Let's sum up:
Don't buy just one firearm! Buy about 6 (shotgun, 2 semi-autos, a revolver, a .22lr rifle, and an AR-15) and have all your needs covered.
Obviously, that only works for the fabulously wealthy, and with spouses that agree with the need for several thousand put into pieces of loud steel. But over time almost every gun will have children!
I love how dozens of us can see the question so differently, and yet here we all are, patriots who want to do what's right for our family.
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
12 gauge, .223/5.56x45mm, 30-30 Winchester
2 Chron. 7:14 Christians must seek His face