While I understand that homes are broken into while they are occupied it does not happen so often that every homeownerneeds to have a loaded gun at their fingertips at all times.
And most of the time... the bad guyruns away when the homeowner is discovered inside. A gun was not even required!
If you feel the need to have such quick access to a firearm... why not carry it at all times. What good is a loaded and unsecured gun if it is not in your shooting hand?
IMO... Leaving an unsecured gun in your home is a bad practice.You are not going to be hovering over it at all times to prevent a guest, family member,or child from locating it.
Just because somethinghappened to someone else it does not mean it is going to happen to you too. If that were the case.. you cannot pick and choosesafety. You musttake action for every possible risk based on the fact that it has happened to others.
So you will need more than a gun. You need a ballistic vest, full body armor, Kevlar helmet, a ballistic shield, gas mask, bulletproof windows, armored vehicle, and more!!!
Have a gun and be prepared... But also beresponsible. :P