This is a discussion on Should you carry at home? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Chad Rogers I see the reality as being that since the old man's guard was down and he essentially allowed this man ...
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Yes. I stay armed at home unless I'm in the shower.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
I now carry full-time in my house & on my property. If I'm in the shower, I keep my pistol concealed (not saying how!) & within arms reach - my dogs will let me know if something's up. In bed, I have one firearm in a button safe within arms' reach, & another in a concealed location in the vicinity of the foot of the bed.
I've read far too many stories of people with firearms, sometimes multiples, at the ready but inaccessible during a fast changing situation. I opted to not shortchange myself of the very chance I had hoped to gain by obtaining my firearm in the first place.
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
It kinda freaked my wife our at first but someone kicks in your door you don't have time to go and open the safe. €ven when I shower my 220 has it's own spot to relax on while I get clean.
Well I usually don't carry in my house but I know were my gun is at all times. and if some one knock at the door that I don't know my gun goes with me to the door. If I'm in the shower my wife won't answer the door if I'm there or if I'm not. And the door in lock plus I have two dogs and they will bark of they hear any noises. When I go to bed my gun in on the night stand right next to me and I have a 12 gauge pump load right under my bed all I have to is grab and pump it and it ready.
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And the guy at his door was someone he knew. A co-worker and presumed friend. Although he hadn't seen him in a few years, he still had no reason to feel he was a threat.
I used to be of the same mentality. I have a lot of guns, I know where they are and I really don't have a need to carry one on my person inside my house. That was something that changed a few years back after joining this forum. I now have a gun on my person anytime I am awake. Inside the home or even out in the yard. Sometimes it's my regular gun holstered on my belt, and sometimes nothing more than my Ruger LCP in my pocket, but I always have a gun on me when I'm awake.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
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Most people call me paranoid but I am sure y'all hear it a lot also. I carry all the time period. Unless it breaks the law, I always carry. When I'm home my alarm is set. When I'm in the shower my gun is on the camode and my plastic knife is in the shower. My pit bull also deters most.... So I stay covered. Glad to hear your neighbor is ok. I hope he learned his lesson the "easy" way. Could have been worse.
It's in my pocket as I sit.
I get the feeling that I'm being paranoid but you never know what awaits you.
My sis don't like guns but I think she's getting used to me carrying. Right now I can only carry in my house and my car.
Becoming familar with your gun is as necessary as breathing if you carry a sidearm. Carrying at home, handling it, practice drawing, etc. everyday is the BEST way to learn your firearm (short of doing all this at the range.....live fire is live fire).
Having it at the ready when trouble come to your home is a bouns.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
(Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay
My office is upstairs facing the street. The street deadends in front of my house. Nobody just shows up at the door unexpected. I don't have a gun on me all the time, but I have one available.
Perfect place for a pocket gun when you are walking around the house.