Let Me Approach From Another Point of View...
Of the two scenarios, the rock throwing young boys were certainly doing 'nasty' things, but nothing to get shot over. That shooter deserves a long jail sentence.
However, the first BG got his just rewards...
Now I don't believe we should go out looking for the BG's trying to break into our cars and sheds, but I shouldn't be afraid to check on a noise behind my house either.
In some states, one may protect his property just as he would his person, and I believe, 'rightly so'.
What if we just let the theives steal anything they desire...where does it stop? I'll only shoot if you try to hurt me, but you can steal all my 'stuff'. I worked very hard to get that 'stuff'...
I'm sick and tired of the justice system that has let 'BG stuff takers' off the hook time after time...27 B & E's reduced to one...no reimbursement, no apology, nothing...just released to continue doing the SAME thing...ENOUGH!
The individual in the first scenario had the right to stop that punk thief from his late at night 'snatch and run'...he got EXACTLY what he earned. Less garbage on the streets...:congrats:
I would not try to detain, or shoot a running felon in the back, but one step towards ME?...well, read my signature...:hand10:
I'm a relatively peaceful old man who has worked very hard to make a life for my children (still doing that, too!), and grandchildren. I will do all that is necessary to 'protect and serve'...the family!
Do I have motion lights?...YES...they are also called night sights and are located on each of my .45's.
These are my views only and may or may not reflect the views of others on this forum.
I hope that I do not ever have to prove what I may be capable of...:confused:
Stay armed...stay alert...stay safe!