So, I'm not gonna put details in here, but a dude tried to rob my house today. I talked to the officer, and he said some of the guys that were robbing houses in the area were using guns.
That said, I think I will buy a shotgun. I'm from Wyoming, and own many, many firearms. I know how to use them effectively and safely. I'm thinking a Mossberg 500, as it has a stock, a short barrel, and has PLENTY of stopping power. I am also thinking about taking a personal defense course, as it is something that I think would be worthwhile. To be honest, my house is shit. The front door could probably be pulled out of the wall, and that is only the beginning. My biggest worry is that if I did have a shotgun, it could get stolen. A shotgun in the wrong hands is a lot worse for law enforcement and citizens then a burglar with a pistol. I have no qualms about blasting some asshole that breaks into my house.
I want to hear what you think about this, and what you would do in my situation.