Lets not be too hard on the poor kid. We have half the right wingers in the land pretending that the solution to our problems are more guns in the hands of more people. Maybe he read some of those posts and took up the advice.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
I was referring only to myself. If somebody kicks my door down they'll hurt their foot and the cats and I will be all over them while they're still on one foot. I only suggest this strategy for myself, not for other. I consider the possibility of home invasion to be at very close to zero. But that's just me.
Do you have youngsters in the house? If yes, aren't you worried that easy access might cause blowback? If not, sure, you can have guns anywhere. With advance warning enough, sure, you can prepare but advance warning of what? Who would give you advance warning? The only thing I can think of is civil unrest in which case we will all have time to acquire weapons.
My post was mainly to understand weapon security. How do gun owners with families prevent their younger members from misbehavior such as taking a gun to show off with or worse. I live alone except for the cats and they can't even master can openers, let alone firearms. If they could....I'd have to carry