Shotguns are nice when you're groggy, but you can't handle a flashlight. I go back and forth on this issue, lately I am going with the pistol and maglight as I have housemates again and want to be absolutely sure of my target before I prosecute with deadly force.
Rifle would be my last choice... but I don't own any battle rifles manufactured after 1952.
You can have your churches, I'll keep my guns. Just keep your hands off my paycheck and your eyes out of my backyard.
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