My own take is that I think you could get yourself far more seriously hurt if you are worried about legal implications in the middle of an altercation. 3 people against 1 is very serious, especially if they have baseball bats. I don't think any jury would vote in favour of punishing the person who defended themselves in such a situation.
Are you fucking me Dragon? Is it BETTER to KILL the attacker? Though I believe in self-defense/self-empowerment, you're talking about a serious legal quagmire. If it so happens that your attacker