If he was armed would they still be alive? This is a slightly older story. I was just reminded of this story because my sister in-law called and want to know if she should get a gun for protection since she moved to a new place. There're a few things that went wrong in the above story: - According to an interview, the father asked the grandfather, a retired cop, for a weapon but the grandfather told him to rely on the sherif department. Apparently he thinks civilians shouldn't own guns or rely on themselves for protection. - The couple apparently feared the suspect and tried to get a court-ordered injunction to keep him away from their family. However, a judge denied the request and now he's going to have to live with his mistakes. Poor girl had to witness the bloodied bodies of her parents. That's why I believe everyone should be armed to the teeth. At least I'd die fighting. Suppose the guy broke the door and woke the parents and if the father had a gun would they still be alive?