As for the shotgun recommendation, almost anything will do.
If you're on a budget, I'd look at an NEF Pardner Protector or Mossberg Maverick 88. Both can be found for under $200 and they go bang after every time you pull the trigger.
If you have a bit more cash on hand, A Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 (used) are both excellent choices, both are proven performers out on the hunting grounds, battlefields, and in Law enforcement.
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security."-Ben Franklin
Woe to those who make unjust laws and to those who issue oppressive decrees. -Isaiah 10:1
Blaming guns for death is like blaming forks for obesity
Last edited by gmaster456; 08-23-2012 at 02:28 AM.