Deadly Force in the Defense of Their Property

Feb 3rd, 2012
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In a 2-3 page paper please write a paper discussing this issue (remember to use APA citations throughout your paper, give credit where credit is due!) Contrary to common law, today, in most, if not all states, a person cannot use deadly force in the defense of their property. Do you agree with this challenge. Should a property owner be allowed to use a bobby trap as long as notice, by use of sign for example, is provided to an intruder? Please provide a legal analysis,

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Deadly Force in the Defense of their PropertyNameClassDateProfessorDeadly Force in the Defense of their Property The America government was established to ensure people have the right to own property and to defend that property but despite this constitutional right many states do not allow citizens to use deadly force to protect their property. Most states allow a citizen to use deadly force in order to protect themselves but there is also a requirement in some states for the property owner to retreat if at all possible. In other words if the property owner can flee they should flee but instead if the property owner kills the intruder they can be charged with a crime. States that do not allow for deadly force in the defense of property violate citizens Second Amendment rights. In America citizens have the right to bear arms but this does not necessarily mean they can actually take deadly action against someone threatening their property. When the citizen uses deadly force within the state they do not base this decision on the Second Amendment but on the law of the state. If a person use deadly force, the law will protect them, but only if they

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