Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:49
My wife and I have pistol carry permits & combat training, as well as being hunting archers, and our 14 year old is skilled with both bow & shotgun.
If someone breaks into our domicile, especially at night (a legal distinction here makes that a higher grade felony) they're VERY likely to end up dead. If one flees the scene the defender can also fire to prevent their escape & do a citizens arrest (Fleeing Felon Rule.)
Essentially, under Michigan law if you feel threatened a robber is fair game, they may as well bend over & kiss their ass goodbye, and if you do shoot one you have civil immunity - neither he or his relatives can sue you.