OK, I've been thinking about this for a while now. The backstory is a few years back, while I was out in the city, someone was breaking into my car at home, and my moms also and stealing things (I lost a camera bag with $5000+ worth of gear that night). My mom who was home at the time actually saw the guys rummaging through my car and said "im going to call the police" to which they responded "go ahead" and slowly walked away. The police came only 30 minutes later, and the suspects were long gone. Insurance screwed me out of my claim and instead of 5000, I got back a lousy $400. My question is as follows: If I see someone on my property doing something like breaking into my car, or house, do I have a right to grab my weapon and try to secure the suspect? I obviously will not shoot if there is no weapon pointed towards me, but if I come out, make it apparent that I have a weapon, and to tell the suspect to get on the ground while I call police, will I be in the wrong? As I understand, as soon as they are in my house, I have the right to fire, but I may be wrong, and I don't know how this extends to outside property. I know if the suspect runs, my only option is pursuit, not shooting. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!