Last week, someone broke into my home while I was at work. I came home to find the front door busted open and everything in the house was in disarray. I immediately called the police and waited for them to come. But those thieves took away my peace and I felt violated. I knew immediately that I wanted a weapon. I was reading a Sig P238 review and suddenly realized that is the weapon that would fit my lifestyle well. I had never had one before, but I was willing to take classes to learn how to use it properly and ensure that I used it only in a safe manner.
When I came home, I was surprised to see the door wide open. I immediately thought of my dog. I panicked that he may have gotten out. I silently berated myself for not closing the door properly as I rushed in to see if he was inside. I didn’t notice anything at first, and my dog came running to greet me as normal. But when I moved through different rooms, I quickly saw that many things were strewn about. I then understood that I had been robbed. I rushed outside with my dog and called the police. I wanted to make sure that I was not inside with any thieves who might have still been there. I later learned that they had stolen almost all of my electronics and some family heirlooms.
It was frustrating to feel scared in my own house after that. I felt that the only way to gain back a sense of control was to put in an alarm system and get a weapon. After I purchased both, I did find that I felt much better. My fear was that someone would come back to break in a second time while I was home alone.