My question involves criminal law for the state of: Oregon and/or Washington
(other states would also be helpful if information is limited as this is a hypothetical topic)
Hello, I am a student writing a proposal that advocates man traps, specifically non-lethal varieties that emphasize repelling intruders rather than actually trapping/maiming/killing.
I am aware of Katko v. Briney, Supreme Court of Iowa 1971, but the ruling doesn't really cover non-lethal devices(pepper spray, modified taser guns, signal flare spring guns etc...), as these are not likely to cause serious injury or death to the intruder.
If any of you know of any specific law that the homeowner would be breaking or any rulings that are related, that would be of great help.
Even a referral to any resource where this kind of information might be found would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,