We Hoosiers seem to be a bloodthirsty lot. Saw this story from the Muncie newspaper (via the Indianapolis Star) -- a homeowner had confronted a burglar and held him at gunpoint until police arrived and hauled him off. Seemed like a routine story, so I wondered why there were so many comments. Many of them were in this vein:
What is wrong with this guy, the home owner??? When you are pointing a gun at a burglar who has invaded your home, you fire the gun into the burglar until you are out of ammo. Not one single dead burglar has ever become a repeat offender.
We've had some vigorous discussion here about the right to carry and the right to defend one's home. Maybe there is a legal right to ensure that the burglar does not become a repeat offender, but what's the morality of going further than one has to? Or IS shooting someone who has broken into your house going too far?