The only time it is morally acceptable to kill somebody, in my opinion, is to protect your own safety or somebody else's safety, not your stuff. Stuff is just stuff. Killing somebody over mere stuff is murder in my opinion. Somebody who kills a human being to defend say $100 worth of stuff isn't a whole lot better than somebody who kills a human being to steal $100 worth of stuff. Either way the real core of where they went wrong was to value a human life at less than $100.
Legally it varies by state. In some states that is the law- you can only kill somebody in actual self defense. In other states they extend it to defending your home. In a few they extend it to defending mere property outside of your home.
Last edited by teamosil; 08-29-11 at 12:17 PM.
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