A Time to Kill?

When I think about the Houston area resident who shot and killed 2 men after they burglarized his neighbor's home, I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, I want to praise him for having the courage to risk his life to stop the criminals from escaping. On the other hand, I wish he could have done so without killing them. Most law-abiding people, me included, have an immediate visceral reaction to an incident like that. My first thought was, good, they got what they deserved. I suppose anyone who has ever been a victim of burglary would have some bitterness toward those who would dare invade the sanctity of a home. Although it hasn't happened to me, I've seen the tragic results of home invasions and I know how devastating they can be. Burglars are generally thought of as passive criminals because their modus operandi is to break into unoccupied homes, steal valuables and leave without encountering anyone. That may be the profile, but it's not the reality. Burglars are opportunists!...(Read Full Article)