In the first incident, a Bloomfield Hills resident was shot through his front door when responding to a visitor who claimed to be a police officer. When the home owner refused entry, the impersonator fired a gun which led to the home owner being shot several times.
In another incident, a 76 year old Army veteran was shot at his Detroit home when a person knocked on his front door and fired a firearm five times at his front door. The home owner was hit one time in his hand.
Moreover, a Westland man was recently shot at after he looked out his window to get a better look at a man on his porch. When the home owner opened the door the gunman discharged a firearm. Luckily the home owner was not hit.
Three incidents are not exactly what one should call a trend but the two aforementioned incidents should make us think about ways to avoid injury when doing something as mundane as going to your front door if someone rings your doorbell.
One such solution would be to install a bullet-proof door to your home. The time and expense necessary to adopt that solution might be prohibitive for many. Thus, home owners may want to consider buying and installing a "DoorBot" system which would allow a home owner to answer their front door safely and securely via an application on their cell phone.
About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.
Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.
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