d.o.t.... your'e right. I don't have the right to protect myself or family here in Ct. There are people who are afraid to legally carry and defend themselves and to protect their homes/family because of the lawsuits they will be hit with if they should wound, hurt, or kill a criminal. It is ridiculous!
I can GUARANTEE that if a criminal were to break-in to my house and I shoot, stab, beat-up, or kill him, I will also be charged UNLESS it can be found that the criminal meant to actually harm me or my family. So if they were just out to rob me with no intentions of harming us and I kill or wound him or whatever, I'll be the one paying them or their family for the rest of my life.. or in jail.
So you must warn them, if they don't flee, ask again they may not have heard you the first time, if after there is no response the second time...don't shoot yet....he may be in the wrong house and could be just confused and want to have a sandwich, a drink and go to bed. Offer him that and only when he advances with the sandwich knife or takes out a gun that you can see, (but the gun has got to be real, if its not he can just say he was fooling around), can you take him down. Oh and call a lawyer befor the police. The criminals normally have more rights than we do.