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Lock Your Doors And Prepare To Defend Your Family

Lock Your Doors And Prepare To Defend Your Family

By Michael
December 2nd, 2012

Do you think that is an alarmist headline? Well, I am not the one saying this. Law enforcement authorities all over the country are telling citizens that they can no longer deal with all the crime and that people need to lock their doors and prepare to defend their families. Just recently, the city attorney of San Bernardino, California told citizens to "lock their doors and load their guns" because there is not enough money to pay for adequate police protection any longer. The murder rate in San Bernardino is up 50 percent this year, but the city is dealing with bankruptcy and has been forced to lay off 80 police officers. But San Bernardino is not the only city dealing with this kind of a thing. In Oakland, burglaries are up 43 percent so far this year, and to say that there is a "crime wave" going on in Oakland would be a massive understatement. If you can believe it, in Oakland "more than 11,000 homes, cars or businesses have been broken into so far this year – translating to about 33 burglaries a day." Sadly, there simply are not enough police to keep up with it all. Due to budget cuts, it is being projected that by February the size of the police force in Oakland will be about 25 percent smaller than it was back in 2008. But what is happening in Detroit is perhaps even more frightening. Today there are about 1,000 fewer police officers in Detroit than there was a decade ago. But crime just continues to rise. So now even the police are telling people to "enter Detroit at your own risk". With very little police protection, an increasing number of citizens are taking matters into their own hands. As I noted in a previous article, justifiable homicide in the city of Detroit increased by 79 percent in 2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is approximately 2200 percent above the national average. But don't laugh at what is happening in cities like San Bernardino, Oakland and Detroit. What is happening in those cities will be coming to your community soon enough.


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While Driving...

There is one thing I fear more than anything else out there. That thing that I fear is the police officer. Not because I'm a criminal. Far from it, in fact. I'm an everyday citizen who fears that my rights will be violated by a criminal with a badge. I do not need a police response for my rights to be protected. If I am not at home and a person breaks in and steals my stuff, I have an insurance policy that will reimburse me for that loss. If I am home and someone decides to break in and steal my stuff, I have a .40 caliber that will render the intruder harmless faster than any police response can.

I suppose it would be alright to have a police department that only responds when summoned for the purpose of rendering immediate assistance.


Thanks Duane

I've been saying the same thing for 15 years now, when my eyes were finally opened.

dave anderson

I'm not so sure the people of Oakland

would feel safer with more cops around.


I'm more than happy to protect myself, thank you.

The ONLY people I worry about at ALL are the police. In my entire life no one has ever done anything to me or my family that we could not work out on our own. The ONLY people who have EVER caused me any grief have been "peace officers". Regardless of what happens in my life, the LAST thing I would do is call the police.

I wish they would all get laid off and allow the free market to provide us with neighborhood protection IF as a neighborhood we felt we needed it. If a private protection agency was being paid to protect an area...I bet it would be protected. I doubt they would spend all their time hiding behind trees trying to catch someone going 2 mph over the speed limit or stuffing their faces at the local donut shop.

If there are fewer police

If there are fewer police then there will be fewer people murdered by police like kelly thomas and countless others were. The people will be safer. Did the police in germany make the jews any safer in the 1930s and 40s.

Sad article and links for

what it says about poverty, education, and morality in the U.S.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Crime increases when people

Crime increases when people become dependent on the Govt to protect them. Kennesaw, GA has a law that all heads of households are required to own a gun. The crime rate dropped significantly, and they haven't had a murder in over 25 yrs.

The Supreme Court affirmed several years ago that police are under no obligation to protect you. Mises.org states that police are there to simply enforce the laws of the state against the citizens.

To be generous toward the police, the only thing they are under obligation to protect is your rights. And, the only right you have to make sure you are not a victim of crime is your right to self defense.

Complacency and dependence on the state is what has caused the high crime rates in these areas, not lack of police.

Blessings )o(

I live next to Kennesaw...trying to get this law in Marietta

In 1982, Kennesaw passed ordinance [Sec 34-21]:

(a) In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.
(b)Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.

There is evidence that this gun law has reduced the incident rate of home burglaries citing that in the first year, home burglaries dropped from 65 before the ordinance, down to 26 in 1983, and to 11 in 1984. Another report observed a noticeable reduction in burglary from 1981, the year before the ordinance was passed, to 1999. Kennesaw's crime rates have continued to decline and are less than half of the national average, making citizens feel safer and more secure. Overall crime rate had decreased by more than 50% between 1982 and 2005. Crime rates declined from 2003 through 2008.

The city's website claims the city has the lowest crime rate in the county.

BTW: Kennesaw is far from full of rebel-flag waving rednecks. On the contrary, it is full of nice industrious people (of many races)...far ahead of most secondary cities. Frankly, it ticks me off that Kennesaw State will get a football team before my college.