Everyone of you claiming "shoot to kill" are short-sighted idiots.
I don't generally throw out all encompassing insults, but for this, it's warranted.
Self defense is not about harming others. It is not about getting revenge. It is not about "making sure he doesn't do it again".
Self defense is about one thing, "DEFENDING YOURSELF". If you carry for any other reason, you are a dangerous menace waiting for their chance.
You NEVER shoot to kill. You NEVER shoot to wound.
You shoot to STOP THE ATTACK.
Period. End of discussion. Game over.
Each and every one of you that thinks they ooze machismo by stating "dead guys can't sue", or some other such nonsense, are not aware of the larger implications of taking a life. Immediately following the ordeal, you will be in shock. When the police arrive, you'll be struggling to remember what happened. When your lawyer meets with you(you do have a lawyer, don't you?), he will want to know everything that happened, and everything you may have said to the police. Your case will go to a grand jury no matter how it plays out. Only *THEN* will it be determined to be justified or not. If ANYONE gets a whiff from you that your intention was to "shoot to kill", your ass is grass. Every damn post you make on the internet stating how you "shoot to kill", and that "dead guys can't tell their side" is just stacking the deck against your stupid ass.
If your case goes to full trial, the prosecuting attorney is going to turn you into the worst sub-human piece of garbage he can, and your own words will do half of the work for him.
That's not to even mention the civil trial that the dead guy's family will inevitably file for.
You shoot to stop the attack. Nothing more. Period.
Geez... some of you are just dumb sometimes.
EDIT: For those who may need it spelled out a bit more, shooting to stop means you shoot, assess, and shoot again if the attack has not ceased. Yes, you might end up causing mortal harm, but when you're interrogated by police, your response should ALWAYS BE "I shot to stop their attack."