Straightforward ethical question I've been thinking a lot about lately. I don't ever want to have to kill anyone in my lifetime - I strongly believe that only loving and respecting one another has the power to dispel fear and violence already present in the world. But, I can't help but think that if I end up living through volatile times - say a societal or economic collapse, revolution, marshall law, terrorist attacks, what have you - what would I do if my life or the lives of my family members were threatened? It's a tough question. Personally, I think I would only ever kill a man or woman who would kill myself or my parents or brother immediately if I didn't kill them instead. And I think I'd regret for the rest of my life that I found myself in a situation where it actually came to that. Anyway, what's your view on the matter?