I'm one of the guys that has a loaded gun in almost every room. I know Jack said on his 3 August podcast that this method leaves me vulnerable to someone kicking in my door and shooting me in 1.5 seconds. I'm not here to disagree with him, just want to make it clear that all homes and home defense plans are not created equally.
I am not against someone carrying while at home, America still allows us to make that decision for ourselves, I just cannot find fault with someone who doesn't. NONE of my doors or windows can be breached in 1.5 seconds without explosives, thermal, ballistics, or a complex mechanical device. If they come at me with those, then they likely have a whole lot more capability and even a Desert Eagle .50 held at the low-ready probably wouldn't be enough to successfully defend myself.
Most doors are much tougher than Hollywood shows them to be. I've participated in scores of forced entry breaches through military counterterrorism ops and SWAT work. It just isn't that easy to gain entry on a properly installed and locked door. I remember us beating on an old shotgun crackhouse in the projects for three minutes with one and two man rams, halligans, and a sledge with no success. Finally we attached a grappling hook to the barred window and tied it to the Peacekeeper and had the driver jerk the bars off the frame.
My home is also my fortress. I have cameras, outdoor dogs, motion sensors, clear fields of fire, etc. If you do manage to reach my door unseen, I've spent the extra money getting my doors reinforced and making sure my locks were the very best for my needs. I'm trained in locksmithing and study every door I see. Many, locks/dead bolts/latches/strike plates are improperly installed. Even when done by a qualified locksmith. For instance, over half the catches I see on exterior home doors are placed so the entire auxiliary deadlatch is inside the strike plate recess, instead of being pushed inside the lock by the edge of the strikeplate and therefore activating the deadlocking feature that almost every front door has.
There is no national standard for locksmithing. in many states you can open a locksmithing business with no special licensing requirements or certifications. It is eye opening to see what some of these bozos actually don't know.
If your house doesn't have strong physical barriers and/or you habitually don't lock your doors/windows, then you should consider carrying. If you just feel better being armed 24/7, then do so. I think it's great. I don't and do not feel our family safety is compromised.
I asked 6 guys I work with today if they carry while at home inside their respective homes. Two are retired CAG (Delta Force), one retired SEAL, two former Rangers, and a former Force Recon Marine. None carry while at home and these guys are veterans of operations you read about. Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipients. I trust their judgment.
If I'm running in and out of the house doing stuff and running errands, I stay armed. If I'm home, and I've changed to a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, I'm not packing. I cannot possibly feel as physically comfortable with a gun attached to me somewhere as I do when I don't have one. Maybe it just gets old having one strapped to me all the time after all these years (29) that I've been carrying. I know where every gun is and I know how to use it. Everyone 14 and older in my home knows how to use them too.
Anyway, YMMV. If you have doubts, then you should carry 24/7. No one is wrong here, just have different opinions.