Astoundingly, Oregon is a "stand your ground" state and getting a conceal-carry license is easy (you can carry virtually everywhere, including schools). But that is not enough. What a group of us are working on is a Castle Doctrine law that will allow us to use deadly force to protect against loss of property. It requires a simple change in one of our laws that states we can use force, "except deadly force", to protect our property. We want the law to read "including deadly force". If I catch someone breaking into my garage, I want the right to shoot that person dead: I don't give a damn if they are armed. The requirement that we must be afraid of bodily harm before we use deadly force should be irrelevant when confronting thieves.