My personal view is guns should not be in home for self defence purposes and they should be locked up in a gun safe when not in use. There is hardly a need to have a gun in the home for self defence purposes. Guns in the home for self defence makes the gun owner a dangerous person. It would be nice if the American police would deny guns for self defence purposes. There is simply no need for people to have them. There should be strict gun control laws in place to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. A gun in the home makes home owners and criminals more prone to violence.