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 10-21-2006, 18:38 Post: 136183
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A week or so ago my wife tells me there was someone banging on my door with a vengeance. That's why I have a security system - my wife and I don't answer the door for anyone who approaches us like this. So I figure it was election BS or whatever. A week later I am playing around on my tractor and this car pulls in my driveway and a big guy walks out and approaches me on my tractor with a clipboard. I shut the tractor off - don't get down and he tells me that he has legal papers for me. I could tell this was the same guy my wife talked about.

Seems someone got in a car accident and owed someone $1500. It turns out there are two people on the street with my last name. The other guy with my name told this guy it wasn't his accident (but neglected to tell the guy he had a son with the same name). After the guy was convinced I knew nothing of the accident he left and I haven't seen him again. By the way - he did inform me he was a retiree of the sheriff's dept and was working for some extra $$.

But this kinda torqued me off. My house is my castle and I don't want any a**hole pulling into my driveway and presenting me with legal papers. I don't want election people coming onto my driveway either. (the last of which was blatantly gay.) I don't want anyone but friends, family, and tractor point members stopping by. How do you approach uninvited trespassers to your house?






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 10-21-2006, 18:42 Post: 136185
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Live in the boonies! In six years we haven't had a problem yet. But a process server will probably find you wherever you are.






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 10-21-2006, 18:55 Post: 136187
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Ha! That is clearly one way to avoid this sort of stuff. Now that I can work from home maybe I WILL move 100 miles from work. But does anyone still meet people at the door with a 12 gauge shotgun? Come on, make me feel at home Smile






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 10-21-2006, 19:15 Post: 136189
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We've got a shotgun by the front door. If anyone came banging on the door at night you can bet I'd open the door carrying the shotgun.






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 10-22-2006, 05:54 Post: 136195
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We live on a well traveled county pavement,last summer the count was 2500 per day,we used to have two or three a month with no spare flats, etc. but since everyone from ten years old up has a cell phone we havent had a stranger on our step for a couple years. I did used to keep the 20 guage behind the curtain, but never had anyone give me the urge to reach for it so it's back in the closet. I'm not a political radical of any kind but once in a while one stops by, sometimes I'll take the opposite of their view just for the sake of a good friendly argumwent. Frank.






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 10-23-2006, 15:05 Post: 136238
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two hungry dobermans do as good a job as a 12-gauge.






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 10-24-2006, 12:58 Post: 136269
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I have client who has a gate with a push-button intercom at the road, beneath the push button is a small sign, it reads as follows;

"The driveway is long, I can empty the gun and reload before you get to the front door, I also have dogs. Still wish to push the button?"

A number of years ago I had a.... ummm, err, well .... couple of very determined, well-dressed young men who were representing a certain ... "off-beat" religion come up my driveway to convince me that God would like me better if I joined their church. I was holding Deputy Dog in my arms, but had whispered a command to him as they pulled up. It quickly became apparent that he *really* wanted to get to them. One of the young men claimed he liked dogs and I should let Jackson down to meet him. I calmly stated that my lawyer had said I wasn't allowed to do that anymore, especially after what happened "last time".

They left........ quickly.

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 10-25-2006, 11:34 Post: 136294
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Murf, nothing like dogs to keep strangers at bay. My two are wooses but they sure sound mean when someone knocks at the doorbell. When my folks watch my dogs, they don't even bother to lock their door. They have two goldens. So add on my two and you have 4 very mean sounding dogs. You'd have to be completely stupid to try anything.

I also live in the country but on a heavily traveled road. If someone comes knocking when it's late, I answer with a .40 cal Berretta with a spare clip. People sure do get cautious if they see it or wonder at why I'm keeping my right hand back and away from their view.






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 10-25-2006, 16:16 Post: 136299
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SIGN

NO TRESPASSING

USE OF DEADLY FORCE IS AUTHORIZED

How serious are you, your safety and your familys should be number one it is for me. If I dont know you and you do not have the deicency to call for a appoinment then I answer the door with a gun. Now that stops all questions and BS.
How do you stop them from entering the property. A gate works, a pain in the but to keep opening and closing without spending a good deal of money for an automatic gate. Dogs are a Libility. They have to be fed 365 days a year, the bigger the more expensive, cleaned up after and real guard dogs are not good pets and never safe with children. If you do not belive this read the papers. You can hire a company to wire your house and pay a monthy fee. I would like to have a system that when a unknown enity enters the area it sends a video feed to my cell phone.
This is america an we enjoy so much freedom that comming up a drive way is not against the law. I understand your problem but after a few unwanted Indivudules leave the property with a story of guns and attitude they dont come back and spread the word.

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 10-26-2006, 19:24 Post: 136350
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This is strange - there are two threads on this subject but the post from myself and others were not on this thread, but on the other ??






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