"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
And as such in this case, intimating that they have a weapon in which to carry out their threat to kill you.
So stop with the dishonesty.
How about you stop those young men from acting this way, and you would not have to worry about them getting shot in the first place.
"The law is reason, free from passion."