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Do you have one? Why? Do you feel safer?
Three guns can be found in our home; a 12g pump shotgun (mine), a 22 rifle (kids) and a 22 pistol (the wife's). You will also find; two compound bows, three stick bows, a recurve bow and one cross bow. Yes, we have a lot of projectile type weapons. lol
As to the why, the guns are mostly for fun but we do live out in the sticks somewhat so there is some need. The shotgun was bought for clay's and for home defense, nothing tells a would-be burglar that he needs to leave like the sound of a pump action.
The 22's are only used for target shooting. Everyone in our house shoots on regular basis. My two kids (13 and 11) and I also hunt every fall with our bows/cross bow.
Do we feel safer? Yes and no. If I can get my gun, load it and have it ready before the person gets in, yes. But what are the chances of that happening? Maybe 50/50 at best? Better off just grabbing my Njoy Eleven (It's in my headboard) and beating the crap out of them.
On the other hand, if there is a animal coming for a visit (We have bears, wolves, coyotes etc.), yes again. Most of the time just the sound alone will scare of most animals.
Weapons do not make you safe, only the ability to use them (Whatever kind of weapon you use) with confidence in that time of need can make you safe. Funny thing is, you will not not truly know until that time comes. I can honestly say that I am more accurate with my compound bow than the guns (Shooting the bow for 10 years longer) so the animal/person breaking in probably will not hear the shot when/if it goes off.