They live next to a bad neighborhood, but not in a bad neighborhood. They had a break-in down the street less than a year ago. They have a dog (my dog) but she is a wuss and gets scared when I come to the door sometimes. I want to buy them a pump 870 just in case. I talked to both of them and they said Mom - "I'm afraid your dad would get angry and shoot me" Dad - "I'm afraid your mom would get angry and shoot me" Comforting, I know... Anyway, you think that giving them a shotgun for HD is a wise decision or not? I would sleep easier at night knowing that if someone kicked their door down, "we have the nicest house in the neighborhood" they would at least me able to barricade themselves and my little sister in a room and have it aimed at the door. If you read this, thank you for your time.