Just for the record…I have dogs because I breed them...so its no extra work. I have cameras set up because I have a business (boarding kennel) so it was in my own best interest(insurance purposes) to have them. I have firearms because I grew up in a house with firearms. Ive been shooting since I was 8yrs old....so having weapons is well 'normal'. Its my main hobby.
Do I feel safe in my own home. Absolutely. My setup is very safe and secure. Am I paranoid. Nope. I have multiple layers of defense so what do I have to be paranoid and worry about? Its not like I live in a bad neighborhood where the probability of something bad happening is high.
Actually this brings up a very good point. A lot of peeps are confusing probability and possibility. E.G. The probability of winning the lotto is very low…but the possibility is not zero (someone almost always wins...and sometimes multiple peeps win).
The same holds true of long term threat analysis. The chances of something bad happening to you are very...very low here in North America. But they are not zero. Bad things can, will and does happen to good people. Should you feel safe here in Canada. YES. Should you not be aware of your surroundings, know how to defend yourself and your family just because you won the birth lottery and was born in Canada? Hell no. You have home insurance for fire and theft, you should have home insurance for evil people.
Does that mean having a dusty gun in the corner of safe that you never use JUST for 'insurance'. No . Learn to shoot (its a great hobby). Then learn practical defensive shooting not just benchrest (eg IDPA or IPSC). Learn unarmed self defense (for me it was Judo). Being responsible for your own and your families safety is what it truly means to be an adult....we just have too many children running the mainstream media right now and that simple, historical truth is being lost.