My Niece is a 25 year old nurse, daughter of a full blooded Cherokee, married to a Army Major, has a brother who was a Army NCO who was killed in Afghanistan. She learned to shoot at age 8 and has been shooting weekly ever since.
Her, and her husband live in El Paso where he is stationed. There is a M-A-J-O-R problem with our swinging door border. Her husband was at work, about 3:00 a.m. with both cars in the driveway, and alarm warning stickers on all the doors.
She is asleep, with her 9 month old son in the other room. She hears a CRASH and her alarm goes off. She grabs 'her' S&W 686 runs to the baby's room and locks the door so IF the intruder gets in they can't get to her child.
Second crash sound and she realizes someone is trying to kick in the front door. What happens in El Paso is that the illegals come across the border and raid a neighborhood. They kick doors in, steal what they can, kill the men, and children, and either rape the women, or take them back across the border and sell them to drug lords. Not wanting to be part of Obama's open door policy she puts two rounds through the top of the door. You can't legally shoot someone on your porch but you can shoot your own door.
She then calls 911 and tells the operator what is going on. Operator tells her there are THREE other home invasions going on, on her street and " keep the gun, if they get in shoot them" ( GOT to love Texas.)
Police arrive, find footprints on her front door, take report and leave.
Moral? PLEASE teach your kids to shoot. Cars in the driveway, and alarms, WONT discourage BG's, but a .357 evidently will get them religion.