I don't understand why you don't keep your door locked when you are at home. I couldn't imagine not having the door locked at all times.
We dont keep our doors locked when we are home. To much in and out and we can see both front and back door from our living room.
I'm sorry, but to me, that's a basic safety/security breach on your part. Especially once you know this guy (or anyone else for that matter) could barge in at any time. You've made it not only convenient for yourselves to go in and out, but unwelcome strangers to do so also!
There is nothing "rude" about locking your doors...even when you're home. I'm not sure I completely grasp the concept here, of convenience trumping safety/security.
1)I live in a safe town in a gated community
2)NRA Stickers on the back of my dh vehicle (if you get my drift)
3)I have dogs the size of horses, with posted signs.
4)you have to go through a fence with these dogs to get to my door
plus i live in the deep south and it's just one of those things for my particular area. If o'm home alone then I will lock them but if everyone is running around, it's just not going to happen.
I've lived in gated communities as well. There is nothing "safer" about them than a non-gated community. It merely appears more exclusive, providing a "richer" target.
An NRA sticker isn't the same as locking the door. If anything, it says that there are probably weapons in the home that could be stolen. Particularly if the door is unlocked. Wouldn't it be nice to be shot with one of your own guns, because you chose not to be inconvenienced by flipping the latch on your own front door? (NOT!)
You may have dogs the size of horses, but obviously they're not much of a deterrent to this person. I had a Doberman, but I still locked my door.
If locking your door is an inconvenience that's "not going to happen," and you don't wish to heed any of the well-meaning advice you've asked for, then why do you indicate surprise that your neighbor continues the behavior you're complaining about?
ETA: Mr. Diva is a certified NRA firearms instructor.