posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 10:08 PM
I would hope that the homeowner (or lessee, renter) would use critical discretion in the deciscion to kill a burglar, however I also believe that they
should have the legal right to kill the burglar.
As said very well by Saidin, [paraphrased], it's not an unreasonable assumption that a person who has broken into your house for the purpose of theft
would be unwilling to harm or kill you to escape prosecution.
I have been in this situation, once in my life. The burglar did not die, but was prosecuted. I could have easily killed him. It was alegal and
personal ordeal, and I wished I'd have just let him go -- he did very little time, and I was looking over my shoulder for quite a while after that.
Do I think I should have shot him? Nope. In truth, after he threatened me in court, I probably should have hunted him down.
I'm glad it turned out the way it did. Maybe he's a happy daddy.