Option 1: Legally- Well... we call 911 and wait... so we basically stick our thumb up our @$$ and wait to be robbed, murdered, etc..
Option 2: Realistically- If I am with my family and their lives were threatened, I would use any and all means to stop that threat. I have legally stored firearms (all types) within close proximity to all areas of my home. Bottom line is that the criminal is in for one hell of a day. After the smoke clears, I will be charged and will face trial to try and convince a bias judge that I had to do it. I will probably go to jail but knowing I saved my family, it will be worth it.
I live in Qc and I have a camp with my father and we has already been stolen and we a contacted de policy(911) for imformartion about : What I can do if '' je me fais voler'' steal.He said you can just keep him until the police without hurting him. If him shine a weapon you can pounce on him for YOUR SELF DEFENSE. But no kill him. i hope i help you Sorry for my english I'm a beginner.
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...