Jim Keenan: a civil suit is still a possibility
Not in GA (supposedly).
A person who is justified in threatening or using force against another under the provisions of Code Section 16-3-21 or 16-3-23, relating to the use of force in defense of self or others or defense of a habitation, respectively, shall not be held liable in any civil action brought as a result of the threat or use of such force."
Here's the entire page:
And if you are really and truly justified that's how it should
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