Originally Posted by Agnacious
I am answering you, but the following responses are in kind and I don't feel like multi-quoting.
My problem is by bringing a sword he has limited the options he has, you have to cut someone to stop them. It is the same thing if you bring a gun, you have to shoot them, that is your only option.
I think he had other options, he could have ran, he could have secured the main area and called the police. It was in his garage, so he was in no immediate danger. He voluntarily stepped into a situation to protect possessions with a means of deterence/defense that has a focused use.
I don't feel sorry for the criminal, I feel sorry for the sword wielder who I think did not think things through and now could be facing a very different future.
I don't see why a man shouldn't have the right to protect his property on his property. What about the burglar? He could have surrendered or skeedaddled, and he would have been all right. As I said, if the student had pursued the burglar and cut him down from behind, he would have put himself in the wrong. This is not what happened.
I realize that our society doesn't approve of taking human life for simple theft of property. I can go along with this, albeit with some reluctance. However, if a burglar is caught in the act and makes a fight of it, as seems to have happened in this case, then he should be neutralized as ruthlessly and efficiently as possible.
I must say that the prevailing attitude of "just call the cops" seems sort of craven and unmanly. To paraphrase my late pal Jeff Cooper, "When the rabbit people think '911,' real men think '1911.'"