Even if you are in the right, you will probably be arrested... cops on the scene are not in the business of determining guilt and innocence. And that is what happened here.
The preliminary investigation indicated Morse [the homeowner] was acting in self-defense, and after consulting with the prosecuting attorney's office, deputies released Morse from custody.So I wonder how the Brady Bunch would explain this away. Three bad guys, armed only with crude clubs, attack a law-abiding citizen. How could Morse have defended himself if he didn't have a gun. Disarming him, would have made it possible for these three thugs to kill Morse.
Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0 (Though the third guy did get away.)