Compliments of Mark Anderson of Andertoons
Every person has the right to defend themselves and the lives of persons they love in cases of personal attacks. Self-defense is the right to prevent suffering force or violence through the use of a sufficient level of counteracting force or violence.
It is universally accepted that a person may protect themselves from harm under the appropriate circumstances even if such protection would normally constitute a crime. All states and the federal government permit the use of a Self-defense Argument when accused of a violent crime.