This has been quite a thread. It all boils down to rock-solid proof that I have been right all along (I love saying that whenever I can). If you live in the woods you will never have to worry about the gangs....they are afraid of the skeeters.
As for the subject of the thread, I hope none of us have to experience that type of situation...there is no way to win with any certainty.
Vote Libertarian or QUIT COMPLAINING!