Waking up its my .357 loaded with 38's and my flashlight, both by my bedside. When I get on my feet I trade guns for a Mossberg 500C or a Winchester 1200, both loaded and by my bedroom door, Don't matter which one I grab. I'm old, don't sleep as sound as I used to and wake up easily.
I could always grab a bowie knife, bo, machete, sword, crossbow or nunchaku also in my room but I prefer the gun and flash light, I'm to old for all that physical exercise.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.