Found this article and this is actually a very interesting question. I never actually thought about this much. Personally, I don’t see a need, as I have guns all over my place and all within reach. In addition, it just doesn’t make sense if you are awake and not sleeping or in any vulnerable state. I would be quite shocked actually if many do indeed carry at home most of the time though.
It is nothing new for those with Concealed Carry Licenses to have a gun strapped on when you leaving the house to go about your day to day business. What about when you are at home? Do you carry?
In recent years home invasions have become increasingly common. There are many of these homes that have legally owned guns but they did not have them close enough to defend themselves from the invading criminals. It is a good practice and common to store all of your guns in your gun safe until you need them for your next hunt or range trip. What about when you need your gun the most?
According to DOJ statistics, 1 in 5 homes will experience a home invasion. The DOJ also reports that during these home invasions 38% of all assaults and 60% of rapes occur.
Is it a common sight in your home for at least one person to be wearing a gun? Personally in my house it is. It is even uncommon for me to walk outside without having a gun with me. No, I’m not paranoid, but being an Eagle Scout I still try to live by the Boy Scout Motto, “Be prepared”. Being that I do live in the country, one of the reasons I carry in and around the house is not only for in the event of a home invasion but also for dangerous animals that have made a few appearances on my property. Would you rather be armed with a shovel or a gun if you come across a group of copperheads, rattlesnakes or even the occasional coyote?