My idea is important because it helps to fine-tune any future legislation by taking account specific circumstances and the reality of the situation facing the average householder faced with an intruder.
I think the home owner should be able to take appropriate action when faced with an intruder. However, physical size should be taken into account. It is very difficult for a smaller person to manhandle a larger person without striking sometimes a serious blow(s). Also, the pressure of the moment (fear, adrenal rush etc ) should also be taken into account as these factors do not always facilitate a so-called 'reasonable' response. In other words, with these factors in mind, what constitutes a 'reasonable' response should bear the above factors very much in mind and make a determined effort to favour the householder and disadvantage the intruder who should already have lost much of his 'rights under the law' by virtue of his unlawful entry.