Some say you need an AR or an AK for home defense, I would differ on that, both weapons fire a high velocity round that can penatrate the walls of your home, and have the potential of killing someone sleeping in an adjoining bedroom. I keep a 12 Gauge shotgun loaded with #4 Buckshot. This fires a bunch of round balls about the same size as the 32 ACP round that will indeed kill anyone who is in the way of your shot, however it will not kill your kids in the next room. Just my opinion, I still think I should be able to keep my AR-15 if I want, they make a great gun for shooting pests and defending your home from an outside attack. They also make a great weapon for today's minute men.