I will say those are all good things to do. But none of those things really provide 'defense' against an armed intruder. They are deterrents. And deterrents are beneficial certainly. But they are not 'defense'.If one is really worried about the chance of someone breaking into their house, do you know what things are more effective than having a gun (which can be and are stolen if someone breaks in when you are not home)? Have a big dog and advertise it (put beware of dog signs up in noticeable locations), and have an alarm system, keep foliage trimmed back and get to know your neighbors. Unless it is a personal vendetta, most thieves strike easy targets. Thieves do not know you have a gun, but they do know you've got a big black dog and a ADT sticker on your windows, which would be a lot of bother.
Remember, self defense is a RIGHT in this country. Armed Self-defense is an INDIVIDUAL right. With all of the protections as any other RIGHT in this country.
That is good, that you have come to realize there maybe some 'need' for these guns. At least I made some small impact on your views. I guess my time here has not been a complete waste.Also, your pig problem posit? If you are actively hunting wild boar (and I know that they are incredibly dangerous animals as well as a nuisance) which is a very specialized instance, I don't see why, with a "I'm hunting boar" permit (that could be free and just requires paperwork), you could not get a larger ammo clip for whatever gun you use. You have shown a NEED for that clip. The average joe schmoe doesn't have that need. I still feel that 10 rounds is typically sufficient, but I could concede a need in that instance.
No one here is advocating completely eliminating guns. The fact that you can't even see why it might be a good thing to regulate them, like everything else is regulated, is kind crazy.
Now realize something. It has nothing to do with NEED. It is a RIGHT.
Remember, 2A is just as much of a right as 1A for an individual.
So tell me. What is the NEED of an author to write fictional horror stories? I will be waiting.....