Scenario: You’re in your own home with your wife and newborn baby. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife kicks in the door, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a 45 and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?
Whats a 45? Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the baby? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation?
Does the Gun have appropriate safety built into it? Why do I have a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
Should I call 9-1-1? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.
This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click….(sounds of reloading).
Wife: “Nice grouping, Honey! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips??