More and more the distinction between defense of property and defense of life is becoming blurred. The media is playing a big part in this in my opinion. The laws in many cases also play into this confusion.
For me defense of property is when there is no danger or threat to a person. You see someone two blocks away breaking into your parked car might be an example. On the other hand if you are in your car and someone demands you give it up that might be a defense of life issue. I say might because you may or may not feel threatened. If you don't feel threatened you laugh and drive away. If you do feel threatened it then goes from defense of property to defense of life.
I constantly hear how its only money give it to them. First if its only money and there is no threat why would I give it to them? Second, if I feel threatened enough to give them my money it is no longer about the money. It is about my life. If someone is asking for your property and you do not feel threatened you are not being robbed. You are being panhandled.
When the media or the Government tries to claim it is only property they are dead wrong when the person being robbed feels they are in danger.
Or I could just be full of it.