Firearms near the door are useless to me. I have kids and all my guns are locked up except the one I am carrying. I have a dog and he alerts us, but in the event of a home invasion think of the amount of time it will take you to get up, locate your firearm, chamber a round, identify threat and engage it. And add the stress and fear factor into it. Try this exercise and see how ready you are. Have your wife set an alarm for a random time and day that you are unaware of. When you hear the alarm get up and see how long it takes you to wake up,locate your safe,open it and get your defense weapon. You wont believe the time it will take. I have the right to carry in my state and I do. I have the right to hunt with a rifle and I do. We all have the right to protect ourselves and our loved ones and I do. A properly sized 9mm with a quality holster feels like nothing under your tshirt. I dont wake up Saturday morning and put it on and go cook breakfast, but if we are going out to breakfast I do. I sense jealousy from some on here that wish they had the freedom we do here and they are making excuses why its bad or stupid in their opinion. If it makes you comfortable then do it. Do you need to? maybe not but how many times do you read the news and say "if they had a firearm"