Re: over engineered
>> If someone is breaking into your house, it’s most likely to steal something to fund his next hit. Why is your first reaction to end his life?
1- Someone desperate or chemically altered enough to break into an occupied house probably doesn't care if they injure, maim or kill you.
2- Handguns are not instant death-ray projectors. Statistically, most gunshot victims survive.
3- If the thief is coherent enough to recognize a firearm being pointed at them, there's a chance they will retreat, leaving both criminal and citizen unharmed. Standing there yelling "Stop, or I shall yell STOP once more!" does not provide this level of deterrence.