A comment in another thread got me to thinking - should I have hearing protection ready to hand for a home-defense situation? Up until recently I'd have thought the question was stupid; protecting my long-term hearing was far less important than the reduction in my situational awareness that wearing muffs would cause, not to mention it would be one more thing to put on quickly. However, with electronic muffs (which I've had for a while now) I can actually hear MORE with my muffs on and turned up than with them off, and they'll still provide some protection for my ear drums. Granted, it is still another thing to deal with when seconds count. Do you have electronic muffs (or some other form of hearing protection) ready to hand for a home-defense situation? What do you think about the idea? Yes, I could also get a suppressor and sub-sonic ammo... which would cost a lot more money and force me to go through the NFA process. Until silencers drop off the NFA list it just isn't worth it to me.