If one is on certain prescription drugs, has certain mental diseases or psychological issues, then the answer to the question of whether such a person should keep a loaded firearm ready to go right next to their bedside is a resounding no. This is not a matter of "personal choice" or "what works best for me" but one of common sense and safety. Such a person is far more likely to be more dangerous to themselves or their loved ones then to an intruder. At the very least, keep the chamber(s) cleared and/or the mag disconnected.
One needs to recognize their situation, swallow their pride and take the necessary measures to protect themselves and those around them. If one is unable or unwilling to do so, they should not have any firearms.
Last edited by Chris9472; July 7, 2013 at 01:50 PM.