Can I Hit an Intruder on My Porch?
Yes. Of course, you should not hit or attack anyone on your property. But if you do harm an intruder, it is completely within your rights to harm them if you live in a state with the "Stand Your Ground" law. In most cases, the law will protect you even if you shoot an intruder. The idea is to deter intruders from coming on your property. This helps your home as well as your business or even your car. It even includes the camper or tent you you use when camping. The law makes the assumption that because generally intruders have ill intent and may use force or violence they should not be allowed to enter your property. In the event that you fear for your life as they are breaking in, you have the right to shoot them.