I live in a questionable neighborhood. I sometimes have to re-key the deadbolt on my garage door, because someone gets into the backyard at night and tries to jimmy the lock. I have had dents in the big door, from someone trying to gain access that way. And yet, I do need to store some gear out there. All gear is under tarps, with junky looking stuff piled up on it, so no one SHOULD know its there. There are bars in the windows, except for the one that's completely boarded up. Deadbolts and tarps, and sometimes my German Shepherd is prowling out that way. You never know when that might be. I have a lot more gear in the house. You would do fairly well there, if you get past the dog, assuming I'm not home. I'll protect my stuff with a 12 gauge in the home, not because my stuff is worth a human life, (it's NOT,) but because if you're in there to commit crimes, you are a threat to MY LIFE, and since I live there, my life is worth MORE than your life, strictly ON THE PREMISES, and not out in the world. (although it's still worth more to ME) I have insurance on all the gear I own, so yeah, I'm not bringing the 12 gauge to the bars, and I'm not a conceal/carry guy, as far as you know. I would never shoot a fleeing thief, or point a gun at someone to get them to obey me. This is all just random observations about myself, and not an attempt to engage any of the various posters who have commented on similar things.