Just thought I would chime in on an important article that I read in a magazine.......Having the right to have a CCW for protection is a special privilege. However, many gun owners don't realize that just because you feel safe when you are out, i.e., in your car, shopping, whatever, doesn't mean you are safe at home. That is, at home without your firearm. Yea, having it on the nightstand with a flashlight is common practice for everyone that I have talked too. But, what about taking out the garbage at night, sitting outside enjoying the cool of the evening, or just plain walking around the house. A lot of times during these normal everyday scenarios, that may be exactly when the "bad guy" might strike. Doesn't do a bit of good if your firearm is in a safe, or a drawer or laying on your nightstand. The bottom line is that all gun owners must be prepared to protect themselves, their families and their homes at ALL times. You have absolutely no time to be looking for your weapon while engaging with someone trying to harm you or rob you. All of my close friends and family know me and know that my baby is ALWAYS within reach without any questions! Day and night! Just a little advice that I found to be useful!