@ Drovers Dog & lora777,
I'm gonna answer this with several true stories from my life...
one of these day's i'm gonna write a book, it'll have to be in the fiction section
tho, cuz ain't nobody ever gonna believe it
I'll Start with this one....
My Husband worked the 3 to 11 shift at the time,so my 2 kids and i were at home alone
most of the night,we had a peepin tom,now we lived in a row of townhouse's in the country
He was so close one night, that i could smell the "Brut" cologne that he was wearin
as i was doin the dishes,so i went and got my baseball bat and sat in the rocker in full
view of the kitchen window, so he would know i wasn't gonna play around with him, he
might have gotten the better of me, but he dang sure was gonna know that i was there...
( i've got a brother that stand's 6'4 and i can take him down,i'm only 5'3'
Poor kelly the next mornin( my next door neighbor& an alone at night as well) was just a mess
so I said ENOUGH!
We went to see the local police,that was a waste of time, that twerp just laughed at us
I came home furious!I yanked up the phone and called my dad, told him i wanted a gun
and why,he asked what kinda gun, i said a pistol, he counseled me that was illegal
but agreed to give me his 410 shotgun,and then brought it to me,I thought ok jack, now try
commin thru my back door!The first lesson that my father ever taught me about gun's was this
it's the unloaded gun that kill's and the second one was don't ever pick up a gun unless your sure your ready to use it, and i was!,if it was a choice between that jack... and my kids and I
he was gonna lose,I'm so greatful that I didn't have to use that gun tho,turned out
that on the otherside of kelly lived a woman& her teenage daughter, they were providen
a peep show of their own when momma's trucker boyfriend was on the road, I think the wind must
have been blowin in their attic!! they apparently had no idea what kinda danger they were
puttin themselves in, had this jack... had a few bat's in his belfrey!you just can't fix stupid!
I kept that gun for month's....one night my husband and i were awakened by a noise downstair's
my husband went to investigate,me i dove under the bed and got the gun
he came up from the middle of the step's went into our children's room, came back into our's, we heard it again,I asked him
did you physically touch BOTH of the kids???he said yes, i said your sure their both in bed
again he said yes, then i said get outta my way as i pointed that shotgun at the stairwell
he asked me what the sam hill i was doin
I just said whoever is commin up those step's is goin back down the hardway...nobody emerged...we figured it must have been kelly next door runnin up the step's
in her townhouse.
This story ran longer then i thought, so i think i'll save the next one for tomorrow...