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The title references "use of force in defense of habitation". But the body also references 16-3-21 and 16-3-24

Q: Does 51-11-9 apply outside a habitation?

O.C.G.A. § 51-11-9
Immunity from civil liability for threat or use of force in defense of habitation

A person who is justified in threatening or using force against another under the provisions of Code Section 16-3-21, relating to the use of force in defense of self or others, Code Section 16-3-23, relating to the use of force in defense of a habitation, or Code Section 16-3-24, relating to the use of force in defense of property other than a habitation, has no duty to retreat from the use of such force and shall not be held liable to the person against whom the use of force was justified or to any person acting as an accomplice or assistant to such person in any civil action brought as a result of the threat or use of such force.
 

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Sure.
The title or caption to a law is not the law itself.
The law comes from the body of the statute.
 

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See OCGA 1-1-7, I think it is.
 

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Thx. I thought so, but my legal education is limiteg to what you et.al. have been gracious enough to share.

Next question: Does this preclude family members from bringing suit? If so, what language addresses that?
 
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