Haven't been around the boards for a long time - forgive me if this is supposed to go somewhere else (in some ways it should go in all the self-defense topics).
For most of us, THIS is the enemy - a home grown criminal. There will be no negotiating, there will be no reasoning - there will be death or disfigurement - yours or his. Read this. Read it again. Hear what he is telling you - no mercy.
Bansley did allude to a "confession" that Komisarjevsky had later made in the incident. While it was not yet entered into testimony on this trial's first day, during Hayes' trial, a court clerk read from writings of Komisarjevsky, in which he described the incident in a 40-page letter that he wrote to author Brian McDonald in 2008.
"All were compliant," he wrote. "This time I took a risk, pulled the trigger, and the chamber was loaded. ... The Petit family passed through their fears and into terror.
"... It was captivating, validating that this pain in me was real. ... I was looking right at my personal demon, reflected back in their eyes. ... Hayley is a fighter; she tried time and time again to free herself. ... Mr. Petit is a coward; he ran away when he thought his life was threatened, and ran away to leave his wife and children to madmen. ... I was cheated of my retribution, and so was Steve. ... I am what I am; I make no excuses. ... I'm a criminal with a criminal mind."
Never forget this, and never let yourself think there's an alternative course of action once one of these shit-stains is in your home - fight like there's no tomorrow, because there won't be for one of you.