I read in the Telegraph a comment apparently from a law enforcement type in Britain. He explained that keeping the guns out of the hands of homeowners ensured that those who would make victims of them would not feel the need to have a gun themselves. This stops the eventual escalation of weapons that will surely follow. So lets de-escalate even more, simply have the thieves knock on the door, give you a shopping list, you hand your stuff to them. Better yet they can hire movers, problem solved.