Herbert Wechsler et alii multi, Model Penal Code 3.04. Use of Force in Self-Protection

(1) Use of Force Justifiable for Protection of the Person.  Subject to the provisions of this Section and of Section 3.09, the use of force upon or toward another person is justifiable when the actor believes that such force is immediately necessary for the purpose of protecting himself against the use of unlawful force by such other person on the present occasion.

(2) Limitations on Justifying Necessity for Use of Force.
(a) The use of force is not justifiable under this Section:
(ii) to resist force used by the occupier or possessor of property or by another person on his behalf, where the actor knows that the person using the force is doing so under a claim of right to protect the property .  .  . 

(b) The use of deadly force is not justifiable under this Section unless the actor believes that such force is necessary to protect himself against death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping or sexual intercourse compelled by force or threat; nor is it justifiable if:
(i) the actor, with the purpose of causing death or serious bodily injury, provoked the use of force against himself in the same encounter; or
(i
i) the actor knows that he can avoid the necessity of using such force with complete safety by retreating or by surrendering possession of a thing to a person asserting a claim of right thereto or by complying with a demand that
he abstain from any action that he has no duty to take, except that:
(A) the actor is not obliged to retreat from his dwelling or place of work, unless he was the initial aggressor or is assailed in his place of work by another person whose place of work the actor knows it to be .  .  .

Sanford H. Kadish, "Model Penal Code's Historical Antecedents," Rutgers Law Journal 19 (1987) 521-538

Louis B. Schwartz, "The Model Penal Code:  An Invitation to Law Reform," American Bar Association Journal 49 (1963) 447-455