When I was in Middle School I got into a fight (was provoked) and my father heard about it from my sister and asked me "Did you win?" I proudly said "Yes."
He told me "There are no winners in fights, only loosers. The one that looses less we call a winner, but that's a lie."
I am firmly committed to avoidance whenever possible, deterence when avoidance is no longer possible and defense when the others are no longer possible. The last resort is to be a victim and no an option for me.
The question above is what would you do if someone armed attacked in your own home? It had noting to do with Zimmerman or Fish
Experience is a very bad teacher because it first gives you the test and then teaches you the lesson.