Where are you reading that I didn't say he could shoot them once they entered his home? I don't like having discussions with you because your reading comprehension is off. My issue with him isn't whether or not he had the right to shoot them in his house. Of course he did. BUT, there is a difference between them entering his house, him shooting them and him saying "The last thing on my mind was calling the police because it all happened so suddenly and I was caught off guard" and him planning out every little detail and sitting patiently and waiting quietly while he heard them entering the house upstairs and walking down the stairs, but not even making an attempt to dial 911 (which in my town triggers a police car to be sent to your residence if you do not respond to the phone call or they cannot reach you when they call back).<quoted text>
If I had a gun and an intruder broke into my home, the last thing I would be thinking about is calling the police at that moment. I donít even own any guns and the last thing I would be thinking about is calling the police if an intruder broke in. The first thing I would do is get a knife or any weapon or just use my hands to eliminate the threat. When an intruder is in your house and the police are ten minutes away, in my mind, they may as well be in Timbuktu?
Why, what if these people who break in are armed? How was this man supposed to know that they werenít? Seems to me thatís just being prepared and being smart. Should he just turn out the lights and go to bed and risk waking up to intruders pointing a gun to his head?
An intruder is like a like a mystery box. You donít know what kind of intruder you are going to get. Thatís why many states, like NC provide a legal presumption that you have a reasonable fear for your safety. Itís common sense that you shouldnít have to take a chance and wait for someone who has broken into your home to threaten you first.
I will stop discussing this now, though, because I think this guy is just an a$$hole. I try not to make it look like no one is home in my house, most of the time. We have an alarm system and a dog (who is loud). I believe that the best defense is a good offense.