CommonSense08 wrote an hour ago that I would be wrong to shoot an unarmed person I caught stealing tools out of my garage and added that the police won't even do that. That's the problem. First of all, those tools (or my TV or my car) I bought with money I earned. Further, my insurance policies have deductibles and don't pay replacement cost, especially for older items. The point here is that my property/assets & the insurance are a manifestation of my labor, i.e. part of my limited time on this earth. So, when you steal my stuff you are actually stealing a part of my life. I consider that a direct assault on my person and I will meet it with deadly force.