EM87 wrote:Lethal force is only an option if your life, or the lives of others are being threatened.From everything I've read and/or heard on the subject, if someone forces their way into my home and I shoot them, I am not guilty of any crime because it was a self-defense shooting.
My question is, how is an in-home shoot a self defense shooting if this person has not made any threat to you? Say you find someone in your room stealing your things but they make no move towards you and they don't have a weapon that you can see. How is it legal for you to shoot them?
I just need to make sure I have all my bases covered in case someone ever breaks in.
You're more than welcome to wave a gun in their face all you want, but for your sake, never shoot an unarmed man.