Get a description, stay calm, dont make sudden movements, call the cops later..
Throw herself at the gunman and fight for her loved ones, because not doing so would be cowardice.
I am not a woman, but judging from my gut reaction I would do whatever it takes to stop him if my kids were in danger. Its a lot worse than the other poll question where he would rape your wife. Him raping them is almost like killing them, and in fact they may die from being raped. Hence, if I had any possibilities I would grab something to stop him with, such as a baseball bat.
This is kind of thing I can't entirely get behind.Some individuals seem to think the most logical course of action is to let the criminal do whatever he wishes to said loved ones, as long as what the criminal wishes to do is to someone else rather than him.
While everyone here is preening around -- men and women both -- about how they'd do this, or they'd do that, here's the reality: most of you probably wouldn't.
And here's another reality: that isn't necessarily the wrong decision.
We're talking about a situation that's very close to "certain death" if you try to do anything.
Here's the thing. If the guy kills you (which he almost certainly will), what the hell are you gonna do to stop him from harming your family?
Not only would you die completely in vain, but now your spouse has lost a partner and/or your children a parent.
Great job. But at least you went out with comically gigantic balls, eh?
If someone has the means of doing something, and they feel able to make a play for it, and they're willing to take the risk on just making everything worse, good--no, GREAT for them. I wish everyone was in that situation.
But the cold, hard truth is that most people aren't. When someone is holding a gun to your head, there are a very limited number of ways you can improve the situation, and in any given circumstance, you probably don't have access to any of them at that moment.
The best thing you can do is get some defense training (a gun by itself won't help if he sees you make a move) and just hope you never wind up in that situation.
What would I do? What would I expect a man to do?
The answer's the same: depends on the situation.
But in the majority of situations? Someone literally holding a gun to the other's head?
I would expect either him or myself to sit the **** down and not get themselves killed trying to pretend they're Superman.
Just being real.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 04-12-13 at 06:01 AM.
It's easy to huff and puff about what you would do, but when it comes down to it, you don't know until it's happening.
Fear for the safety of loved ones, truly loved ones, will drive any person male or female, to defend even to the point of disregard for their own safety.
Rational, logical thinking doesn't neccessarily come into play, it is an instinct ingrained into the fiber of our beings.
It has become dulled through the years for many people, relying on others to provide the protection, or disconnecting from their purpose of protecting the family unit. Letting it happen to others as long as it's not happening to them.
How sad our society has become when we rely on others to do what we ourselves should be doing.
Building block or stumbling block.... choose.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
There is a loaded pistol on top of the book shelf. There is a loaded 12 gauge in the closet. There is a machete next to the wood stove. Pick a method. In my reality attempted rape is a capital offense.