Those are all excellent questions that hopefully we will never have to learn an answer to because having an armed populace will deter them from ever even trying. That is one of the main reasons to keep the second amendment intact as is. Just the same, if a criminal wants to perpetrate a home invasion and take a family hostage in the process doing all kinds of terrible things to the members of that family, do you think it might act as a deterrent to that criminal knowing there's a fine chance they could be filled full.of lead? I do think so. It's the same train of thought.