I went to a two day class with the police in Montgomery, Al. They taught us about gun safety and that if someone is going out the window with your tv you can't shoot them. If you feel your life is threatened fire away. If you don't feel as if you could shoot someone who is endangering your or your families lives they say don't get a gun. I would not have a problem with that . They let us shoot in their firing range. I had never shot a pistol or any kind of gun before. Now I can and feel much much safer in my home. I hope I never have to use it but I would if necessary.