>>>>He would be proud to go to jail for it too.
I think the same. Hurt one of mine and I'll have no hesitation to do the time. A parent has to defend his children, its part of the job.
Part of defense is deterrence. A cop who I respect very much once told me, "If a guy knows, really knows that if he hurts one of my kids, I'm going to blow his head off, then odds are that he won't take that chance."