GA Weapon Laws

Justifiable Homicide

A person is justified in threatening or using force against another when they reasonably believe that such threat or force is necessary to defend themselves or a third person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force. [[xciv]] Additionally, they are justified in using force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm only if they reasonably believe that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily injury themselves or a third person, or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

Situations can include but are not limited to, conduct in reasonable fulfillment of duties as a government officer or employee, and conduct that is reasonable and is performed in the course of making a lawful arrest. [[xcv]] Also, a person who renders assistance to any law enforcement officer who is being hindered in the performance of his official duties or whose life is being endangered by the conduct of any other shall be immune to the same extent as the law enforcement officer from any criminal liability. [[xcvi]].