For the last 4 or 5 years (give or take) I've made it my mission to get as many people as I can to become firearm owners. I've convinced quite a few, converted a few others (once anti-gun, now proud gun) and trained them all to be proficient w/ the basics. Now, I come up to a training challenge I haven't had to deal with before, and I want to make sure I'm giving this guy the best possible advice I can possibly give. Obviously, he's smart enough to know not to put 100% trust in any one mans idea, but I want to give him information and sources to get him started, and knowing the kind of guy he is, he will take it from there and expand his horizons. Problem is: The internet. It's full of bull ****. Some people are too overly strict w/ gun storage, others aren't cautious enough...and since I don't have kids, it's never been a topic I have researched. I know several of you have, so i'm hoping you can give me some resources that I can pass on to him that are trusted by you, in your homes, with your children. He does not currently own a firearm, but he is convinced he needs one for home protection. At first I was swaying him to get a 12 gauge, since it's for Home Protection, but the more I got to know him, then found out he has 3 kids, I started thinking perhaps its best to talk him into a handgun for his first firearm that will be used for home protection. Main reason being it's going to be easier to store a handgun in a small device (maybe a bed-side finger print vault) than it will be to store a shotgun in a vault in the other room that's locked away by a key you may or may not have on you in the other room when someone tries breaking into the house. But, as I said, I'm only thinking about that, I haven't actually brought it up yet, because I want to make sure I'm considering all angles to give him the best information possible. Anyways, I've rambled on enough now, and hope you all have some literature/videos/etc that I could compile for him to review. Thanks FTF!