02-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
You MUST be able to defend yourself!
I have friends that live shortly outside of town, only four miles from Boulder City, just off the US-95 Hwy. We are not talking out in the sticks here.
Two nights ago, there were at least two people firing shots on their properties, perhaps toward the dogs or the residences, or what we do not know. But my friends could see the muzzle flashes.
Now, one is armed at all times, the other knows where she keeps her shotgun handy at least.
Here is the best part. This is what happens when you call 911 for active hostile shooters on your property at night.
911 Metro dispatcher says, "oh, you're closer to Boulder City, I'll transfer you there."
Boulder City says "Doesn't matter how close you are, that's county jurisdiction" and transfers them back to Metro. (How did the first dispatcher not know this?)
Metro says you are on your own for a while, all of our officers for that part of the county are in Laughlin. (Laughlin is one hour away, Las Vegas is ten minutes)
Police arrive 1 hour and 22 minutes later. Now, you can literally be to their doors within five minutes of the Railroad Pass casino; it's not much further down the road than the gun club. Again, this is not in the middle of nowhere.
We aren't talking about asking a police officer to come take a statement. We are talking about a 911 call because thieves (this is a storage yard) are on the property actively firing gunshots and the residents are holed up!
Granted, they are usually going to be quicker in town, but you can't count on that either.
Remember folks, police have no legal duty to protect you, though they will try if they can. Your safety is YOUR responsibility, and if you ask a policeman he should tell you the same thing, or he is a liar.
One of the residents learned a valuable lesson. After she called the police, she UNLOADED her shotgun! She was thinking she didn't want a loaded gun in the house when police arrived, except that wasn't for another hour and a half. So, we corrected her thinking on that issue!