It doesn't state reasonable or deadly, it states "reasonable force, including deadly force" "if the person reasonably believes that the force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's unlawful entry of or attack on the person's dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle."I tell ya. Reading comprehension has really gone down hill. That, or folks are purposefully obtuse.
IC specifically states "reasonable or deadly" is acceptable for unlawful entry of your home/curtilage. The words are quite literally written in Indiana Code.
Getting wrapped up in side conversations" and "what ifs" if interesting, but a distraction. This has nothing to do with "stealing your stuff". It has nothing to do with shooting anyone and everyone who visits your home. Nothing to do with feeling remorse. Nothing to do with an aggressive prosecutor and/or terrible defense attorney.
Should you follow the exact wording of IC? That's up to you, and what the situation warrants. But, the words absolutely do exist in our state law.
But it seems I might agree with your second sentence.