Considering that there IS a distinct lack of value for human life, and the large number of home invasions that occur these days where people are seriously injured and killed for no reason, I do think that the Castle Laws have a place. You should be safe in your home. Period. And you should not be convicted of manslaughter or murder and sent to prison or get the death penalty for protecting yourself and your family when threatened in your home. That is what the Castle Laws are for.
Having been home alone, twice, when intruders tried to get into my home, I can tell you that it is pretty darn frightening. Fortunately for me, they were frightened off - the first time because they didn't think anyone was home because it was the middle of the day and they woke me up when they started climbing in my bedroom window. They were as freaked as I was when they saw me.
The next time it happened - in a different state - someone tried to get into my home at night, while my husband was gone. Someone that attempts to get into a home at night, when people are generally home and sleeping, is probably not there just to burglarize the place. By this time we had multiple, large dogs that went on the alert. The dogs nearly busted through the door and and tried to break through a window to get that intruder. Until that guy heard the dogs trying to get at him, he kept trying to get into my house. That was out in the country, in a large county where calling 911 meant 30 minutes or more waiting for help most of the time.
Since then we have moved, out in the country again. For a while when we got here, there was an active meth lab down the county road by our place. I can't begin to count the number of times a bunch of drunk, high meth addicts drove all the way up our driveway in the middle of the night because they mistook our dirt driveway for the dirt road to the meth lab.
Then there is the mother and daughter that were murdered and had their bodies dumped down a county road just a couple of miles from our house. We live in a large county - another place where it may take a half hour for the sheriff or VFD to show up after you call 911 - I know, because I've had to call.
As a kid, my dad taught me that you never point a gun at ANYTHING unless you are going to use it. It's not a toy.
But back then, we didn't have violent video games where you get to kill everyone and they all keep coming back to life. We knew what would happen if we fired a weapon. And we also knew that if we touched Dad's guns - we wouldn't sit down for a very long time. Back then, we were also taught how to behave and what was expected of us. And if we didn't do right, anyone could come up and blister our butts. That doesn't happen anymore. It really is a different time. And there really are people that make some really stupid choices and think it is ok to harm other people for no reason. I don't spend my time fretting or looking over my shoulder. But I am aware of the danger that exists now that I never thought about as a kid.
Do I want to shoot a person? No. Will I defend myself with whatever means I have at hand if my life or my family's life is at stake? You bet!