There is a lot of discussion surrounding carrying a gun in public either concealed or open. One area that doesn’t get a lot of discussion is carrying a gun at home.
People have mixed thoughts on carrying a gun at home. Some people it is unnecessary and others are very supportive of it. Carrying a gun at home just like carrying a gun in public is a matter of personal choice.
Gun Safety in the Home
One big topic of carrying a gun at home is about safety and accessibility. Some consider it unsafe to carry while at home. However, if you plan on keeping a gun accessible for self-defense it is safer for everyone in the home for it to be under your direct control instead of lying on a table or in a drawer.
It is impossible to keep kids from being curious about guns and if they know if one is accessible they will want to see it and possibly show their friends. This is where tragic stories begin and why we need to take all precautions in keeping others safe.
If a gun is in a drawer or on a table, it is easier for someone to access it. However, if you are carrying the gun, no one will be able to access it without you knowing.
Different neighborhoods have different rates of crime and while it is true that different areas have different crime rates, how often do we hear on the news about tragic crimes in supposedly quiet neighborhoods?
If your gun is locked away in your safe or in another room when someone breaks into your home it is more difficult for you to get to it to be able to protect yourself. It is also an opportunity for an unarmed criminal to become an armed criminal if they got to your gun before you did.
Carrying a gun at home
Personally, I keep a gun with me at all times, even when I’m at home for each of these reasons. I don’t want my kids to have access to my guns without my knowledge. I also want to have the ability to protect myself and family.
It is our responsibility to be prepared to protect ourselves. We need to keep the necessary tools accessible for us to do it.
Do you carry a gun while at home? Please share your thoughts below in the comments.