GA Weapon Laws

Stand Your Ground/ No Duty to Retreat

Georgia is a “stand your ground state.” This means that a person who uses threats of force or force in defense of them self or others, their home or their property [[xcvii]] has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and use force, including deadly force. [[xcviii]] Someone who justifiably uses threats or force shall be immune from criminal prosecution unless that person uses a weapon that is unlawful to carry or possess. [[xcix]] However, a person is not justified in using force if they provoke the need for the use of force; [[c]] or are attempting to commit, committing, or fleeing after the commission or attempted commission of a felony. [[ci]]