Defense of Others

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What does defense of others mean?

defense of others – You can defend people when you have an honest and reasonable belief that force is necessary to protect from actual or threatened harm, and you defend with no more force than reasonably necessary. You can only use deadly force as reasonably necessary to prevent deadly force. Normally, if safe retreat is available, you cannot use deadly force, unless you’re in your home or business, and someone is breaking in.

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