i’ve been a gun owner for over 20 years and this nc law is beyond logical:
“If there is no sign that they are armed, you may not shoot them. Remember, we have no death penalty for larceny or grand theft, regardless of the value of the item. In any situation where an intruder is armed with anything that could kill you, even a screwdriver in his hand, you can shoot to protect your life.”
so…i am woken up in the middle of the night by an intruder, i’m groggy, it’s pitch black inside the house, i’m assuming the intruder didn’t break in to play scrabble with us, i’m not turning on lights to keep the disadvantage equal, the intruder might have a gun/knife…but how do i know? by that time, i’m shot dead.
i think if someone breaks into your home, the burden/responsibility is THEIRS, not yours.
btw…i’m 100% in agreement of extremely strict gun reform laws, harsh background checks, etc., but i’m not for disallowing protecting my home/family.
i would never, ever want to kill another human being, but will if my life depended on it. i’d also make his estate or family pay for my therapy afterwards.