Crime skyrocketed in Oregon the last few years. So many instances of burglary/home invasion and even some instances of violent crime that I never saw happen in the previous two decades. Homeless criminals roving around in the suburbs. So it's mainly to defend the home. Better to have a gun and not need it and all that. However since picking up the first one I've gotten way more into the hobby, learning about the laws, different kinds of guns, proper safety, etc. I'd like to put more range time in though, that's for sure. Hopefully they (already have?) lightened up the distance/occupancy restrictions. It's been a while.