If you read enough gun articles involving personal protection, you’ll come across a small cadre of CCW holders who take their safety to the extreme. These groups advocate staying armed at home. Their thinking is that home invasion attacks involving one or more armed suspects with robbery or rape on their minds require that you stay strapped up with your pistol even behind the safety of your locked doors.
That idea is a hard sell if you live with your romantic partner who is not into guns. It’s an even tougher sell if you have children of any age in your home. Besides, it’s just hard to be that vigilant, for that long, every day and all night.
What Should Your Home Invasion Defense Plan Look Like?
Wearing your gun every waking moment sounds uncomfortable. And leaving your gun in plain sight is just not a good idea, because it may be discovered by your buddy’s kid or the cleaning lady. Worse yet, it could be stolen by the daytime heroin-addicted burglar. Or it could be used on you by the nighttime meth-tweaking hot prowler.
by Steve Albrecht