.... Which is why I always
have at least one handgunANDthe AKwith me at all times when I'm at home, no matter what I'm doing. And if I'm in the shower, the door is locked, my AK & 9mm sit right next to the tub, and I never leave any outside doors or windows open or unlocked. Same goes for when it's bedtime; I check to make sure all the doors & windows are shut/locked, and keep the bedroom door secured as well. My wife keeps her .357 on her side and the 9mm, AK, and Nagant is on mine.
Most people may think I'm paranoid for always keeping a firearm within reach or on me, but I don't think so at all. Alwayspacking's story is yet another added to the long list of home-invasions I've heard of, where the criminals break in while the home-owners are present. If anything, they seem to be happening with more frequency. I'll never leave the house unarmed, even if it's just to do something in the yard, as I've heard about a lot of incidents where people are ambushed while doing yardwork, cleaning out a shed, etc.
I'm happy that Alwayspacking's friend managed to get some of his guns returned, which is a very uncommon. When I was like 7 or 8, my family's rental storage unit was broken into, and from what I remember my stepfather kept about a dozen hunting rifles & shotguns in there. All of them were taken, but nothing else was touched. The policewere pretty surethat the people who ran the storage rentals had something to do with the break-ins (ours wasn't the only one).They did find other people's stolen goods in a different storage facility soon after, but they never recovered my stepfather's firearms. I've rarelyheard of stolen guns being recovered; and if they are, it's usually because they were used in the commission of another crime. In that case, the police keep them for a long time (or permanently).