Mas, Thank you for your contributions to this site. Your knowledge is greatly appreciated. I own a home with a split-bedroom layout (single story, master suite on one end of the home, kids' bedrooms on the other). If the proverbial bump in the night were to occur, my first priority would of course be the children. What would be the best method for securing the children, assuming the "bump" would be in between my bedroom and theirs? How would I go about securing the kids? What would be the best tool in order to do so (pistol, rifle, shotgun) if I have to cross through the entire house to get to the kids? Thanks in advance.