Ha! I don't know what you mean by this, but I'm guessing it is meant to be some sort of slight, Kenny. And, I guess you think that everyone in PA has the same opinions and values. It even presumes that I am from PA, and haven't just moved here. Well, I suppose that you are just trying to express who you are.IDK... he's from PA, there was a sign on the Delaware bridge a while ago when leaving NJ, it said "Welcome to PA, America starts here".. its so true on so many different levels.
I'm not intending to offer my opinion as to whether I think it's OK to set a boobytrap. I am just relaying that the either by legal statute or legal precedent, you'd be the one in trouble if you set such a boobytrap and the thief or anyone else was hurt. Don't blame me for the law.
Now, since you asked, here's my opinion: I think that anyone who set such a boobytrap would probably forget in time that it was there, and put it into their own fire, or perhaps their wife, kid, or friend would unknowingly grab it and throw it into a fire. Which is at least part of why it is illegal.
And, I am always amused by people who walk around with their chest puffed out talking about defending themselves and their property with lethal force. If you think that you win when you kill or maim someone, regardless of the circumstances, it just means that you either haven't done it, or you need to look in the mirror a little more carefully.