Originally Posted by FreakyBig
Someone who is willing to break into your home while you are there to snatch your child has watched and planned things out, its not a random act. Leaving them alive only leaves the chance of things being repeated (only better planned). That's not a chance I'd be willing to take.
However, taking a shot at someone holding a child would only be worth the risk if they were about to enter a vehicle, an absolute last resort.
The next time you wear out a pair of sneakers take them to the range and set one out at 20 feet and take a shot with 00 Buck.
Now count the holes.
You can take the shot at a moving target and shoot his feet out from under him without worrying about hitting a kid in his arms at least 24 or more inches above that perverts feet.