Hello I'm sure this has been an often repeated question but despite my attempts to find it online I have been met with topic that only partially address my current issue:
I am a resident of California.
I am currently 21 living in my parent's residence until I return to college in the coming Fall.
I do NOT carry a gun license. However my father has a gun license for his .357 Magum revolver and has given me express permission to use the gun for protection at home.
There has already been an attempted burglary in my home by two young individuals.
Unfortunately one of those individuals live down the street (has gone to Juvenile twice already) but the police were not able to arrest due to lack of evidence.
He and his friends have been terrorizing the neighborhood using the same pattern. They first knock on a door continuously to establish whether or not there is anyone currently in the residence and if no one responds they will attempt to break in from the backyard.
Last time my mother and I didn't respond to the door and it lead to the two people attempting to break in but fleeing after seeing I was in the residence.
KNOWING all of this:
1. If I do not respond to the door and instead go up into my parents room with my mother.
2. I call the police and lock the door to my parents room.
3. If these individuals break down the door and in any way shape or form attempt to harm me or my mother.
Am I allowed to shoot to kill with the gun that is not licensed under my name but my father?
Thank you for your time in advance.
And my apologize for the long initial post. I didn't want to omit any details that might be important.