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Old 03-24-2020, 03:57 PM
JRDelirious is offline
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Originally Posted by Broomstick View Post
Anyone trying to break into occupied houses around here is a damn fool given how many people in those house have guns of their own.

There will be a brief period of noise after which I anticipate there will be a significantly smaller pool of people who think home invasion a good idea.
That is a fair point in much of this country.

Anyway, yes, sustained economic depression would put upward pressure on illegal ways of getting what you need. But as mentioned it would likely be mostly common property crime, trying as best possible to avoid direct confrontation with someone who may be in a good defensive position. Targets of opportunity and all that.

And yes, gritting the teeth and bearing a slightly longer economic slowdown so there is a flatter peak to the curve would be helpful. Yes there may be more car windows smashed in or purses snatched, but we've lived with that before.