I’m sure some of you are thinking “Someone or a group of people has just busted through the door–how is this going to get worse?” Well, how about when the invaders torture you for information on where you’ve stashed your goodies, and when you don’t have information that mollifies them, they torture your kid.
Up next on the ladder of escalation: family murdered when they don’t have enough goodies to satisfy the invaders.
Items for you to consider: Firearms and training (obviously), driveway alarms, burglar alarms with panic buttons/central monitoring/voice response, hardened doors and door frames, shatter-resistant film for easily accessible windows, external and internal camera systems with smart phone apps and recording capabilities and safe rooms. You can do an Internet search on any of these terms and get yourself started.
Don’t think that you live in a safe neighborhood or that living in the country is going to protect you from this sort of thing. It won’t. If it isn’t crooks, it might be political opponents, or some random idiot from the Intertubz.
We used to discuss why you would want to be armed at home. Now the discussion is rapidly becoming where and how many guns and magazines to stage around your home.