Reasonable Man Doctrine/Standard: NOTE: Protection of property, alone, is not self defense. Protection of life is self-defense. Likewise, intentionally putting oneself in harms way (voluntarily placing oneself in legal jeopardy) to protect the property of others is not considered self-defense. Refer to the following information on the legal aspects of self-defense.
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P.S.: Your Homeowner Insurance Policy may cover you if you are protecting your life or property on/in your property (check with your insurance agent). That may not be the case "outside your home/property" in your resident state, so a self-defense insurance plan may be something that will give you more protection.