This is the line that irritates me:
Guglielmi did not know why the student kept a sword. He said he may have had some martial arts training, but was not an expert.
A) Last I checked, it was perfectly legal to own a sword.
B) You don't have to have martial arts training to own a sword. Many swords are beautiful works of art. Ever been to a Renn Faire?
*pound head against wall* *pounds harder*
You know what? If someone broke in here and I waited until the police arrived, we'd be doomed. I couldn't even barricade the bedroom door, it's too flimsy. (Besides, what am I going to do? Block it with a cat perch or pack 'n play? LOL) I'd do the same thing as the kid. The intruder seems to have died from defensive wounds, not from a blatant straight blow to the chest.
Seriously, what next - are they going to question why someone had a steak knife in their home?
Maybe it's my inner Texan coming back out with this one, but if you force your way into my home, you'd better be prepared to leave it on a stretcher.