“...but I would never use deadly force to defend a car, regardless of what the law says.”
The gun is to defend YOURSELF against PUNKS, who don’t like having their crime interrupted!
As I pointed out later in my post.
Mr. Scott has a right to defend himself against violent attack by this miscreant.
He shouldn't be scolded to cower inside his home.
If the cops had managed to catch the gang, they'd have been out of jail in no time.
Meanwhile the victims are stuck with loss of property.
Mr Scott sounds like a stand up guy, (I haven't read anything to indicate otherwise.)