None, and I'll go far beyond that. I don't respect people who own guns for protective purposes. Certainly not the point I'd ever take their advice on anything. I view the issue as one of the great litmus tests on basic common sense. Seriously, how could anyone need a survey? If a deadly weapon is there 24/7/365, society loses. Pure math.
You've got to shake your head at posts asserting they "talked" to their son, as if that has a fleck of value compared to sheer availability. I guarantee one shooter after another was "talked to" at some point.
Once in Las Vegas I was scheduled to move into an apartment with a friend. First day in the place I went into his room and there was a handgun on his nightstand. I expressed my feelings and moved out before spending a night in the place.
As other have pointed out, intruders are concerned with noise and light. Home alarms systems are effective, along with dogs.
It could not be more meaningless that some people have been saved by owning a gun. Nothing is zero. Nobody is claiming zero. I'm sure there's an example of a bumbling fool who on his first day of owning a gun successfully pulled the trigger with his eyes closed and pointing in the wrong direction. The net benefit is toward fewer guns, not more guns, and it's not a close call.
Honestly I am lucky, I have the resources and at least the necessary amount of intelligence to live in a very safe neighborhood with a great school system for my kids, the chances of me ever needing any of my firearms is close to zero, so again, i'm lucky.
Your post absolutely reeks with the stench of an over privileged jerk that never had any experience in any of the thousands of low income extremely dangerous neighborhoods that are all over the country. Many of these people have guns for very good reason, hell many people in these neighborhoods sleep in their bathtub for fear of catching a stray bullet in one of the everyday drive bye shootings.
Why don't you do some research on Detroit, and the toughest neighborhoods there.
Why don't the people just leave?
I don't know, heck maybe many are not as "intelligent" as you, maybe they have family there, maybe it is all they can afford I don't know.
I'm sure they will all be upset they failed your "litmus test".
The glock 23 in my avatar, a glock 26 and a colt m4/ar-15. Gonna buy a few more ARs since they will become a hot commodity once banned from sale.
The above post is not subject to penalty under the TOS I declare the Hayden Fox defense. " It is impossible for the staff to know my context therefore I cannot be penalized"
Such an ignorant post from somebody who doesn't understand the different circumstances which people have to live with on a daily basis. I don't own a gun, but it would be irresponsible for me to say that there is by and large not a need for one. I can't take you seriously and neither can most people on this forum.