Realizing that a lot of people say a lot of crazy things when they are angry, depressed, or going through life's turmoils, do you take people seriously when they make threats? If someone says they are going to harm you, do you believe them? What about if they say that they are going to harm themselves? Or someone else?
Often times, there are warnings and false alarms before someone actually goes off and commits the ultimate sin. Are we being responsible people if we do not take action at such times?
Has anyone ever threatened you? What did you do? As for me, I take people at their word and do not put anything past anybody. Normal people do not say certain things so if someone says something crazy to me, I am going to believe them and act accordingly.