A bloke who had been trying to break into a neighbour’s house with an axe is in a critical condition after being shot in the neck.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers.

But as one commenter to the Courier Mail story points outs, why contact Crimestoppers? The crime was stopped.

The article is worth reading for the comments alone.

Let’s just say the burglar, if you can call someone who tries to break down your door with an axe a burglar, gets no sympathy at all. And nor do limp wristed ‘Oh dear you poor thing, no wonder you felt you had to bash that old lady’ family therapy type judges.

Maybe the judiciary is a bit out of touch with community standards?

Of course we don’t know the whole story. Maybe the guy was just coming over to help the kids with their homework, and it was all a misunderstanding.

But I  have to admit, if someone was breaking into my house with an axe and I had a gun handy, I don’t think I’d spend much time meditating on the moral or legal issues involved in using a weapon to defend my home and my family.