In this current Pit thread, many people are guffawing at what seems to be the absurdity of password-protecting your ammunition (pointing out that there could be a rather undesirable delay in using such a system to defend yourself in a life or death situation).
My question (and I think it’s gotta factual answer, so I’ve put it in GQ) is to ask whether the liability of password-protected ammo as pointed out in the Pit thread, isn’t the same for (what I was told should be) the standard way to store your weapon - locked away, unloaded, and with the ammunition stored in a different location.
IOW, if an intruder confronts you, or breaks in to your home, how does having an unloaded weapn, locked away, and in a different place from your ammunition, confer protection? Won’t it take such a long time getting everything together (and all the longer, and more difficult, if it’s dark), that your friendly intruder would be on you by the time you’ve loaded your gun?
(I’m from Canada, so please forgive my ignorance and naïveté about such things - but I’d get a gun in a minute if I were able to )