Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.
Someone breaks into my house. there won't be any warning shots.
RIP Jacob Schlottke 1984-2011
I don't know where I fall on this, I'm totally on board with converting a burglar into swiss-cheese with a shotgun (right after I drop a deuce in my pants), but it would be a terrible situation if I accidentally unloaded on a relative that maybe forgot their keys and was trying to get back into the house.
But sure, if you know it's a burglar then light him up.
I think we are all being a bit naive if we expect anyone(much less a 17 year old) to think through every single option and protocol for a potentially life threatening situation.
The "what ifs" and other hypotheticals are pointless. Nobody was killed and he is safe.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
If some guy is breaking into my house to rape me, then I am definitely running away as fast as I can!