I watched “Law Abiding Citizen” on Netflix last night. Great movie.
Clyde ( Gerald Butler) is a former Assasine for the CIA who goes on a killing spree. He starts slaughtering government officials and convicted killers using plastic explosives, poisons, rocket-propelled grenades, and knives. He has the governor and the head prosecuting attorney terrified.
He is sitting in prison while all these people are dying, yet he is responsible.
Clyde is a powerful, dangerous man.
But he was powerless at the beginning of the movie.
Two men banged on his door and when he opened it. One man immediately hit him in the head with a baseball bat and knocked him out.
While he is unconscious, the predators tie him up. He regains consciousness and is powerless to stop the monster that rape and kill his wife right in front of his eyes. After his wife is dead, they kill his ten-year-old daughter. He can’t do a thing to protect them.
He could have prevented his wife and child from being killed.
If he had observed the two men holding baseball bats, he would never have opened the door. Which means His wife and child would be alive. A security camera showing who was at his door would have saved his family.
You may be thinking this was just a movie.
After watching “Law Abiding Citizen,” I checked with the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
In 23% percent of home invasions, someone opens the door.
What happened to Clyde could happen or you.
I have a confession to make. I was at an apartment in Jackson, Michigan, in a crime-ridden area 20 years ago. The women who lived there opened the door without knowing who was knocking, and two men with guns rushed in.
I can still remember watching a man wearing a ski mask walking towards me, pointing a revolver at me and being helpless.
I did not have a gun on me, and the home invader had a 38 pointed right at my chest.
So I compiled and did what he wanted. I survived as did my friend, but this taught me two valuable lessons.
Don’t open your door if you don’t know who is there.
Keep a gun on you even at home or someplace where you can get it out fast.
Who here carries a gun at home?
Do you have a way to see who is at your door without opening your door?