“”Terror, pure terror,” Spencer said. “I was woken up by a young man standing beside my bed telling me to get up and give him the money.”…Spencer now plans to keep her pistol by her side at all times.”
Ms. Spencer, I’m all for you keeping a pistol ready. But, let’s start with securing your home so that your first alert to a problem is not a man standing over you, telling you that he’s robbing you! At the very least, get a monitored alarm and use it. It should go off the instant someone makes a forced entry into your home. Dogs are fine too but, they are not infallible. The bottom line is that If your first alert to someone being in your home is them waking you up, having a gun at your side won’t do you any good.