Originally Posted by manta
That would just be stupid, if you were not armed you do whatever you need to stop the attack using what force you needed you would then ring the police. It has happened here the attacker was stabbed killing him no charges were brought.
People who commit B&E and random acts of violence against others usually have more experience than the victim. They can act quickly without thought. Maybe the guy, or grandma, or the single mom has a firearm because that is all they could do in a self defense situation.