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NJ Self Defense Law and Citizen Use of Force

  • Garden State Shooting Center 1955 Swarthmore Avenue Lakewood Township, NJ, 08701 United States (map)

This course is to assist citizens in understanding NJ self-defense law, whether armed or unarmed, in or out of the home. Knowledge of use of force is important to guide citizens to act in accordance with the state law during a defensive encounter. There are certain elements and conditions that must be met to make one eligible for a use of force justification. The totality of the circumstance for every incident differs but there are general rules one may use to guide them to limit criminal liability.


The topics covered in this training are:

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

5 Elements of Self Defense

NJ Self Defense Law

Use of Force in Self Protection

Defense of Others

Defense of Property

Interacting with Police

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