Stand Your Ground

Stand your ground laws allow armed individuals who believe they are in imminent danger to use deadly force under certain circumstances, without first attempting to retreat from the danger. Stand your ground laws remove the obligation to retreat. States with stand your ground laws differ on whether the law applies to instances involving lethal force, with some states retaining the duty to retreat when lethal force is involved and others removing the duty to retreat under all circumstances.

Which States Have Stand Your Ground Laws?
The following states have “stand your ground” laws specifying that there is no duty to retreat from a place in which a person is lawfully present.

States with Stand Your Ground Laws

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