I have a question, I would like to get your opinion on. I'm not sure if this is the right area, if not I'm sure it will be moved. Anyway, recently got my conceal permit, and have been reading up on all of the laws for the states. For conceal carry, it seems pretty straight forward. If your life, or someone near you's life is in danger, you are legally allowed to use your weapon. If someone broke into your house, and you feel your life is in danger, you are allowed to use your weapon. However if your purse got stolen on a busy street, you are not allowed to use your weapon because your life was not in danger. (at least this is what I am gathering from reading) Now there are two instances I have thought of, where it might seem like a sticky situation I am not sure what would be the right thing to do. 1) a person has broken into your home while you are there. They are downstairs and you are upstairs. You rush downstairs, gun in hand, and see that they are unarmed and are just grabbing your personal belongings. The minute they see you, they run for the door to leave. They are not posing a threat to your life. However they did break into your home. Can/should you shoot them? Or let them run out the door and hope they do not return? (please, I am not looking for answers "Hell ya, he broke in! shoot him!" I'm looking for answers that pertain to the law. thank you) instance 2) you are out for a walk in your neighborhood with your dog. A stray dogs comes running out of no where, and starts to attack you or your dog. Are you allowed to shoot the animal? Or do you need to just run away as fast as you can? Thank you for all your help. and as I mentioned, if this is in the wrong area, please feel free to move. Thank you.