Dial 911 and Die

The FBI Stats, please:

  • 2,600,000 home invasions 2011
  • Equals a home invasion every 12 seconds
  • 3.5 million burglaries per year reported
  • Each year 13% of homes are burglarized
  • 19.2% of rental properties are burglarized per year
  • 85% of all break-ins are through the door
  • 67% of all burglaries involved forcible entry
  • 38% of all assaults occur during a home invasion
  • 60% of all rapes occur during a home invasion
  • 70% of burglaries involve residential properties
  • Burglaries happen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Home Invasions happen between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • FBI stats show only 12% - 13% of burglars are ever apprehended. [1]

Hold on to your shorts. From the United States Bureau of Justices Statistics

Titled "Percent distribution of incidents where police came to the victim, by police response time and type of crime":

Crimes of Violence:

  • Within 5 minutes 31.0%
  • Within 6 - 10 minutes 24.5%
  • Within 11 minutes - 1 hour 32.4%
  • Within 1 day - 6.5%
  • Longer than 1 day - 1.9%
  • Time of response not known - 3.6%
  • Not ascertained - 0.2% [2]

From American Police Beat website: the average of seven same-sized city police response to a High-Priority 911 call is a staggering 11 minutes, 11 seconds. [3]

Before I go further, note neither our national media nor our national crime fighter data takes into account if you are - (1) middle of a heavily populated metropolitan area, (2) in the perimeter urban areas, (3) in suburban areas or (4) you're out there in rural areas.

Makes a difference. Makes a big blankety blank difference.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke says calling 911 is a bad option and urged Milwaukee residents to arm themselves and take certified firearms classes.

"Personal safety is no longer a spectator sport. I need you in the game."

His political radio spot goes on "With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," Clarke intones.

"You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back."

Clarke said to citizens "so you can defend yourself until we get there."

"You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now. Can I count on you?"

Proving that (it would appear) government employees fear armed citizens more than anything else,

Roy Felber, president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, said the ad sounded to him like a call to vigilantism.

"That doesn't sound smart," Felber said. "That's why society has police officers." [4]

Deputy Felber, shut up. You're the one who's not very smart. A home invader, mostly likely a clutch of violent thugs without compassion or normal human attributes can kick a door in, rampage through home (happens 7,000+ times a day) and if they're using Obama approved revolvers with only six rounds per cylinder, how many times can they fire that one weapon in the average police response time of eleven minutes?

Answer - a lot. Depends if the criminal has any dexterity and a modicum of practice. Jerry Miculek set a world record with a Smith and Wesson six round revolver of 12 shots in just under 3 seconds. Three seconds. [5] Now, admittedly he's The Man at this. But I can tell you Mr. Felber in eleven minutes and change criminal thugs in a home invasion can fire all their pistols, revolvers, reload and then go to work with tire irons and brass knuckles, break for tea and cookies and still have time get the big screen out the door and a haul of jewelry and the Justice Department says you'll apprehend this human trash less than 14% of the time.

Seriously, sir. You think free men and women, in a Nation where it is us, free men and women reserving unto ourselves our own God given Right to self-defense is vigilantism? You, Mr. Felber, need a dictionary and a lesson in semantics. And an intensive course in the US Constitution, preferably from Hillsdale College.

Call 911 And Die is a book both probative and startling, especially to those waffling on the issue of self-defense and the 2nd Amendment. Yes, it has its critics but I say nuts to them. Go toe to toe with author and attorney Richard W. Stevens and let's see who wins the fact-based assertions. [6] Decide for yourself. When you believe the mainstream media, when you choose to believe political rhetoric over substance, when emotions rule you instead of common sense, you're a victim. If it's just you, that's your choice. But if you're a parent, guardian, care-giver or otherwise have others in your care and responsibility, circle abrogating the responsibility to protect and defend to government men who on average take eleven minutes to respond is, to sane citizens, such a dereliction of Duty as to be categorized as being as criminal as the violence aimed at you.

You have a duty to protect and defend. You do not have a duty to lie down and take it, or, as the popular saying goes Gun Control is the theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

I side with G. Gordon Liddy. Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six. Think about that when you look upon your daughters, your sons, your wife, your husband. Remember, Mr. Felber says you're a vigilante for taking up arms in order to survive until the Police come.

PS - Personally, I think it's better that you know how to fire and reload and fire again in under three seconds rather than the 'bangers. But that's just me.

Michael Geer welcomes comments geer.michael@gmail.com; Author, publisher www.finaletrilogy.com

[1] National Victimization Data Survey; Uniform Crime Reports

[2] http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cvus/previous/cvus107.pdf

[3] http://apbweb.com/featured-articles/1188-response-times-city-to-city.html

[4] http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/sheriff-clarke-urges-residents-to-arm-themselves-with-guns-o38h47h-188375091.html

[5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lLk1v5bSFPw

[6] http://dial911.itgo.com/

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