"short fuse and legally insane" That sounds like me.
I have thought about getting a sign warning ALL theives will be SHOT ON SITE!! but they are so bold that I believe it would be an open invitation to steel my guns. (A few miles away they broke into a police officers home)
Someone also told me that the sign might not be a good idea if I ever had to shoot and end up in court . We have a rule in my state that says if you feel threatened even if they are outside of your house you have the right to protect yourself and shoot if you have no other choice.
Tha bad thing is we have one police officer assigned to our area by the time he is called they are long gone.
They broke into a Baptists preachers house on a Sunday morning he had ADT security protection but by the time the police got there they had hit the road with the goods. They are definately staking out these homes.
I think I will install some motion lights for the back of my property and some hidden cameras .
My wife home schools my youngest 4 year old so my wife and kids are here all the time. On one hand that may be good but on the other hand it could be very bad. I have showed my wife how to use the 45 and believe you me ,you dont want to be looking at the firing end of a scared mother with a .45 AUTO in her hands ! It would be a quick way too meet Jesus......