What South Carolina's castle doctrine means for you

Charleston City Paper | April 2, 2012
In South Carolina, your home is your castle. So is your car, and so is your business. Under the state’s interpretation of the “castle doctrine,” as amended in 2006, civilians are allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves, but they have to meet certain requirements. Basically, if you are out in a neighborhood or in another public place, you are on shaky legal ground if you pull out a weapon.

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