Over at When The Balloon goes Up the subject of defending ones castle is discussed when that castle is semi or fully mobile.
Surely (at least in Ohio) it has been found time and time over that a domicile is your "castle" regardless of its composition or nature, and even the right to defense has been extended (again in Ohio, your State laws may differ) to ones vehicle as an extension of your domicile. Many of us are blinded sometimes by the nature of our own circumstances and don't really realize the challenges faced by many in the act of self preservation with a firearm in the home. In this instance the writer was faced with an individual who lives in a house trailer with his children's room at the opposite end of it, giving a very bad down range zone for engaging targets in the middle of his trailer (rule #4: be sure of your target and what's behind it).
Like the blog's author, I too am part of the 1%. I live in a large(r) home in a quiet bedroom community North of Columbus. Home invasions are rare in my area, but not unheard of. While I do not have the exact same issue as the person in this article, my child's bedroom is on the opposite side of the stairs to our second floor. Anyone who came up the stairs in the middle of the night would effectively separate myself and my wife from our daughter. Ideally I wish we had bought a house with a first floor master and kids rooms upstairs so that if we did have an intruder I would not have to worry about horizontal "red zones" that I could not engage an invader in. Oh well, a good grasp of using tactical light and my weapon hopefully will avoid any issues in the unlikely instance that this may actually happen to me in Ft. Livingrooom.
I myself know someone through WTA and FaceBook that recently took the plunge and unplugged from permanent housing and now lives out of a travel trailer with his family. This type of arrangement works well for him and the nature of his work, and truthfully I think only a fool would knowingly try and invade his "castle-to-go" with the large caliber noisemakers both he and his wife employ.
What say you?
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