Originally Posted by BlueJet
But the intruder was intruding!! What happened to our rights??
you have the right to defend yourself and your home, if the intruder is acting out violently towards you in a way that you see will harm you, or possibly kill you...you can not just start poppin shots at somebody, you have to examine the situation(QUICKLY)...does he have a weapon??? if he does, and its not pointed at you, tell him to put that MF down, along with anything else they have of yours...instruct them to get the fudge out, or restrain him(correctly) and call the cops(if not done so already)...however, if it is pointed at you, and you feel you have a clear shot(be aware of your surroundings), you do have the right to kill the intruder because you felt your own life, and the life of others(if any in the household), were in danger....and thats if he has a weapon such as a knife or gun...if he is some broke intruder with no weapon, just bare knuckles, you can instuct him what to do with a gun, but I would not shoot unless acted upon once again, because you have the upper hand in level of force...You always want to use one step of force above what an attacker has(if possible)...