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Expanded self-defense laws
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Expanded self-defense laws
Nearly all states allow some use of deadly force to protect yourself inside your home, based on the "Castle Doctrine." In some areas, many people still have a "duty to retreat" if possible against an attacker outside their home. But some states have expanded their laws to boost those protections in other areas.

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08-04-2013 11:19 PM
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RE: Expanded self-defense laws

Quote:You can use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, in self-defense or the defense of others, when you reasonably believe such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily injury to yourself. Deadly force is also allowed when you believe it's necessary to prevent the commission of a forcible felony or criminal interference with property or to terminate or prevent trespass.

Quote:n your home when the entry is made in a violent manner and you believe the entry is for assault or personal violence. You can also use deadly force to protect property legally in your possession, the possession of your family, or a property you have a legal duty to protect.
08-04-2013 11:39 PM
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