The fifth story down is about a woman who received a notice that her abusive ex husband was to be paroled. She received the notice three days after she had shot & killed him. He apparently made a bee-line to her house, broke in & started beating her despite the restraining order she had against him.
Hopefully no charges will be filed against the woman. The shooting appears to be legitimate self defense, but the gun she used was bought on the black market & not registered, which is usually an unforgiveable sin in places like Illinois where self defense requires governmental approval.
At the risk of stating the obvious, no cop, judge, or piece of paper will protect you. You have to protect yourself.