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|A new 'shoot first' or 'stand your ground' law took effect in GA allowing residents to use deadly force to respond to threats in public places with no duty to retreat. The law, which easily passed through the GOP-controlled state legislature, also frees shooters who act in self-defense from all civil liability. Aside from GA, AL, IN, KY, MS and SD all have adopted similar laws, and like bills are pending in 16 other states.|
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