opening and closing trailer door(enclosed trailer)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    and entering a persons home to steal from them or cause bodily harm is not a threat? Gun them down I say. :gunsfirin If a thief is bold enough (which we all know they are) then I'm bold enough to pop a cap in them if they enter my home. Thing is, they have to get past my 3 dogs which isn't going to happen.
     
  2. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Totally depends on the state. In NH if they are inside your home you can shoot. Some states its all property. Everyone needs to know their state laws. In the worst of states you not only have to be in immediate life threatening danger, there cant be a way to escape!!
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  3. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Heck, even Biden is saying the public should buy shotguns!
     
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Personally I would rather spend the rest of my life in prison knowing I protected my wife and kids.....
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  5. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    I'm sure here in mn they have to pose an actual threat. My neighbor works in law enforcement and was telling me this just a few weeks ago after robberies around us. Which one of the suspects is a snow customer, and I'm an eye witness to them stealing from a neighbours house as I hauled some of my stuff to store at another farm. Now it changes and the charges change if the door is locked, even with a just a little chain.
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  6. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    Here in mn a home owner is being charged with murder of 2 teenage cousins for breaking in his home on thanksgiving, but they can prove they were no danger to him. What made him even more mad was they supposedly were laughing at him because he just wounded them.

    If was me, I would threaten with a gun for them to leave and a warning shot to see what they do. If they lunge at me or grab for something, I'll shoot them. I have no problem doing so, I just won't do jail time it either.
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  7. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Double bingo!
     
  8. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
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    No one said close the door and you are 100% safe....
    I think the idea here is trying to limit the chances you are going to be ripped off.

    Look, if you wanted to save time you could take everything you need off the trailer and set it on the ground, it would make life a bit easier, but also much easier for someone to rip you off.

    I think the discussion is about is it worth the extra time to cut down your chances of someone targeting you for theft....
     
  9. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Depending on the area, but it is probably more cost saving in Tulsa to just open the trailer up and take your chances. In the last 30 years I have had about 1k stolen off trucks or trailers. With that being said, In the last few years I lock things down and close things up. Still bothers me when a echo trimmer was stolen off the trailer about 5 years ago. So to me it bothers me to have things stolen, hard for me to let it go.
     
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    every states laws are different regarding shooting.

    in my state, i can walk through my front door and if i see a thief going through my desk drawers or walking out with my tv, i can shoot him and i would too.

    if i come up to my car to find someone trying to break it open, i can shoot him and i would too.

    if someone grabbed a trimmer from my trailer and started running, i can shoot him and i would too.

    if i come home and see someone in the neigbors house stealing stuff i can go over there with my gun and shoot him and i would too.
     

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