Home invasion in my town. Should the homeowner have shot???
I live in a small town and we have recenty had a rash of home Invasions.. a few days ago a guy walked into an elderly couples home ( they are 85 ad 90 yrs old) he pushed the lady into her chair, pushed the old man onto the floor and walked straight into their bedroom grabbed almost 40 k in cash. ( yep this old guy had that much cash in his bedroom) He then headed out the door.
The old man retreived his firearm when he was leaving but did not shoot the intruder..
Obviously, the BG knew exactly where the money was. Seems they recently hired a new cleaning lady so apparently they were working together.
A few of my friends and I have been debating the question of shooting this guy or not. I say no. Yes, it as ALOT of money and he was inside their home but he was not a threat to their lives,he never brandished any type of weapon at all and he was headed out the door by the time the home owner got his firearm ( which is critical in my decision).. Others disagree. any thoughts?
BTW, they never did catch this punk.