Essentially, in Oregon you may use deadly force if you reasonably believe you are in imminent danger of death or serious physical injury. Generally, you may not use deadly force to merely protect personal property from theft or damage.I'm not all to familiar with Oregon's Firearm Laws, but if I lived there, & I were Dan Ryan, I would be quite prepared, & if they came again for the 8th. time, there would be no doubt who they were.....we'd have their dead bodies strewn about my home to attest to their identities. Also, we would all agree, they will never vandalize my home ever again......my home is my property......trespassers beware.........Trespassers who enter my home will be shot................period. ....
Someone breaking into your home is generally regarded as a serious threat, and the use of deadly force is accepted. On the other hand, mere vandalism or the theft of something is not.
The reasonableness of using deadly force must be objectively reasonable, and so you have to be right. The police, prosecutors, and potentially a jury must find the decision to be reasonable.
People armed for self defense need to have a good working knowledge of the law or they can find themselves on the wrong side of a homicide charge.
With rights comes responsibility.