Originally Posted by Wasatch
This is a good reason to keep your gun on your person while in your home.
I seldom do this anymore, but it's no less a good idea.
Common sense security measures put in place before hand will in almost any instance prevent any need to have immediate instant access to a firearm. Why? Because those attempting will not be able to get in without significant delay. That will certainly afford one time to call 911... take loved ones to a safe room and arm ones self to wait till police arrive.