What is NRA's and most gun enthusiasts' recommendation regarding repelling a home invader, point the gun at them and allow them to flee or shoot them?
Most people are not eager to shoot someone, contrary to the stereotype of "Rambo" gun owners and NRA members. Potentially taking a life is not something most normal people take lightly. If there were a way to end a crime and save lives w/o shooting someone, most of us would choose that option. A gun is like a life insurance policy, fire extinguisher, or seat belt. You want to have it and never need it, rather than need it and not have it.