in and brutally beat the homeowner. The homeowner, at the time, only had a few hunting rifles and not much in terms of self defense. A prior veteran of the Army for eight years, he reflected that one violent incident is all it takes to prove you can’t count on the bad guys to play nice.

He was understandably shook up about shooting one of the intruders. His son came over once he heard the news and helped his father.

“And people want to ban guns, huh?” his son said. “My father would be dead right now.”

The injured intruder was treated at a nearby hospital where he is currently undergoing surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. Once he recovers, he will be charged with his crimes.

For a house with a history of being broken into and robbed, the criminal element that has been targeting him surely knows what to expect if they try again.

A nearby neighbor did a brief interview with a Michigan news outlet where he described the dangers potential criminals will face when coming through this neighborhood.

Suffice it to say, Michigan criminal elements aren’t particularly known for their sophisticated methods when it comes to violence. If for some odd reason some of them do watch this video, they’ll hopefully take heed.

What can we conclude about this incident?

Well, for those on the fence about owning a gun and carrying it, maybe it’s time to look at the reality of that situation. If you’re armed, you have a chance to fight back. If you’re not, you don’t.

Defending your life, your family, and your property doesn’t have to take a lot. Simply maintaining a self defense pistol or revolver and carrying it even while you’re at home ensures you’re just that much more prepared to handle yourself if intruders decide today is their lucky day.

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postheadericon How to bypass this LG smartphone’s fingerprint security in just 30 seconds

A troubling vulnerability has been uncovered that may make you think twice about ever even temporarily allowing a friend, partner or acquaintance to use your new LG V10 Android smartphone.

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postheadericon New USB killer ‘destroys computer within seconds’

The follow-up to the original USB killer by Dark Purple can obliterate a computer within seconds by delivering a a negative 220-volt charge into the device.

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