although some of the "practice" around here scares me. Often times there are people shooting at things in trees, the old cans on a post type targets, etc. without enough consideration of where the bullet may end up. And as mentioned before I've seem more than once a little fun shooting in the back yard with guns and alcohol, not a good combination anytime anywher.
But even the simple target shooting unhurried and at a old fashion target should at least improve the shooter's control over where the bullet goes. And being use to the firing of the gun and how to control it would make it a better self defense.
Problem for some is the cost of ammo to do regular target shooting, or if you don't own an acre of land the cost shooting ranges charge to use them.
The article makes some sense, and if you're that afraid of imminent home invasion, I guess I understand if you have different guns scattered throughout the house, hopefully protected from accidents with small children. Horrible way to live, thinking somone is going to get you, not may, but will.