Three quotes from my previous posts in this thread. I don't think I'm being ambiguous.
Doesn't sound like you and I are that far apart on the issue. Neither of us wants to take a human life. And neither of us would just over property.
My point is that an intruder in my home has gone far beyond just being a threat to my property.
And there's still the civil liberties issue that only an oppressive government would violate by considering a criminal's rights more important than my own which, as already stated, have been paid for and, last I checked, still being paid for in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.