Wow, glad I don't live in California. I prefer to be able to protect myself and my property. Actually, while California gun laws have become very draconian in recent years, the actual laws governing protection of self and property have been among the most lenient unless the Supreme Sovi...er, state legislature, has gotten around to amending them in recent years unbeknownst to me. In many states there is a "duty" to retreat if you can in the event of a home invasion. In California, you can not only stand your ground but even (unless this has been changed) go in pursuit.