Sounds like you agree that we shouldn't give up the right to defend ourselves?
I have not said this, nor do I think anyone else has.
What I did try to get across, and some may have not have picked up on it is:
You cannot kill someone over property ... PERIOD!
Theft is NOT a death penalty crime!
If someone is threatening you with serious bodily injury or death you have the absolute right to defend yourself.
You don't want cops, citizens, or others killing your son or daughter because they may have made a bad decision to steal something. There are appropriate responses for that crime, and execution is not one of them.
I have been threatened with deadly force, and I have arrested folks for theft, and there is not a correlation whatsoever...
If you are unlucky enough to have someone enter your residence and threaten or take actions to ... seriously injure you, or kill you, a shotgun is a viable weapon, which is the starting point of this exercise...