this is the most ignorant question i have ever heard. get rid of your weapons now. put up a sign that says open house and move out.
your in it to win it or your gonna get screwed. if he couldn't stomach killing to protect his family what the hell does he have one for. a blank for home defence. im sorry but why would you even consider. hell im all for step loading a shot gun but you dont want your first shot to be a blank. it will probably hut you just before you get killed you wish you had a real bullet in your starter pistol.
im with you and dont think this is an intelligent move. it is bad enough to have to reload in a gun fight. but to have to cause some pcp runnin junkie figured out he really is superman cause your friend shot him several times and he didnt die. now you have to reload under stress which is bad enough.