The Act clarifies and amends the Georgia law regarding the justifiable use of deadly force and duty to retreat. Its purposes are to extend the protections of the castle doctrine beyond one's home, vehicle and business to anywhere one has the legal right to be; to codify explicitly Georgia's position on the duty to retreat; and to protect those standing their ground from criminal prosecution and liability.
Georgia State University Law Review,
CRIMES AND OFFENSES Defenses to Criminal Prosecutions: Provide That Person Who Is Attacked Has No Duty to Retreat; Provide Immunity from Prosecution,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol23/iss1/7