Originally Posted by Georgiahunter
Sounds like the criminal could adequately arm
himself as he goes through the house. Just joking around but that is why I don't believe in having a firearm for HD anywhere but by my bed. I don't like the idea of arming an unarmed criminal.
Truthfully, you have a good point. Having a lot of weapons around the house can be a double edged sword (yes, that was a pun). You may have them for decoration - especially edged weapons like knives and swords - as well as your own use if necessary, but if they are in the open where a potential BG could also have access to them, you may now have an armed
intruder where there may not have been one before. The fight or flight instinct is VERY
basic and it takes very little to sway the decision one way or the other. An unarmed BG may initially run when confronted, but if a weapon is suddenly available, that may be enough to change that flight instinct into a fight scenario.
Having lots of weapons available for self-defense purposes is usually a good thing, but make sure YOU
are the only person who knows where they are. Just food for thought.