That ^^^^^^ has nothing to do with shooting a thief.I don't live in Virginia. I live in Alabama where the idiot governor just passed a law that you can now legally carry a concealed weapon WITHOUT a permit. Every sheriff in all 67 counties was against that law, but she passed it anyway. Memaw carries a .38 in her purse.
If you fire a gun outdoors at someone, it better be a matter of life or death to you.
Otherwise, you will go to jail shooting at someone - then criminally prosecuted - then be face with a civil lawsuit, should that bullet land inside the thief's body.