A step in the right direction, at least.Under existing laws, homeowners are allowed to use only ‘reasonable’ force to tackle a burglar. The Tory proposals would strengthen the law so they would face prosecution only for using ‘grossly disproportionate’ force.
In my own state, Oregon, the "reasonable man" type standards aren't so very different than that used in the UK. Scary thought, given how the UK abuses the term to within an inch of its life, practically presuming you are the criminal if you're left standing. Think it couldn't happen here, in the USA? Caution is due.