mamabearCali wrote:Now for the really bad part, my phone had been MIA for a few days....
Now for the gun part. How do y'all handle this sort of thing. Do you carry in your pj's? Do you have a gun safe beside the door?
Hi mamabearCali - before my gun advice, can I first encourage you to get a landline? I don't think anyone else has mentioned this. I know how with most of us having and depending on our cell phones so much, a landline seems needless. And for the most part they are - my wife and I pretty much only check voicemail on our iPhones. But there are quite a few reasons to always have a landline:
1) It is much less likely to get lost, have dead batteries or be turned on silent
2) You can have multiple phones around the house
3) Even if the power goes out, a landline will work indefinitely because the telephone company's central office provides the power and has a battery backup system (Exceptions: if it's a portable phone, or if you have digital phone service and no power backup, but they usually come with that)
4) Children as young as 2 can be instructed how to dial 911 in case you are ever incapacitated
5) When you dial 911, they immediately
have your location
6) Landline service is pretty cheap, especially the digital voice kind
In summary, I view a landline as another weapon in my arsenal, and just like with guns, I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it but not have it.
About the gun issue. I have a GunVault Standard in our bedroom closet, and a GunVault MicroVault up on a shelf in our living room, both of them with loaded 9mm's. (I usually disarm when I get home). Whenever the doorbell rings, and I'm not expecting someone, I'll holster up the gun in the LR. Sometimes I'll holler out, "Just a minute, I need to put something on!"