For the second time since I moved into my new apartment, someone has walked right in and tried to steal something. The first time my stirring made them run away. The second time, my grabbing and pointing of my .45 aimed at their heart made them reconsider and run off. They picked the crappy lock I have on my door and walked in each time. Now last time, as I stared at the dark figure sprinting away from my sight, I considered the philosophical implications of taking that .45 right then and there, and stopping this person from stealing anything, from anyone ever again. Or invading a home or hurting anyone ever again.
I lowered my weapon and decided the matter warranted further consideration. I discussed it with a friend who simply suggested I get a better lock on the apartment door. By that same logic, however, me expecting them to come and invade my home and steal my belongings and having to prepare for it, the thief might consider that one who owns things and locks his home might shoot him if he tries to invade and steal. Which of us, really, should consider changing his behavior? Me, or the home invader?
I'm at a bit of a loss for what I should do next time this person comes into my home, if he is fool enought to do so. What do you all think?