My apologies. Should have clarified. My knowledge of the laws is in regards to Oregon's, yes. I figured it went without saying, but it's probably worth saying anyway whenever a "read" is made on legality.
Originally Posted by Scott
One may defend property using physical force but not deadly force; may defend a person using physical force up to and including deadly force, but only if it is reasonably believed to stop imminent threat to life or serious injury. There is no legal duty to retreat. One may challenge thieves during commission of a theft, but not using deadly force. One may defend to the extent necessary if subsequently attacked by those thieves, including the use of deadly force if reasonable to do so. There is no formal Castle law, nor formal law stating no duty to retreat. However, neither is insanity cast into law requiring a person to ignore it all and withdraw, simply because it will inconvenience the criminals.Thanks be to that.