I agree, especially as you rack a load into the chamber. That'll tell anyone inside to get out, ASAP.
I have a wife who was very anti-gun initially. Not quite as bad as xo, but pretty out there. She's done a nearly 180 as she began to educate herself about gun safety, and the facts involved with lives saved using a gun vs those taken. And that I've always strived to keep safety the most important feature of gun ownership. That said, she's still not to keen on having a loaded weapon near us, much less a shotgun. But she's ok with my pistol. So that stays within a whisker's reach, while I have another pistol I can use for CCW use. I have a nice pump action 30-30, which could make for a nice shotgun-like sound, and can be used for home defense. However it's better suited for outdoor sport shooting, with its scope & long range firepower. I'm having 2nd thoughts now of having sold my sks with scope several years ago now, before Obama