by justginger » Jun 17, 2014 Re: Home Invasion Suspects Aim Gun at Child-Father Grabs Sho I genuinely don't know what I would do in the general question. I would likely research the hell out of places that have the lowest incidences of gun violence and up camp to move there. I would not be comfortable using a firearm, nor would I want to run the statistical risk of having one in my house (see percentages of accidental child shootings). In the specific question, what would I do in THAT situation, I'd give them whatever it was they were 'targeting' (pills?) and shut the heck up. Statistically there are more robberies and burglaries than murders, so yes, I would hope for the best. I think the risks of my child accidentally harming themselves or a friend with a gun are higher than being in the above scenario. It's all cost-benefit analysis for me, and I am thankful it is not a calculation I have to do. What stands out to me is not the acceptance of something bad befalling you unarmed, but the acceptance that this situation were to arise in the first place. Clearly something needs to be done about criminal behaviour (stronger penalties? I don't know) to get things back on track. No PSer should be actively concerned that someone is going to break into their house and hold a gun to an infant's head. It is absurd this is how far it's gone, that this is the accepted reality.