@ A J Stiles
"Taking a life in response to a property crime is never justifiable under any circumstances"
Did you just try to justify crime? Seriously? In the most basic of situations you may be correct but I assume you are ignoring the violence which easily comes along with crime. And the vulnerability of the victim. And the boneheaded assumption that the victims property isnt worth anything in comparison with someone who is violating their property, likely their home and likely violent.
I dont think I have ever heard such an argument ever spoken without the intention being humour. Wow.