I needed to vote yes for all but the last question. I have a couple dedicated house handguns, as well as a long gun, stashed in quick access containers in different parts of the house. But I also put my carry gun right by the bed with my cell and my surefire flashlight when I hit the rack.
I keep a Glock 23 for the House Gun, loaded with Federal Hydra Shoks next to a Surefire Flashlight and my cellphone at night.
I also have a Mossberg 500 loaded with Dove Loads for a primary defense weapon. I keep the rifles unloaded, but with Magazines filled at the ready in case my orbits carry me outside of my immediate domicile.
Hard to answer as I agree with ELB and legacy. I have upstairs house-guns and downstairs house-guns. I carry different ones for different situations, and when not in-holster or pocket...it's a house-gun. My non-carry "shooters" function as my office-guns.
Sorry for the "non-answer"!
I have to give a "non-answer" as well. I voted "one gun" but that's not entirely true. When I'm here at Ria's (where my computer is now) I only have the Taurus 92 I carry. However, if I were to make it into a dedicated home defense weapon, it would get a 6" barrel, 20rnd magazine, night sights, and maybe a light of some sort (pros and cons here abound, but that's another thread). It's what she allows over here. She's not anti-gun but not used to them.
At home I keep a combat-rigged Mossberg 500a w/ a 7rnd mag. But the Taurus is in reach as well.
I would say my Taurus is primary backed up by whatever other weaponry I have at my disposal, whether it be shotgun, .22 rifle, or non-firearm weapon.
My bedside table gun is a Ruger stainless Speed Six 3" .38 loaded with Federal 147 +P+ Hydra Shoks. There is another gun stashed in the bathroom, another in my office, and one in the kitchen. There's also a 12 bore by the front door loaded with non lethal 00 rubber buckshot and a .22 Ruger carbine. On a rack above the door is a Winchester M94 16" .357 Magnum.
BHP pistol, 870 long gun. Trouble is, I've grown fond of the Browning and don't want it confiscated as "evidence" and would like to replace it with a Glock 17. Something I feel I could rely upon equally as well with zero emotional attachment.
It's on the "to do" list, but at the bottom. Too many kids.
I live in an urban apartment.
Nightstand: cell phone
Closet/safe at foot of the bed:
Remington 870 12-gauge, "cruiser ready," e.g. empty chamber, tube-mag loaded with Federal #1 buck. + flashlight
Glock 19 loaded with Federal 135gr. JHP