Self-defense Is Legal in Colorado

But they I thought it was. Charges unlikely in fatal shooting of burglary suspect at Colorado Springs home, police say.

So the guy went to a home, and tried to break in. He was confronted by the homeowner.

The resident confronted Cookson, who was trying to enter the home, and shot him once, police said.

“It appears as though the homeowner was protecting his residence and family members when this incident occurred at the house,” police spokesman Lt. Howard Black told Gazette news partner KKTV at the time.

Colorado has a “Make My Day” law – officially known as the Homeowner Protection Act – means that you can use deadly force if you reasonably believe that a person is intending harm. Which means that – at least in your own home – self-defense is your legal-right.

Self-defense is also a human-right.

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