Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
You have children in your house and have a loaded gun readily available? I have an alarm system and police response to it is as fast as I could get to a gun and ammo that was properly locked up. Soft target, that's a good one. As if a guy woken from his sleep is actually going to defend himself with a concealable weapon or an assault rifle.
You know what a soft target is a teacher in an inner city school who weighs about 120 carrying a loaded gun. That's the NRA solution, pure stupid.
Weren't the guns used in CT. legally purchased. Weren't they used by a mass murdering criminal?
If you have a gun that takes that long to get to - why have one. And your police are THAT close? I have an alarm used when we are away. It was triggered recently in a T Storm. Police were there in 7 minutes. Not bad. Except if we were home without a gun. My gun is at arms distance at night with a clip separate. It takes 3 seconds to lock and load.
No kids. Very low crime area. With kids, additional precautions should be taken.