“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
When you have the ability to defend your family and have them all be part of your home plan to seek cover in one place, etc *if you chose to do so?* Wow.
Sure it takes training and practice and planning. And it doesnt even require a gun if you have other means or preparation. But to just imply you'd 'wait and see' if they were going to kill you all?
Most people play the odds, and most win. I hope your family wins.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
My point was the scenario described in the opening post was a silly one because its so extremely rare for such a thing to happen in the vast majority of neighborhoods. Of course, if a violent home invasion were to occur at my house I would want to be armed. Who wouldn't want to be. Similarly, if God exists and decided to punish the world with another great flood, I would be glad we have a canoe. The latter scenario only slightly less likely than the former.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
I am fairly confident I know what is hard cover better than a home invader. I also am fairly confident I know what will stop the rounds out of my weapon and what won't and that the scumbag intruders don't. And while I am also certain that anyone who breaks into my home is going to be faster and stronger than a 55 year old guy with lots of sports injuries, I doubt there are many mopes who are as fast and accurate with a pistol or a rifle or shotgun then a former world class shooter I once was (and am still close to being in several disciplines)
I am in now way trying to change your mind. You should do what is best for you.
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.'.."