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  •  which is the reason for safe rooms which gives (0+ / 0-)

    you time to access your weapons.  In my case, the triple locks are on the door to the safe room, along with a door bar as a final line of defense.  Once in the safe room, there are the gun safes which are supposedly fireproof and lockpick proof.  Inside the safe, the guns are secured with a chain through the trigger guard; handguns are in their separate locked safes within the safe and have trigger locks. (the long gun safes are self fabricated)  I can afford to have this many levels of prevention because the safe room in theory affords me the time to access any weapons.

    The safe room itself is constructed so one wall is actually the roof and two walls are over a sheer stairwell.  The fourth wall is a single metal door with a metal frame attached to the studs (2"x8") with lag bolts.  The time the room gives me is the time to call the cops and let them deal with the situation  

    •  And safe rooms are an answer for gun control? (0+ / 0-)

      We require gun owners to have safe rooms?

      I well understand the concept of safe rooms, having seen them in nice homes in third world capitols, Nairobi comes immediately to mind. But these are, you're suggesting, necessary and appropriate in America? As an answer to violence against gun owners?

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:48:08 PM PST

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      •  each gun owner has to come to his own (0+ / 0-)

        conclusions.  I will defend myself in defense of my life or my family.  However I will retreat given the chance as I have no desire to kill another human being.  I will give up property simply because I can buy another TV (I buy one every 20 years whether I need it or not) and have little that would be more valuable than a human life.  

        So is a little extra architecture worth having to deal with the aftermath of killing another human (and despite what hollywood would have you believe, killing another human leaves a deep and indelible mark for years afterwards)?

        •  No dispute, here. Do what you need to do. (0+ / 0-)

          But I'm not a gun owner. And I don't want to have to invest in a safe room. I want to stanch the flow of guns!

          2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

          by TRPChicago on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:05:03 PM PST

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