Re: RE: Home invasions.Apr 20th, 2006
Quote: Originally Posted by DorymanAbsolutely, one would do anything to protect ones children. But becoming aggressive may the worst thing for that. You dont want to get your children involved in crossfire, or taken as hostages. Best idea might be a house alarm that alerts you of an intruder, so hopefully one could round up the kids and move out fast- much as one would have to in a fire. There is no one answer to every criminal situation, but the majority of cases do appear to show that becoming aggressive yourself is likely to increase the aggression of the intruder. Most intruders do not want to get involved in a fight.
Quote: Originally Posted by fuzzylogixI agree that in many situations that is what one should do.. but what about situations where one has a wife or children in the house. To my understanding, under the present canadian laws, If I am confronted with a violent criminal in my living room, and the closest escape route is the window next to me, I am legally obligated to jump out that window. IF my children are in the next room, I am still supposed to jump out that window. Anything else is illegal and could be construed as assault, antagonizing the criminal, etc.
Personally I have nothing in my home that is worth more than "moi". If anyone was to enter my home, I would get the hell out. .
But that is simply not an option for any rational human. Anyone would become violent in order to protect their family from invading criminals, and the law should understand that.
And if you have a gun in the house with kids, what do you do with it? The statistics on accidental gun injuries and fatalities of kids is shocking. And sadly, having a gun in the house increases the risk of a successful suicide attempt in a teenager who is depressed.