For most every person in the USA, 98% plus, carrying a gun constantly during one's waking hours at home is considered idiotic.
I completely disagree. How can you call anyone wanting to protect themselves idiotic? Seems pretty intelligent to me. If I ever need a gun I will need it right away and when it is always on me, it is always available.
I would rather my wife have a gun than pepper spray or to put our dogs at risk. A BG that enters my house illegally and wants to do harm needs to be stopped, period. Pepper spray and/or my little dogs will not do it but pieces of metal traveling at a high velocity and impacting some vital organs will.