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    Last edited by PureXTC; 12-13-2011 at 11:25 AM.

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    The only booby trap worth discussion is the fishing line. Since all your lights are on, do you think an intruder would miss the brightly colored ratchet strap?

    Maybe, once you are ready for bed, or want to leave your place, you can ratchet strap his entire exterior, thus locking his doors instead of yours?

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    if the guy is crazy enough to come in your house, he may be a dangerous person...i'd be prepared to have something threatening in-hand at the point where you are confronting the person who you just purposely booby-trapped in your basement (READ: bring a 12-gauge to investigate when he busts his ass).

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    Places boxes on the steps. "I was meaning to take them down" There is your trap. lol

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    I prefer the 12ga blank trip wire



    Or there's the extreme of a mouse trap attached to a frag ..



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    Wait, how is it illegal to set a trap and hurt someone who breaks into your house, but it IS legal to shoot and kill someone who breaks into your house??

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    I don't think it's legal to shoot and kill someone for breaking into your house unless they are trying to hurt you. At least in NY, that is more than likely the law.

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    OMFG I want that 12 gauge setup!
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    Lock the door and get a spot light shined at his house.

    Who ever leaves a door unlocked after numerous times your light bulb has been stolen is a moron. I wouldn't be surprised if the robber sets up a trap for you and you fall down your stairs and he steps over you with all your light bulbs in his hands while you or your roommates have a broken neck.

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    Hire a marching band to wait outside in the dark. Then when the perp is coming out of your house have them great him/her with a rendition of "She loves you, yeah-yeah-yeah..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonglh View Post
    Wait, how is it illegal to set a trap and hurt someone who breaks into your house, but it IS legal to shoot and kill someone who breaks into your house??
    Simple, because to legally pull the trigger on someone you have to determined that they were a reasonable and immediate threat. A trap is indiscriminate and cannot make that judgement, hence illegal in all 50 states.

    I don't necessarily agree with it, but that's the legal reasoning. Personally in my ideal world you would be allowed to do what ever you want to someone who illegally enters your properly. Tripwire claymores on all your entry doors? Fine with me.

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    If it's a single door into the basement, turn the door knob around, and lock it. Once he let's himself in, and latches the door, he'll be trapped. Keep a key in your pocket, so yo're not fucked. Coming home you can just turn the knob and let yourself in, but he'd be looking at a keyhole trapped. That'd be comedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Simple, because to legally pull the trigger on someone you have to determined that they were a reasonable and immediate threat. A trap is indiscriminate and cannot make that judgement, hence illegal in all 50 states.

    I don't necessarily agree with it, but that's the legal reasoning. Personally in my ideal world you would be allowed to do what ever you want to someone who illegally enters your properly. Tripwire claymores on all your entry doors? Fine with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spam16v View Post
    If it's a single door into the basement, turn the door knob around, and lock it. Once he let's himself in, and latches the door, he'll be trapped. Keep a key in your pocket, so yo're not fucked. Coming home you can just turn the knob and let yourself in, but he'd be looking at a keyhole trapped. That'd be comedy
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    i kinda doubt he would shut the door behind him. You would leave it open for a quick escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gl@re View Post
    i kinda doubt he would shut the door behind him. You would leave it open for a quick escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spam16v View Post
    If it's a single door into the basement, turn the door knob around, and lock it. Once he let's himself in, and latches the door, he'll be trapped. Keep a key in your pocket, so yo're not fucked. Coming home you can just turn the knob and let yourself in, but he'd be looking at a keyhole trapped. That'd be comedy
    Win. you might need to add an automatic door closer.

    Maybe you can booby trap the light fixture itself. wire 120V to the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Personally in my ideal world you would be allowed to do what ever you want to someone who illegally enters your properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drvnkd View Post
    Win. you might need to add an automatic door closer.

    Maybe you can booby trap the light fixture itself. wire 120V to the frame.
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    I would highly recommend being humane and using large glue traps. I don't even bother hunting deer with arrows/bullets anymore because I have a company make me glue traps that are the size of a drywall sheet.

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    gonna set up my extra computer with a webcam and let it roll...

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    There are 2 documentaries about this type of thing.....





































































































































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    Quote Originally Posted by vq30de View Post
    WHY DON'T YOU JUST LOCK YOUR DOOR INSTEAD OF ACTING LIKE A TWELVE YEAR OLD??????
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    Put poop on the door handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubbin91 View Post

    but just buy a cheap camera with a motion detector like people use for hunting and mount it facing the stairs, as he comes down you get his pick, just kind of hide it so he can't see it. From there, drop off to cops and let them scare him.
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