I don't want this to turn into a discussion on gun control, so when I say "deadly force", I may be referring to a firearm or another deadly weapon. My question is, what is your state's self-defense law? When I was a criminal justice major last year, it was to my understanding that Connecticut uses "self-defense" as a legal defense. Basically, if you kill somebody in self-defense, you are arrested and brought up on murder charges. In court, you use "self-defense" as your legal defense to prove that the person was an imminent danger to your life. We also don't have a Castle doctrine, so our state mandates that we must attempt to flee our own house before using deadly force. Discuss.