I've never owned a gun, and know next to nothing about them. I live in California, so there are stricter gun laws here. I guess I need advice on a few matters:
1) Would a shotgun be best for me for home defense?
2) Any recommendations on make/model?
3) This is my thorniest issue: I have a 6 month old granddaughter who is at my home almost daily. Down the road I worry about her safety. This is probably a dumb question, but if I put the gun under lock and key or store it separate from the ammunition, what good is it if I need to use it in a hurry?
All advice greatly appreciated!