I have discussed this with my wife for several months now. There are a few homes fairly close to my house that have had break in and invasions over the last couple months. One recently hit way too close to home. They were friends of ours and home at the time. Also, those that know me know my story of a friend I lost not too long ago. I still believe if he was armed he would be with us today. I'll be the first to admit, I know nothing about guns. Shot one only once but have already looked into several safety courses I want to take and have spoken to others about gun safety at home because I do have children. I'm not one that is interested in game shooting and I dont need anything that is going to put down an elephant. I just want something easy to use, efficient and something even my wife can learn to use. It's also not something I plan on carrying with me when I leave the house. Maybe down the road but I'm not comfortable with that idea yet. Any suggestions?