WOW! I just finished watching the season finale of Southland (don't worry I'm not going to spoil it). And I definitely did not see the end coming. It was all happy and then bamn! someone gets shot. But it was a good finale, that's what you want, something to bring you back next season, and I'm pretty sure everyone's coming back to see if this person lives or not.
But, it also got me thinking. There's a situation where a detective is protecting a witness and they come into her house and she protects the house and witness with her shotgun. It made me think that I want to keep my .22 at my apartment. If anyone ever got into my house, I don't have anything to protect myself. Granted, I live on the 3rd floor of a house, my door is in a sheltered area (you have to come in the back porch and then up a set of stairs that's unseen from the street) and I have a steel door, so I'm pretty safe. But, Kevin says it's pretty easy to just take the hinges off my door, and if someone wanted to, they're getting in. I'd love to have something to protect myself, and since I own the gun I should get to keep it in my residence. When I was chatting with my dad not so long ago, I asked him what he thought about me getting a gun. He first said he didn't want me spending money on a gun, to which I countered what if someone gave me one, and he said he didn't want guns in the house. I know my town is not that bad compared to other bigger cities around, but I know that we have problems, I know where the problem areas are, but I also know that we have had armed robberies in the past (none really near my neighborhood, but still...), and I'd love to be able to protect myself should the need arise.