Posted July 18, 2015 2:00 pm by Comments

By Dan Zimmerman

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Reader Greg Downs writes:

A Kansas City, Missouri police officer was attacked in her own home recently. “According to the documents, the officer’s daughter told police she woke up about 5 a.m. to the sound of a man pounding on the family’s door. Her mother braced the door and yelled that she was a police officer. When she opened the door, the officer told police Garcia charged her, threw her down some stairs onto a vehicle and began choking the officer.” A family member came to her rescue. The family member was able to pull the attacker away, allowing her to use her firearm to defend herself and her family. During the melee, the officer accidentally shot herself in her hand . . .

I teach firearm and home safety classes on a regular basis. One of the easiest and sometimes very effective ways of preventing attacks in your own home is simply don’t open the door. Certainly not when a stranger is pounding on it at 5:00 a.m.

Of course, the average residential exterior door will not prevent a determined attacker or attackers. That leads to the second lesson in this news report: always home carry. An attack …read more

Source:: Truth About Guns

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