Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you
Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)
Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)
Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders
Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders
Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911
Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape
Freeze like a deer in the headlights
Rush the bad guys barehanded
I’d rush the bad guys barehanded screaming, ‘this is Sparta!’
'The whole universe is going to die!'
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
There are a lot of factors involved. Distance; whether there is a patrol car nearby that isn't already involved in something they can't walk away from; traffic and road conditions; clarity with 911 that something really drastic is happening requiring max urgency. Expecting a police response in less than 3 to 5 minutes is typically unrealistic... and you may not have that long. If 911 doesn't understand the urgency of the situation (and sometimes they fail to), or you live in teh boonies, it may be a lot longer.
I was lucky; I had a couple of chances to potentially save a life. Most of the time, though, cops clean up after someone's already dead.
Last edited by Goshin; 10-14-11 at 05:27 AM.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Get out the strap-on.
Englewood Home Invasion: Homeowner Shot Suspect During A Botched Home Invasion - WGN
This guy was prepared, and he wasn't even the cat with the gun at first.