Originally Posted by dabigguns357
Look it's simple,if a b/g breaks in to your house while you are there then it's not a simple robbery,he or they are there to do you harm.Most people that want to steal make sure you aren't home all others should and will pay the price.Toasters and tv's aren't worth shooting someone over but when they purposely break in to my house in the middle of the night, we have a big problem.I'm no commando or rambo,but make no mistake i will shoot anyone that comes between my children and me.It's not that i don't care about others problems but hey don't come stealing from me to support your family or habit,GET A JOB or worse go on welfare and spare me the woe is me speech.No one should have to live in fear or hide in a closet.
What if the perp monitored your neighborhood for a while and noted your
routine. And what if you changed your routine on the same day that the
perp decided to rob you? He and you are in close vicinity of each other
on your own property not through his choice, and he had no intention to
do you or your family bodily harm.
In my opinion, the best course is to try to scare the #2 out of him and have
him leave. And I change my mind about citizen's arrest. Too many things
can go wrong. I'm not trained to secure a perp. The options are to try
to persuade the perp to leave or to shoot him.