So just last week my friend got kidnapped and robbed at a local Wal-Mart for $11, ELEVEN %^&*#[email protected] DOLLARS, and hes only 17. Ive heard about bad things going on in this city but this is just not right, hes fine and all but hes still really shaken up. Ive also had a few city officials (cops at my gym, animal control, etc.) say that in my neighbor hood, which is accually a nice little place to live and ALOT of kids live real close to me, but Ive heard there might be like an un-ghetto drug dealer (if there is such a thing) living somewhere in the area. That being said I need some advice, Ive got a Mossberg 500 12. ga, matte black with camo stock and slide, its got a 24" turkey barrel and holds like 6 rounds. My questions is keep it loaded and ready to roll or keep the gun lock on it with ammo near by? Any and all advice would help, I dont want an open ivitation for a criminal to say break in the house when no one is there and I have a locked and loaded shotgun sitting there. Ive also got a Colt .22 magnum revolver, not much but better than swinging a cut down shovel handle. Thanks to all in the basement who reply.