I went to a local gun shop and asked the owner for his opinion. For a first gun does he like a handgun or a shotgun? I was leaning towards a shotgun, but I was surprised when he suggested an AR-15. His reasons? It’s relatively easy to aim with some accuracy and would cause less collateral damage to people or property nearby. He was not overly concerned about a stray AR-15 bullet going into a neighbor’s house but I live in a close-packed subdivision with the homes about 10 feet apart on the sides and with small front and backyards. He also cited the AR-15”s intimidation factor like the example of the St. Louis couple that held off the BLM mob in front of their home. So what would you all buy for your first home defense gun?