I've been reading over this forum for the past week or so trying to decide on a good home self defense shotgun. I've narrowed it down to a Mossberg 500 (probably like this one http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=36793973 ) or a Remington 870 (probably like this one http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=36760036 or this one http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=36621548 ). Next week i plan to go to a local gun shop and hold, maybe try out if theres a range, all of these models to see which one i prefer. Now my question is, in case the worst happens and someone breaks into my home ( i live on the 2nd floor of an apartment complex) and i have to use my weapon, if i shoot and take down the intruder but the following shots or the scatter from the buckshot penetrates through my apt. and happens to wound or kill my neighbor will i be going to jail? or would i be ok because i fired in self defense?