Fats, it's just that we don't tend to think that using less than lethal is the best course of action, nor do we think that giving a BG a chance is wise either. i think in these terms, my house, my rules, period. i get to pick the gun and the ammo. BG doesn't like the rules, then he should have gone down the road and broke into a gun hating liberals home. also some other points for you to give thought to. if a BG breaks into your home at night, it's not just simple burglary anymore, because most people are home at night, and not during the day. so if it's just burglary, they would have done it during the day, when there is less likely a chance to encounter the homeowners. night time break-ins are inherently dangerous because the homeowners are usually at home at this time. you being home, you have also just become witness's to the crime committed and could possibly now be killed so you can't testify. so this is where my thinking has led me. intruder breaks into my home, it's a threat that will be eliminated with superior firepower. i'm sorry i just can't see using LTL and giving a scumbag any type of chance, just because of the poor choices they have made.