posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 08:41 PM
You are allowed to use a force necessary to ensuring your safety and equal to that being used against you. If you are seriously
defending yourself, you always have a right to do so. The threat must be imminent. The force must be aimed at you i.e. if someone tells you to drive
or else they'll kill your spouse, you driving is a criminal offense.
If, God forbid, this should ever happen, aim for the arms. It will disarm them, and there is less risk of accidental death (as opposed to the legs,
major arteries run there.)
There are some weird cases that justify lethal force. Arson is one, for example. If someone is trying to burn down your house, you have a legal
right to kill them.
I HIGHLY suggest checking to see if these are valid in your area, just to be on the safe side.