I thought this article was interesting. CNN article The story could have ended in the first paragraph. If the now-single mother had armed herself, instead of waiting for 911 to arrive, there would BE no story... My wife knows how to use our firearms at home for a case just like this. Not an angry ex- (neither of us have ex-s), but any intruder looking to knock down the door. In that case, the police come for cleanup. Or...that's the plan at least.