Originally Posted by icallshotgun88
It's to necessarily about being in my house and being forced to leave.
What if I'm not carrying and I come home, but before I enter I can visibly see my home has been broken into?
Having a gun outside of the home (in a locked shed maybe) would allow me to walk into my home (armed) and feel safe.
Or what if it was a situation where I was forced to leave my house. Of course I would be ale to grab my gun (because its right next to my bed), but what about the rest of my family? Having firearms outside of the house would allow them to be armed as well.
I know this may sound crazy to some of you, and of course ANY situation where I would NEED a gun to defend my life is pretty improbable, but like I said this is sort of a hobby for me and I enjoy feeling safe.
If you come home and notice that your house has been broken into, then unless your wife or girlfriend or children are at home, promptly leave the area and call the police. If you are unarmed and surprised or ambushed while you attempt to retrieve a firearm, then not only are you not helping your family, but you may provide the criminal(s) with more tools that they can use to hurt other people with. They can call up a SWAT team to clear the building, if need be. It's what we pay them to do.
If you believe having a firearm makes you "safe", then I would say that you need to re-evaluate what it is that a firearm actually is and what it can and can not do for you. "Safety" is an imaginary concept, but apparently some people believe that it is real. This is a logically incorrect belief. You are not now, have never been, and will never be "safe" or "unsafe".
Consider the following:
1. Paying attention to the world around you is the most beneficial, cheapest, and easiest to implement solution to preventing situations or people from adversely affecting the rest of your life. It isn't cool, sexy, or macho, but paying attention to the world around me has saved my life more times than any other skill or tool I have.
2. Although a gun is a useful tool and there are situations where not having that tool can make continuing life unaffected by your present situation very difficult, it is but one tool in what should be a belt full of tools.
3. If you have not already done so, spend some time learning about unarmed self-defense, using improvised weapons, ambushes, tactics, and first aid. All of those tools are just as important as firearms training and part of any real comprehensive self-defense plan. Do not rely on any one tool, technique, or skill for your continued survival.
Don't take my word for it, go out and ask some people with some training what they think about and what they would do as it pertains to these situations.