An attack on your or your family in your home, or even just around town, can be a jarring experience. In the moment, no one should have to think about the repercussions of defending themselves from such an attack.

This infographic describes what your rights to defend yourself and your relatives in your home are. The specific laws vary from state to state and often change but in all states the occupant has the right to defend themselves and any third party occupants of the home.

According to the infographic, there are two home defense laws. First, the Castle doctrine allow you to defend with no duty to retreat if attacked in the home. On the other hand, the Stand your Ground doctrine is no regard to the location of the attack. Besides, the infographic provides ten affordable methods of protection such as adding deadbolts to exterior doors, installing motion sensor lights and getting a dog.



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