TV station offers advice on how to respond to home invasion; no mention of ‘gun,’ ‘firearm’ or ‘weapon’

A Nebraska TV station recently offered viewers advice on what to do in the event of a home invasion. But a reviewer noticed something peculiar about the advice being offered — it never once mentioned the word, “gun,” “firearm” or “weapon.”

Omaha NBC affiliate WOWT reporter Erin Murray asked Frontline Private Security officer Jake Bettin last week what to do if you hear someone enter your home.

“In this situation, you are either going to flee, comply or resist,” he said, setting up what Robert Farago at saw as a hierarchy.

First try to flee the scene, thus giving the burglar free rein over your home and possessions. If that doesn’t work, do whatever the burglar says, within reason. Finally, as a last resort, resist.

But the station and the rent-a-cop gloss over the “resist” part, and offer no real suggestion as to how to go about resisting. In fact, they seem to discourage it.

“If you’re defending yourself and your family, that can be justified,” Bettin told Murray.

That can be justified? How about that’s always justified?

One nice thing about the advice is that it was given free of charge.

But you know what they say about free advice — it’s worth exactly what you paid for it.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles