This is not the first time I’m advising armed Americans to hang fire on a ballistic response to bad guys stealing stuff. Previously on Who Wants to Die if They Don’t Have To, I’ve suggested giving your stuff to bad guys might be preferable to starting a gun fight. [Note: “might.”] I’ve also issued several alerts on the whole getting shot by the cops front. Happened just the other day to a liquor store owner. And if that’s not enough to make you stay indoors when bad guys are out there, somewhere, stealing stuff, how about getting shot by a neighbor? True story. And here’s something else to think about: what if you were the well-intentioned neighbor shooting the semi-naked neighbor who’s not the bad guy? That would be . . . embarrassing. Expensive. And easily avoidable. In short, don’t shoot anyone unless you know the whole story. Be sure of your target, ’cause death, injury, incarceration and/or financial disaster could be right behind it.