Nyte-Ryder - I think a weapon light could be a risk, like you say, depending on how it is used. People who keep it on all the time could make themselves a target. However, I like having a small light with a tailcap switch on my shotgun, right where I can bump it with a finger. Why? Sometimes just a split second of light is all you need, and a brief flash can disorient someone while giving you the opportunity to correctly identify your target. In my case, I don't have children, but I do have a roommate who lives with me. I think weapon lights are a must-have for parents and just about anyone living with someone else. If you don't identify your target in the dark, you break rule #4 "Be sure of your target and what's beyond it."