Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daytime Detroit Home Invasion Personal Protection Safety Tips

The most terrifying crime imaginable in the city of Detroit is a daytime home invasion. A home invasion, as defined by Michigan law (MCL 750.110a), occurs when a person or a group of persons enter a home without permission with the intent to commit other crimes.

The severity or degree of a home invasion is dependent on a variety of factors: whether the invaders were armed, whether the invaders had a firearm, whether the residence was occupied, or whether any additional crimes committed were felonies.

Home invasions, by their very definition alone, presume that there will be additional crimes committed by the invaders once they gain entry to the residence. Those crimes include, but are not limited to, the following: murder, sexual assault (rape), robbery, assault, burglary, and kidnapping.

A home invasion is a bold crime. The invaders are willing to risk their freedom, their health, and even their very lives by brazenly coming into someone's home without knowing if anyone is present.

Furthermore, the invaders are so confident in their abilities - that if someone happens to be in the home - that they are willing to wager that they can quickly neutralize any resistance from the intended victims. Thusly, if a home is invaded the bad guys are geared up for a confrontation and will quickly use violence to achieve their objective.

Michigan law presumes, with a few exceptions, that a person who either is in the process of breaking into a home or has already broken into a home is a threat of great bodily harm, sexual assault or death. Accordingly, lethal force under the aforementioned circumstances can be legally used to quell the home invasion.

Most people, when thinking about the specter and possibility of their homes being invaded, assume that the offense will be attempted under the cover of darkness - at night. Nothing could possibly be further than the truth. Having this delusion, especially in Detroit, could cause invaded residents to become complacent and to not be ready.

Within the past week, there have been a couple of home invasions that happened in the city of Detroit during the daytime hours. An invasion during the day is particularly alarming because it demonstrates that violent predators have no qualms about being seen by witnesses outside of the residence being attacked.

For example, the media reported today that three people were shot - two fatalities - in a home on the east-side of Detroit which had the "front door kicked in" around 9:00 am. Few details, at this time, have not been made public other than the crime occurred on the 20500 block of Schoenherr Road - reputed to be in the most crime-ridden part of town.

In addition, during the afternoon of Friday, November 25th at 2:30pm a retired Detroit police officer discovered an 19 year-old alleged home invader in his kitchen. The alleged invader was promptly shot and died. This incident occurred on the city's west-side side of town in the 9900 block of Coyle Street.

Successfully defending a residence against a home invasion requires that the owner be prepared for an attack - at all hours of the day. If an invasion rears its head, a successful defense will require fast access to a loaded firearm and the willingness to use it in self-defense.

Additionally, the home defender needs to both know how to safely operate a firearm without injuring himself and self-defense laws in the state of Michigan. One way to acquire this knowledge is by enrolling into and completing a bona fide state of Michigan compliant Concealed Pistol License (CPL/CCW) class.

One such Michigan CPL Class will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2011.

Are you ready to defend your home - both during the day or the night?

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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, NRAnews, Gun Digest, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, WJLB, WGPR and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about Detroit Michigan CPL Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Contact: Rick Ector
Phone: 313.733.7404

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