To be justified in the use of deadly force in GA, one must have a reasonable expectation of death or serious bodily harm. Letâ€™s take some examples. Feel free to disagree, comment, etc. My intent is to discuss the concept of â€œdisparity of forceâ€ under GA law. I know there are no bright lines when it comes to â€œdisparity of forceâ€ â€“ and thatâ€™s why conversation is important. Example 1. So, itâ€™s only you and me â€“ one on one. We are approximately the same age and size. I punch you in the face and have no weapon. You are not justified in drawing or shooting. In fact, even though I am the aggressor, you can have potential liability for escalating the violence. Example 2. Same as Example 1, but I am 20 and huge. You are 70. â€œDisparity of forceâ€ is likely and you may be justified in using deadly force if, based on that â€œdisparity of forceâ€, you have a reasonable expectation of serious bodily harm. Example 3. Same as Example 2, but you are a 110 pound female. We likely have â€œdisparity of forceâ€. Example 4. [This is the example Iâ€™m most interested in] You are in public with your wife and young children. Two thugs come up to you and your family and begin demanding money and acting like they are about to get physical. Running/retreating is not an option. One of the thugs initiates an attack without weapons on you. â€œDisparity of forceâ€? Example 5. Same as example 4, except youâ€™re alone. Iâ€™ve not researched the case law on â€œdisparity of foreâ€ in GA, but would love to hear any insight.