Funny you should mention that, because I had no idea what point you were trying to make in the post I responded to. Now, however, you've made your point very clear. You've somehow arrived at the conclusion that, because I have a gun in my home, I am interested in protecting personal property. I have absolutely no idea how you arrived at that conclusion.
Your rhetoric betrays your emotions. I know the exact same rhetoric and I know it's not original to you. And it also tells me that you want to make it more about your lust to kill another human being and that trumps your possible loss of personal belongings. I'm actually saying that that is a big part of the problem, both on the part of the homeowner and on the part of the burglar in your country.I couldn't care less about my personal property. Besides their being "mere things," I have plenty of insurance for that eventuality. What I most certainly do value is my life and the lives of my loved ones.
But, as someone famous once said, "Let me make this perfectly clear." If an intruder breaks into my home in the middle of the night and I can access my gun before he "accesses me or mine," I won't be asking if he's armed. I won't be asking if his intention is just to rob my house. And I won't be asking him to freeze. I'll be blowing his ass away.
And so, because you have used that sort of bloodlust rhetoric, I find that discussing the matter with you is now counter productive and rather disdainful in my opinion.
I would suggest that a Canadian's first and primary concern if he becomes the subject of a home burglary is to escape the experience with his/her life and the lives and wellbeing of his family members. Not something that is consistent with your obvious wishes to blow somebody's ass away. And in fact, I would suggest that most Canadians would never want to do such a thing because of the emotional scars that such actions obviously entail.
Fwiw, and it's not to encourage more discussion with you and your gun owner ilk, I have to wonder why any gun owner wouldn't recognize that killing another human being is highly undesirable. And also wonder at why a person would go to the trouble of even stating the wish on any discussion forum? Is it some sort of demonstration of macho bravado? Is it to be considered a warning to burglars? And if it's that then does the gun owner possibly think that expressing those sort of sentiments in a discussion such as this will actually protect them in some way or make an impression on the person they are talking to on the forum? As if I would be likely to be considering a burglary of your house?? In short, what makes them tick?? And would they eagerly follow through with their threats? I believe they would and do it gleefully, not understanding in the least the consequences that would come home to haunt them!