Preparing For Home Defense
You should do more than just buy a gun for home defense.
By B. Gil Horman
The saying goes like this: A man's home is his castle. If you're a regular reader of firearm publications, then you already know there's no shortage of information available regarding firearms for home protection. And while we have plenty of good reasons to carefully select and regularly practice with reliable defensive firearms, they represent only a portion of what should be a better-rounded and more inclusive home-preparedness plan.
It's important to remember that guns don't make us "safe." They represent a last line of protection when all other home-based defenses and deterrents have failed, or have been bypassed by individuals with intent on doing harm. The purpose of this discussion is not to underplay the importance of defensive firearms, but to point out a few precautions and tools available to increase home security.