The other alternatives I am partial to have shall we say, a tendency to create severe collateral damage.The problem is that I think you watch the news and are scared all too more often. I went through a bloody Balkan war where unarmed old people, women, children, were in deed being killed, raped, burned, and their possessions were taken away and burned by Serbian forces. This was not a rare happening like this one but it was a daily routine for 77 days.
But even I do not go crying in hysteria and panic as much as you do. When you cry out like that in fear you make it sound like there is such a Balkan war going on in USA. These two thugs choose to attack what they may perceive a "weak" house with only two adolescents living there. It is not like families with adults in them are being systematically targeted from thugs who now have advanced to using home invasions, is it?
You are overgeneralizing from a single case and call me apathetic and that I do not care about these adolescents. That is a groundless presumption. I told you to calm down from panicking like in a manner someone close to you would do by slapping you back into your senses (the technique though vulgar works). Not that I do not care about these adolescents.
So my comments are not about the gun issue that it seems never to get old in USA. It is about you trying to influence everyone here to panic and get them to have guns with your emotional appeals to fear. They should not work to people who use reason for they should be able to see various flaws of overgeneralisation based on single case used as a flawed analogy.
That this case may somehow be applied to all other people in USA requires statistical data.
Whether other people in USA have only and only one solution from threat (apart from buying guns) if they want to be saved from a certain harm - and that of course is to buy guns, is also flawed for one can think of many alternatives to protect oneself.