In the age of information...Your ignorance is still a morons best choice.<quoted text>
Shotguns are not "scatter guns" imbecile. A proper shotgun has a choked barrel that keeps the shot in a tight pattern up to a certain range. If you're using bird shot it will put an intruder out of action and any stray shots won't penetrate a nearby wall and kill someone else unlike a high powered rifle or pistol bullet.
You're an idiot!
1. scattergun - firearm that is a double-barreled shotgun