Then why the line of questioning?I do believe in the right to protect your property. And I am well aware of what it is like to be burgled watching my friends go through it and the crap job the police did in dealing with it.
You lose your right to be secure in your person when you attack someone on their property. And yes, the thought of being robbed in my home is enough for me to take appropriate force to end the situation. No doubt about it. I'd do the same if my roommate's room were being burgled, too. They entered my domicile. Period.But I'm saying, in perspective, can there really be any comparison between one person's right to protect their property and another's right to life. Is the thought of losing your TV really that significant when you consider the strong possibility that you could end up killing someone (or getting yourself killed) in the protection of it? And lets face it the guy went to confront the burgler in the garage (which was away from the house - the house might not have been targeted at all). There was no need to defend himself until he put himself in that position.
That doesn't really matter. And protecting yourself and your possessions is a positive for society. Waiting for the authorities is stupid. Blatantly disregarding the law is, by definition, illegal. If people are retarded and break the law, punish them.Let me get this straight, if he was attacked and had to kill the guy to stop him, fair enough. I don't agree with his actions but I don't think he should be held accountable. I'm talking about the moral issue here - not just with his actions but the way the public responds. I think incidences like these can have a negative effect on how other people behave in similar circumstances in the future. It can lead to people blatantly disregarding the law to take delusional self-righteous actions.