Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
Shouldn't matter. The argument has been made that if everyone had a gun crime would go down because burglars will avoid homes where they know someone has a gun. So, publishing the fact that you have a gun would be a good thing because burglars would avoid your home and knock over your neighbors house next door as they know that guy doesn't have a gun.
Depending on what that individual was planning on doing. If they chose to break into a home knowing full well the owner was home and owned a firearm. They're either extremely brazen, stupid, or plan on the chance they may need to use a firearm of their own.
If they know the owner isn't home and know a gun/guns are inside that most definitely makes them a target for those looking to obtain a firearm illegally. This happened in my own neighborhood a few years back actually.