Originally posted by Divinorumus
Originally posted by jd140
Someone threatens my family with violence I will shoot them right between the eyes and not lose any sleep over it.
Same here, but never the less I would try to avoid such a confrontation if at all possible. The bad thing about all this is, if the SHTF, I don't think any of us, no matter how armed we are, would be able to fend off an attacking gang.
If and when the SHTF, there won't be individuals roaming around looking to take your wife and your food, there will be gangs of them. And, it's unlikely they will come up and ring your door bell. More likely, they will attack from the front, back, and sides of your home. You'll be overwhelmed. And, in the event you have someone able to cover every angle, what will you do when they toss a molotov cocktail at your house and set it ablaze? They will slaughter you as you come running out of your home.
The best bet is to simply bugout to some isolated well hidden location, in the middle of some vast forest, or out in the middle of some field where you have a 360 degree view. Or an island in the middle of a lake. Or at the top of some mountain.
When the SHTF, those holding up in their homes will be like sitting ducks waiting for a house call!
Originally posted by preparanoid
Off topic here:
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Where are your thoughts now on shooting to kill? (If you want to share that..) Just curious.
Originally posted by apacheman
"trust your instincts"...I'd rather trust my training. Until your training reaches instinctual levels, your instincts will get you killed.
Originally posted by Snooze
I don't think it will get that bad. While my husband and kids could "shoot to kill" I'll stick with my industrial-sized super powered bear spray. But, if it does happen to get bad, you could always pull a "Home Alone" and booby-trap your home and grounds.
Originally posted by Hazelnut
Considering the worst could happen at any moment, I'm struggling with a personal dilemna. I don't want to shoot to kill, ever! But what if the time comes, the point of no return, and I'm not prepared to defend my family and home? I can't decide which scenario is worse. Having a weapon at my fingertips capable of taking another life or not having one.
I would like to hear from all sides of this issue. Only with enough good information will I be able to decide what I should do.
I was trained to use an M-16 in Basic Training, I fired a shotgun once and held a pistol once. I'm great at darts and archery. My only weapons for self-defense is an aluminum baseball bat and kitchen knives. (Assorted garden tools and cast-iron cooking pots too.)
If everything goes south, it will happen suddenly. If I haven't decided before then, I'm totally out of luck. This is a hard choice to make. I don't want to take another life! I just don't want to do it...but what if I have to? I don't know which is worse.
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