Exactly! Even more to the point, a double barrel shotgun is ideal. In the elevated adrenaline state, you want something that is stupid simple...point and shoot...and no worry about a safety, chambering a shell, etc.I was also advised by my father, a combat veteran and former cop, the best weapon for home defense is a 12 gauge shotgun. High powered pistol and rifle rounds can easily go through walls and strike friendlies. Additionally, in the moment, adrenaline, surprise, poor lighting and fast moving events favor a shotgun's spread versus the accuracy needed to aim a pistol or rifle.
Well written laws take care of that too. North Dakota law not only gives you the right to use lethal force to protect your home and property, but also gives you immunity from civil suits in court.I wonder if the same Sherrif will pay for your attorney when you are sued in Civil Court.