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    Does virginia have"castle" laws?

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    I am unaware of any "Castle Law" statute - the general assembly rejected one last year.

    However, according to a GWU law professor at the recent Second Amendment Symposium at GMU, only 2 states have a duty to retreat inside one's home, and VA is not one of them.

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    how safe woudl a Virginia resident be in defending themselves from attack? at their home, on the job, in thier car?



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    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    how safe woudl a Virginia resident be in defending themselves from attack? at their home, on the job, in thier car?

    Safer then allowing yourself to be attacked.

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    cs9c1 wrote:
    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    how safe woudl a Virginia resident be in defending themselves from attack? at their home, on the job, in thier car?

    Safer then allowing yourself to be attacked.
    heh... I meant from legal reprecussions.

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    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    heh... I meant from legal reprecussions.
    Yeah, I kind of figured that. But my answer is still the same. If I am attacked with deadly force or bodily injury, I plan on returning the favor. I will have to let the lawyers clean up the mess. Most of the cases here in Virginia favor your right to defend yourself, but you never know.

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