Today, around 5 pm I learned I need to have my handgun easier to get to. I was on the phone and the tv was on, when I heard a noise that at first sounded like something fell. Ended the call and went to check on the noise, thinking I would see what I thought was something that fell. As I stepped into the living room, I heard the same noise. It was like somebody was jerking on the storm door. I immediately grabbed the landline phone & gun & dialed 911. It took me about 1.5 mins to get the gun and about 15 mins for the police to get here. I was alone & there was no car here. I flipped the porch light on to let it be known that someone was in the house.
My gun has found a new (and much closer) spot to reside.