Exactly, and God forbid that they injure themselves while breaking in, while committing other felonies or while the owner attempts to just stop them.
We had an incident last year. Got a 3:20 AM call from our neighbor. Someone just broke into their garage and the police had been called.
My 22 yo son (living at home for a while to pay off his portion of his college loans) was awake with the call. I handed him a 12g shotgun, loaded with 5 cartridges of 00 shot and he manned the front door, while I took the back door with a .357.
A knock on the door produced a police officer, very professional.
Asked me to keep everyone, including our dog in the house as he had 2 K-9s and another officer on the grounds.
Ultimately, the K-9s ran down two 18 yo's in the woods who were soaking wet, scared to death and apparently happy to be handcuffed and safely stashed in police criuser by early dawn.
I asked my son about this after. He was not conflicted at all with his role. He said if he had come across a couple of 16 yo's stealing a tv, he would have leveled the shotgun and said, "put it down and get the **** out of my house". Had it been armed intruders, he said he would have emptied the shotgun with upper body shots.
I work closely with a number of law enforcement officers. They pretty much echo the aussie police...
"Dead men don't talk (testify)."
The next day, I heard one of the "old-timers" on the next street had happened by the cruiser with the two teens. He looked 'em in the eye and said, "You're lucky, I would have shot you both".
I know that they are people who do not approve of this and I respect your right to your opinion. However, JMO, anyone who knowingly puts their family in danger is a fool.
I'm reminded of one of Dirty Harry's classic lines,
"When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher's knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross"