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What is/are Georgia's self defense law(s)?

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Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:05 AM via web

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What is/are Georgia's self defense law(s)?

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ella301 | Student , Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted September 19, 2011 at 5:21 AM (Answer #1)

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To create and establish the "Georgia Right to Self-defense Act of 2006"; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to justification and excuse in criminal prosecutions, so as to provide that under certain circumstances there is no duty to retreat when using force in defense of self or others or in defense of habitation; to create a legal presumption for the reasonable use of force in self-defense cases; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions for defenses to tort actions, so as to provide immunity from civil action for the use of force in defense of self or others; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.


go to www.1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2005_06/fulltext/hb1061.htrr and read more ithink you will find what you are looking for

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