Porches are dangerous places. If you have a porch, I recommend that you stay off of it, and if you must sit out there, I recommend a bullet-proof vest. I know, I know - it looks cozy and inviting out there, in the warm summer air, but this is deceptive.
How do I know that porches are dangerous? Trauma call - it's a very educational experience. Eighty percent of the gunshot victims we see in the operating room start their tale with, "I was sitting on my porch..." So, it is reasonable to conclude that since eighty percent of operable gunshot wounds occur on the porch, you should avoid yours at all costs. Don't say I didn't warn you!