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?
I keep a loaded weapon in a safe very close to my bed. In my drills I can have it in my arms and ready to fire within 20 seconds of hearing a noise. I also have an alarm system that is on every night. If you feel the police can get to you within 20 seconds then you are free to rely on them. If another Sandy hits and hungry thugs show up at your door trying to take your stuff I'm sure that the police will fill out a report in the aftermath. I choose to be prepared. I also pray that I can go through my lifetime without ever having to point my weapon at anyone for any reason.