Im not sure if this is the right spot for this thread. Anyway, my dad finally got his foid card yesterday and now he says he wants to buy a gun this weekend. We started talking about home protection, he wants a handgun(I said to get a shotgun he said no) Then he says that when he keeps it next to his bed/in his nightstand HE WANTS TO HAVE A LOCK ON IT! Am I the only one that finds that a bad idea? I tried explaining a home defense gun shouldnt have a lock on it and he didnt listen. I also tried explaining that you have a lack of fine motor skills when your life is in danger, he still insisted he knows what hes doing. That being said, I will show him this thread at the end of the day so let me know what you guys think!