Just read this thread http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ast-night.html and it made me think about my situation. Master bed room downstairs for the wife and me (both have handguns and lights within reach), 4 kid's bedrooms upstairs. 4 kids ages 5 to 14. 2 sets of stairs. Yellow lab is very protective of the kids. We have designated the MBR and one of the kids room as safe rooms. The challenge in getting from the MBR to the kids safe room is that it would require going thru the living/kitchen area which is pretty open and exposed to anyone downstairs.
I would appreciate any thoughts, constructive comments, or good resources for home defense preparation.