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Q: Do I have a right to defend my property using deadly force?
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Ann Thayer answered on Apr 12, 2011

No. Property owners cannot resort to the use of deadly force to defend their property. This general rule is based on the principle that no property is worth more than a human life, even if the human life happens to belong to an intruder. A property owner may only use reasonable force to prevent... Read more »

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