Some folks might also say that someone who would kill to protect property was evil.
And should that someone actually do so, criminal, except in Texas at night when "necessary" and under some limited circumstances, in Georgia.
Kinda dumb to do something to protect property when one would end up without any.
Anti-gunners have often mischaracterized castle laws as permitting the use of deadly force to protect property, but the intent is generally to establish a presumption for justification of self defense. The principle goes back about 4000 years.