Listen...I know that people always are telling people that guns are BAD! But I own about 12 guns and I never have fired one in my house. I encourage people to get a handgun for their home. for protection. BUT by a gun safe. That way it's much safer for you to own a gun.
People think that guns make them safer but in fact they do the opposite. People who own guns are twice as likely to be shot as people who do not. Also if you have a gun in your home and someone is shot with it, it is 40 times more likely to be you or someone you know than any intruder.