Maybe I'm being paranoid, but between Ferguson, Amnesty for Illegals and I-594, I can't shake the feeling that we have a sh*t-storm about to break on us. Anyway, in light of this I'm starting to seriously consider pulling a chunk out of my nest-egg that I was teeing up to invest and divert it into a Home Defense rifle/carbine/shotgun, with spare mags and training ammo. Budget is $1500 dead max, in Puget Sound prices. I generally can't use most rifle stocks due to some body-shape issues, so something not highly dependent on a "shoulder pocket" to resist recoil would help. (AK--mind you, not the semi-only civvie toys but this was a Class 2 FFL friend's real-deal Rock-and-Roll version--and 12-gauge alike wrecked my shoulder for a few weeks each, and firing his Thompson the butt was down in my armpit, still yielding pretty good accuracy by tommy-gun standards*.) Personal preference is something like an M1 Carbine, but I am open to AR-platforms. *Usually minute of milk-jug, for that session. Anyone out there in the Puget Sound area have any advice here? Am I just being skittish, or who should I call and what should I ask for and expect to pay? Mags and ammo I can of course order online for building up after the initial start if it turns out to be "making mountain of molehill," but priority is on getting to Effective Means to Repel Home Invasion ASAP. Thanks in advance, guys (and the few gals)!