Robb Allen writes a nice article regarding why it’s important to think before recommending that someone purchase a firearm for personal or home protection:
Before one thinks about getting any firearm for home defense, they should ask themselves a few questions
* Am I willing to use lethal force and accept the consequences of doing so?
* Will I train with the firearm so that in a time of crisis, I can use it accurately and safely?
* Can I secure the weapons against unauthorized use such as children?
Go read the rest.