I don't automatically accept the antigun talking point about the danger of guns in the home, but I don't automatically reject it either. Everybody's circumstances are different. I can see circumstances -- particularly if there are small children in the home -- where the risk of having a gun outweighs the advantages of having it. Personally, because of where I live and my lifestyle generally, a home invasion is just not on my radar. I have a lot of guns, but I don't keep any of them for home defense. In my circumstances, that would be unreasonable paranoia. Somebody else's circumstances might be different. Ironically, virtually the only reason I would be targeted for a burglary would be if someone wanted to steal the guns themselves. If they knew I had them. I recognize that self-defense is a major reason for non-gun-owners to get guns, now that hunting is on the decline. That's why defending the right of self-defense is crucial in defending the RKBA, for political reasons. On the other hand, on a personal level, I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea of a lot of people routinely going around armed. IMO, carrying a gun is something that should only be done in extremis (such as if you are the target of a direct threat). I think I've managed to avoid making myself the target of threats.