In many if not most families, the gun guy is charged with armed self-defense for the whole brood. Hello? What if the man in the house is out of the house? Also, who do you think the bad guys are going to target first? Any good home defense plan includes all family members. Children you deem responsible should know the location of your home defense gun and how to use it. As I’m a great believer in expert training, I asked the rabbi to give Sarah a quick course on how to shoot our Benelli M2 Tactical. She wasn’t put off by the recoil. In fact, she found the experience strangely satisfying. Remember: the most important factor for gun safety—and family safety—lies between the ears.