If you have a group of armed men in your home and you open fire, odds are you are going to die no matter how many Van Damme movies you've seen. If you have a family in that home, they are now likely to be killed too.
The smartest, and safest thing to do in the scenario described in the OP where a group of armed men are in your home is to leave with your family. If that doesn't work; hide. If you can't hide, can't escape and are discovered, then as a last resort I can see using force. But turning a robbery into your families murder so you can be macho or some retarded mentality like that is just dumb.
I have no delusions of grandeur but anyone doing, attempting doing harm or theft or in my home is going to find me willing and ready to kill them in defense of my family. Any thing less is unacceptable as a husband and father.
It would be impractical – not to say unethical – to randomly assign volunteers to carry a gun or not and see what happens. So Charles Branas's team at the University of Pennsylvania analysed 677 shootings over two-and-a-half years to discover whether victims were carrying at the time, and compared them to other Philly residents of similar age, sex and ethnicity. The team also accounted for other potentially confounding differences, such as the socioeconomic status of their neighbourhood.
YOU run, YOU turn tail, YOU cower. I wont. Not under any circumstances. You do what you think is best, but your method is unproven.
According to the FBI its 103,000 occurring in the home.
Given that only ~16k people are killed by guns a year, most of them being suicides, how many people do you think failed to protect their family? Take a guess, if its greater than 1000 you're wrong. I'll take those odds, 99% chance of not being at the mercy of an armed criminal.
This 17 year old girl was no Rambo, but she was trained and armed and prepared to fire every round at the criminal in this home invasion.
I read at least a dozen of these stories every day, wanna know what self defense story I've never seen? One where someone wished they didn't have a gun.
A man who cannot protect his family... I'm not sure can be called a man.
Last edited by Lachean; 05-16-14 at 03:18 PM.
Who left the fridge open?