Originally Posted by Bmwister
Maybe...maybe not...the police might or might not arrest the vehicle owner after shooting (and possibly killing) the car jacker. At least that's the way I see it from my bodily-threatened perspective.
Depends on state law. Here in Missouri, the vehicle is considered an extension of your dwelling as far as our castle doctrine law is concerned. Somebody tries forcibly entering your car, he's considered bought and paid for, both criminally and civilly. Same as with your house/apartment/condo/hotel room/camping tent.