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.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...