Whats the point of having a home alarm system when you don’t have a gun? If someone kicks in your door at 3 am in the morning and your alarm goes off and you don’t have a gun, then what? Will you just cower in the corner and hope for the best? An alarm system may be good if you aren’t there, although it may not help alot. But if you’re there what will you do?
I’d rather have a Mossberg 12 gauge than a Brinks alarm system anyday.[/quote]
I’ll reply with a question: What’s the point of having a gun if you won’t use the gun? Plenty of people won’t.
And yet another: What’s the point of having a Mossberg when you’re not home?
Criminals tend to avoid wired properties. It’s a fact. If someone is actually intent on “picking” a target, kicking in the door, you can probably bet they are there for you or your property specifically, and you may not have time to get to your gun. Where does your Mossberg sit, leaning against your bed where you sleep? Under your pillow?
An alarm, like a gun, is merely a “tool” in the risk management of home protection, along with trimmed shrubbery, proper lighting, fences, etc. Personally, I’d take all the foregoing, the alarm system and a gun. [/quote]
Good post, BodyGuard. Too many people get caught up in firearms as if they’re the pinnacle of home defense and completely overlook other deterrents. People that forgo the other deterrents in favor of only having a firearm can also worsen the problem if they don’t store their firearm or firearms probably properly. All it takes is a criminal to break into their residence while they’re away to lose that 12 gauge shotgun to the black market.