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Old 07-16-2012, 08:07 AM   #16
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In MD you are supposed to retreat from your own house rather than using deadly force.
That is totally incorrect. You may have a duty to retreat from a street encounter, but not in your own home.

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Boobie trap it
As a former LEO, I can say that is very bad advice.
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As a former LEO, I can say that is very bad advice.
Ditto......not to mention very much against the law....

So much misinformation from so many posters....

The best advice....dog....keeps 99% of the dirt bags away....that 1%....they are only going to come in if there is something they really want....don't advertise what you have and you will have less problems.
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glue some razor blades in a few spots, that can't be seen. yet would cut the crap out of whomever grabbed there. that'l learn em.
That's a great idea. A bit mean though, but will definitely teach them a lesson
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One of the major reasons that I moved from MD. Between that and their lack of gun ownership friendliness...off to VA it was.

Has anyone mentioned a security bar setup?

Wow....that is real attractive......such.....character.....

If I had to do that to my house....time to move....
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Wow you guys really need to lighten up and have a sense of humor
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If you live in my state then just use a 12ga shotgun. They'll never do it again if they're dead.
"I second that, you are the man, I keep a 12ga Mossberg loaded with 00 buck under the dresser, no aimin just point in that direction. If someone trys to break in my house it will be the last house they breakinto. Law or no Law."
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Wow you guys really need to lighten up and have a sense of humor
OH! I am suppose to lighten up when someone is trying to come in my house univited and harm my family, you need it to happen to you , I did many years ago and I was never so scared in my life not knowing.
Not anymore. They come in univited their GONE.
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That is totally incorrect. You may have a duty to retreat from a street encounter, but not in your own home.
My post was what a MD cop told me in response to my specific question.
Who to believe?
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wire it up to 120 volt so when they touch it ...hello....
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I bet they are trying to steal the AC unit. It is hot. It happens in every town across the country when it gets hot.
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"I second that, you are the man, I keep a 12ga Mossberg loaded with 00 buck under the dresser, no aimin just point in that direction. If someone trys to break in my house it will be the last house they breakinto. Law or no Law."
At least you can use a gun. I have to get up close and personal with my knives to take care of intruders. That's going to leave a hell of a mess to clean up. Hopefully I'm not the one bringing a knife to a gun fight
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My post was what a MD cop told me in response to my specific question.
Who to believe?
The MD cop is wrong:

Maryland also follows the common law rule that, outside of one's home, a person, before using deadly force in self-defense, has the duty "'to retreat or avoid danger if such means were within his power and consistent with his safety.'" DeVaughn v. State, 232 Md. 447, 453, 194 A.2d 109, 112 (1963), cert. denied, 376 U.S. 527 (1964), quoting Bruce v. State, 218 Md. 87, 97, 145 A.2d 428, 433 (1958). See also Burch v. State, 346 Md. 253, 283, 696 A.2d 443, 458 (1997).
But a person does not have to retreat if it would not be safe for the person to do so. "[I]f the peril of the defendant was imminent, he did not have to retreat but had a right to stand his ground and to defend and protect himself." Bruce v. State, supra, 218 Md. at 97, 145 A.2d at 433.
The duty to retreat also does not apply if one is attacked in one's own home. "[A] man faced with the danger of an attack upon his dwelling need not retreat from his home to escape the danger, but instead may stand his ground and, if necessary to repel the attack, may kill the attacker." Crawford v. State, 231 Md. 354, 361, 190 A.2d 538, 541 (1963). The Court of Appeals said in Crawford, a case in which the defendant fatally shot a younger man who was attempting to break into his home to beat and rob him:
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My Window AC Unit came with screws to keep the unit from being pulled out. You pretty much ruin the window frame by doing this but it might be worth it. I didn't use them. Instead of put on those window locks like these:

so that the window wouldn't be able to budge a bit to get the AC unit out. If they tried it would make (hopefully) enough noise to wake me up so I could call the police or if they entered my house my wife would be calling the police and an ambulance.
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The duty to retreat also does not apply if one is attacked in one's own home.
This is it, right?
http://md.findacase.com/research/wfr...0248.MD.htm/qx
I'll have to study this one for a while.

BTW, retreating from a street fight may be in the broad public interest but it is not in the interest of maintaining my self-esteem.

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