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Just a thought but how many of you here carry in your own house? Whether you are with your family or just home by yourself. Sometimes, Just so people don't get annoyed or question it, I would walk around the house with it just for the heck of it but have only don't this 3-4 times and two of those four times was when a person I did not know was in my house going over some paperwork with something I was dealing with.

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11 minutes ago, NJ Predator said:

Just a thought but how many of you here carry in your own house? Whether you are with your family or just home by yourself. Sometimes, I would walk around the house with it just for the heck of it.

You must have some kind of phobia or a lot of enemiesYou must have some kind of phobia or a lot of enemies

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I do not usually but if I am going out or just got home I just leave it. I dont even think about it honestly. When you carry daily its just a part of you. No different than a belt or socks. Otherwise there is a firearm within close proximity any other time. And to those that tell you move to a better neighborhood thats 100% false. I live in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. Criminals dont rob shitholes. They go to nice neighborhoods where the people leave their homes to go to work for 8-10hrs a day and they can take their time.

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My wife and I live in a somewhat rural area and our house is not readily visible from the street and our children are grown and have moved out so its just the two of us.  A few years ago, fortunately I was home two men came to our house with the intention of breaking in.  I was home and when I answered the door they gave a bogus sort of story that they were lost and needed directions. Gave them directions, they left, andI  then called the state police with the plate and vehicle description. Later that day we were informed that they were apprehended after breaking into 3 other homes in our vicinity. From one of the homes the got a handgun,

I can't tell you how vulnerable I felt after that.  

I had a shotgun with rounds in it in the bedroom but that was down the hall from the front door.  Good for maybe during the night but that was about it.

So, now I have a loaded handgun very accessible at the front door, back door, bedroom, one if I'm in my shop in the basement or one in my man cave upstairs.  I have also put in a driveway alert the lets us know if someone comes up the drive so we can see who it is BEFORE they get to the door.

To answer the question, no I don't carry in my house . 

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Not really practical to do it. Too many times throughout the day I go in and out and even walking with a gun strapped to your side in the front yard may not be a great idea. 

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I feel exceptionally safe where we live.  We live deep enough in that we are "too many turns" to get back on route 80 with the stolen goods.  In our 23 years in this community, we haven't had a single break in and that's well over 200 colonial style homes.  And zero stolen cars, yet it's a very nice 'hood.  We have good friends in an even nicer 'hood in Montville, but right off route 287 and they had a brand new Caddilac Escalade stolen as have other neighbors had break ins or car theft because it's only two quick right turns and right back on 287.... 

So my answer is no. But I do have a weapon nearby to protect myself and my family if ever needed.  

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The hardcore gun advocates (a lot of ex military and training specialists) are all about carrying 100% of the time so they are prepared 100% of the time and never caught off guard without it simply because you never know when XYZ will happen (no matter how nice of a neighborhood you live in).  I know people who keep a gun in every room.  And I'll never forget a neighbor of my friend's family in Ohio who is a Vietnam veteran, he ALWAYS carried even to check his mail and literally had a gun in every corner of every room in his house.  He owns around 400 acres of the most prime hunting property out there, but my friend said don't ever set foot on it or he will bury you out there (he wasn't joking).  I met the guy once because he shot a giant buck we had on trailcam the year before and we wanted to see the mount.  It was a pretty strict protocol to enter his property, call ahead, let my friend talk to him first since he's never met me, etc.  After that it was all good, nice enough guy just a little estranged.  Also memorable was he lived alone and had a pet hybrid wolf that followed him around religiously.  Certainly one of the stranger encounters I've had in my life, but wanting to see big bucks will make a man push the envelope to catch a glimpse!  Unfortunately, my friend never could convince the guy to let us hunt his property and I never set foot on it other than that day.  Not my way anyway, and that's the last land owner on the planet you'd want to mess around with! :rofl: 

 

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It seems like it would make a lot more sense to carry one gun than to have one laying in every room in the house. And also no matter where you live you need to be ready. Just like buying life or disability insurance, you never know. And it just doesn't always happen to the "other" guy.

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Also to answer opps question:  I don't carry at home, but I have guns in close proximity in the event something happens.  Of course with that, the gambles is whether something happens versus whether I have enough time to get to it in time.  Agree with @Oakland Steve, it would make more sense to carry than have a bunch laying around the home (especially if they aren't secured properly in a safe).

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