I don't either.
No need for it up here in the woods. He11, I don't even lock my doors.
I do however keep a 44Mag lever gun loaded at all times. It's basically for shooting meat Deer but I suppose it could double for self defence if push came to shove.
It depends on where I am, there is a loaded 22 MAG in the barn. It dealt with several coyotes, and countless woodchucks, and raccoons. There is a loaded Rem 700, 30-06 in our kitchen for the better reach to the coyotes and deer at the end of the property. There is something to say about taking a deer from the back deck while standing in your jammies. There is an old 870 police loaded in the bedroom, and my wife has a 9mm and my 1911 is never unloaded.
The last reported murder in my town was the 40's. The old farmer that lives next door,( relatively speaking), hasnt locked his doors in over 60 years. His house is over a half mile from me. Could someone take it upon themselves to leave the city and try their luck out in the sticks, with criminal intent? Of course, but everyone I know out here owns a gun, most criminals want the easy score. Muggings? get serious, where would they wait for a target?
That's to bad, but not suprising.
I feel for ya, but don't tell me there's "nowhere that's safe" when you really mean "you're not safe".
Me,,,, I never lock my doors (whether I'm home or not) and sleep like a baby.
Anyway,,,, all that crap aside, my only two shotguns are a SXS and an O/U, and my only handguns are rimfire revolvers, so I better stay right here.
Good luck with the crack-heads.