because if I know I’m going to get into a gun battle I’m bringing a rifle - and I would just as soon not.
Scaring the criminal away is fine with me.
Been there done that - I’m behind my bedroom solid core door with a deadbolt - calling 911
As somebody said earlier: they watch too many movies
never understood why people think their DOOR is some type of cover or protection. If someone broke in depending how they do it. a door is easily busted down and or lock picked. at best depending on the situation it gives you some seconds to respond