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I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.

Castle Doctrine Law

 I've been considering writing this blog for quite some time.  I hesitate because I realize it is a hot topic and I'm not an expert on it.  I do have opinions on it and appreciate hearing the opinions of others.

I have attempted to look at the shooting of the young man in Slinger from both sides.  The homeowner who shot and killed the young man was concerned for the safety of his family.  I do not know nor do I remember reading that the homeowner  "warned" the "intruder" that was on the enclosed porch that he (the homeowner) had a gun.  I would have.  However, the homeowner did not know if the young man had a weapon either.  

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Crime Prevention Tips For Your Home

-Lock doors and windows when leaving your residence.  Always lock and close your garage door.  Don't leave an open invitation to a burglar or would-be thief.  
-Most residential burglaries occur during the daytime. 
-Know who is at your door BEFORE opening it. If you do not have a window in your door, consider getting a wide-angle door viewer.
-When not home, leave lamps on timers and consider leaving a radio or television on.  Make your home appear and sound occupied at all times.  If on vacation, have a trusted neighbor, friend or relative check your home while you are away.
-Consider leaving porch lights on at night or get the motion detector lights installed.
  Lighting is one of the most INEXPENSIVE crime deterrents.  
-Never leave your garage door opener in your car if your car is parked outside.
-Be aware of your surroundings before opening your garage door to park your car, especially at night.
-Report all suspicious activity to the police department.  Don't wait for the person or persons to leave - call right away.
-Check the identification of all solicitors, meter readers, repair and delivery persons prior to permitting entry into your home.
-Be sure to re-key your locks when moving into a new home.
-Sliding glass doors should be secured with auxiliary locks or pinned.  Screws can be installed in the tracks to prevent the removal of sliding glass doors.

I hope these are helpful. 

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