I would l Iike to think that I could protect my home and family , but if you have seen the sheer numbers that these crowds produce is crazy. I don't care how many guns you have or your neighbors have, when surrounded by 3,000 angry people theres only so many you could take out before your overtaken. Not sure of the amount of protesters that attend upstate, but here in Brooklyn and NYC the protests have had 3k + strong attendees. As tuff as you think you are standing out on your porch with guns in plain sight, i dont think theres much you can do against a crowd that big and I'm sure a good # of them are also packing heat. Myself, I will be inside with guns loaded and dogs at the ready.