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  1. #1
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    Loaded or Unloaded

    Taking a poll ... In the capacity of ... Home Defense ... Do you keep your firearm .. loaded and within reach , or unloaded , locked , with ammo in seperate location

    I know everyones situation is different ( kids , ect. ) just looking for opinions

  2. #2
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    I keep everything locked in the safe except for one pistol loaded in my closet.


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    An unloaded and/or locked up firearm will not protect you or your family when seconds count.

    Of course, keep all firearms out of the reach of children.

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    I have no kids around the house and an unloaded gun is almost as useful as a rock.
    Never liked those loud obnoxious boats, until I bought one of my own.

  5. #5
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    It's a question of risk tolerance....

    If your firearm is unloaded or locked then your door must give you enough time to load the firearm.

    If you lived in a day care then you probably don't need a firearm at all. The risk of accidental use outweighs the risk of need in a self defense situation.

    If you're standing post on the DMZ in South Korea you need your firearm loaded (and preferably its a tank)....

    Everyone else will fall somewhere in between.

  6. #6
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    We live in a Adult only surrounding so having a firearm within reach is generally not an issue.

    For me: Loaded, but will need to be racked to fire. We have the "dog alarm" to notify us of any unwanted guest and by the time they would get to where we are, likely it will be a non issue.

    That being said.... I feel it is a personal choice for everyone. You must do what feels safe and comfortable for you, no one else's opinion really matters... But what ever choice you make, remember it has consequences and you MUST take responsibility for the decision(s) you make.
    B&B
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  7. #7
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    Loaded, in my truck and in a small handgun locked safe by my bed.
    I'm a Father, I'm your friend, I'm your Brother till the end. ~~ K.R.

  8. #8
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    Adult only house. Loaded and chambered, but holstered.
    Because there is "No Life Like It"

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    Loaded but not chambered.
    Man and machine moving as a single moving part
    Tim

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    Loaded and holstered. No kids

  11. #11
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    locked and loaded within reach but no kids in house when kids come around then in locked drawer

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