Originally Posted by Moonshine
Maybe I'm off base here but I'd think you'd be much more likely to need a shotgun in Oakland than on a farm. Last I checked men in ski masks illegally armed with handguns don't often rob farm houses...
Without a doubt, the bad guys know that 1) there will be several big dogs, 2) 1 or more people on the property will be armed, and 3) the neighbors along several miles of country roads will have noticed their out-of-place vehicle.
Bad guys don't like bad odds.
Hence, our position.