Today I am going to go get fingerprinted so that I can get my license here in Indiana. The reason I am doing this is because several weeks ago, one of my neighbors sort-of forced his way into our house. He knocked on the screen door, and when I didn't answer he opened the screen door and POUNDED on the cheap aluminum front door which then popped open, and he came inside. (He is a drug addict and knew that I had some pain meds in the house.) When he did this, instinct took over and I immediately rushed towards him, screaming at him to get out. He left and everything was fine. But I have a feeling that if my instinct had gone the other way and I had run away from him that there would have been a whole different outcome. His instinct might have been to chase me. Does that make sense? So all I keep thinking is that I need to be able to protect myself and my family. But here's the question....... I want to get a gun that is strong enough to STOP an intruder, but not strong enough to KILL somebody unless I aim for a kill shot. I know a 22 won't stop a squirrel......but how about a 9 mil? I know there are theories out there like "don't ever pull a gun unless you're ready to kill somebody".......and I believe that I COULD kill someone if I had to.....I just would rather not. Know what I mean? NO ONE in my family has guns. I mean NO ONE. So I don't have anyone to talk to about this. Somebody help?