I have not seen any comments on this board concerning this controversy. Joe Horn shooting controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Did the illegal aliens not understand what Horn was saying? If they would have understood would they have obeyed? Aside from whether or not what he did was legal, did he go over the top? Did he do the ethically and morally right thing? Since it was only property that was taken and since it seemed that Horn was not in danger of losing his life, (reports say that the crooks were shot in the rear) was the shooting unnecessary? On the other hand, did he do the community a service? The crooks were illegal aliens and gang members. If Horn had let them go, it would have been more difficult for them to be apprehended and unlikely that his neighbor would have received his property back. The criminals might have continued living a life of crime and leave people in fear. I lean toward the notion that he did the right thing, but a small part of me things that the shooting was unnecessary for reasons mentioned above. Your thoughts?