A question for discussion - pretend for just one second that you are (stupidly) a nighttime burglar, and have elected to burgle an inhabited dwelling while the occupants are asleep. Would you or would you not check the nightstand for a firearm?
NO ! If I did such a thing, . . . it would only be after I had figured out that what I want is where I can get it, . . . and I would not be dumb enough to go into the bedroom.
You can get shot right real good and dead doing stupid stuff like that.
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