"Stand Your Ground", "Line in the Sand", or "No Duty to Retreat" laws thus state that a person has no duty or other requirement to abandon a place in which he has a right to be, or to give up ground to an assailant.
More than 30 states have some form of "Stand Your Ground" laws.
A stand-your-ground law is a justification in a criminal case, whereby a defendant
can "stand ... The states that have legislatively adopted stand-your-ground laws
are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona,...
Many states have enacted so-called stand your ground laws that remove the duty
to retreat before using force in self-defense. Florida passed the first such law in ...
“Shoot first” laws (also known as “stand your ground” laws) gained national
attention .... Since 2005, twenty-six states, including Florida, have adopted shoot
May 28, 2015 ... Thirty-three states have adopted some form of Stand Your Ground law, according
to the American Bar Association. Ten states have introduced ...
Forty-six states have enacted "stand your ground" laws as of September 2014,
notes Wikipedia. These states include West Virginia, South Carolina, Oklahoma,
Nov 16, 2016 ... Second, the study contrasts Florida's Stand Your Ground law with a set of four
purportedly non–Stand Your Ground states. One of the four ...
Jun 27, 2014 ... In non-stand-your-ground states, when you face such threats outside your home (
and, in some states, your business), you can only use deadly ...
In many states, it is legal to stay in your own home and protect yourself or others
that reside there. In some situations, this may allow potential victims extreme ...
Dec 8, 2016 ... Stand Your Ground laws give everyday, untrained citizens more leeway to shoot
than the United States military gives soldiers in war zones.