Seriously, ever think that having a gun might make you MORE of a target for criminals. Again, it's anecdotal that most crime guns are stolen: usually from people who bought them for protection.
Nothing like being robbed with your own gun...
Although, the cognitive dissonance must be painful when headlines like this appear:
Three armed men wearing masks kicked in the door of the 71-year-old man's house in Sharon, 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and took firearms including an AK-47, handguns, rifles, shotguns, other semi-automatic weapons, ammunition and historic pistols, police chief Michael Menster said Thursday.So much for the old "I don't dial 911"--you do, but only when it's too late.
The robbers tied the gun collector up, ransacked his house and locked him in a closet. They also stole a television and stereo. When they left, the man was able to escape and call 911, Menster said.
The good news, 17 weapons were recovered and two people charged.