EDIT: Lets say, all laws aside. What do you as a HUMAN feel should happen? I am curious if people agree with the laws of the land on the matter, or if they would truly prefer to just protect their property. Compassion vs Protection I am curious as to your opinions. Here is the hypothetical situation: You live paycheck to paycheck. You only have $100 in the bank You rent an apartment, for $700/month You are a conceal carry holder, and carry your favorite handgun. You have your rent money in your pocket. You are driving down the street at night, and a thief comes up and robs you. You have two choices - give him your rent money, possibly causing yourself to become evicted if you cannot come up with the money again, or pull your weapon, possibly placing yourself in the situation to have to end his life. Lets say that he is not using a weapon, but rather just trying to strong arm you. Lots of people would like to say "it's not worth possibly taking someones life, just give them the money!" Also, same scenario, but your wife/kid/loved one is also in the car.. same actions? What do you think?