I decided to try to find out what the current law is in Illinois concerning self defense. I am not very pleased from what I can find out about it. There are a list of seven conditions that must be met before you can defend yourself. The last one has to do with the kind and amount of force that can be used. I think this is the line that the Illinois Legal Aid Online refers to when they try to claim that there are two kinds of force that can be used. One is what they call Regular Force- That I think needs some explanation. Anybody know what regular force is? Evidently it is to be used when you are not in very much danger at all. Then there is Deadly Force and the legal Aid Online claims that the person attacking you or your home must be intent on carrying out a felony. They state that the person who is breaking into your home must be doing it in a violent way before you can use deadly force against them and then they smugly state that "and that is something which is hard to prove." Anybody interested in trying to get the law simplified and worded in a manner that is more friendly to victims of home invasion or personal attack- I would listen to suggestions. I think we would have to organize in some way for our voices to be heard.