Stand Your Ground Self Defense Laws

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CNN surprisingly gives a thorough overview of “Stand Your Ground Laws.”  Arguably, the Trayvon Martin incident brought the “Stand your Ground” self defense laws into the public view.  However, the law is not understood by most people.  The following is a good definition.

Generally, “stand your ground” laws allow people to respond to threats or force without fear of criminal prosecution.
Most self-defense laws state that a person under threat of physical injury has a “duty to retreat.” If after retreating the threat continues, the person may respond with force. Everything you need to know about

Read more…at CNN.com

Personal Thoughts

“Stand Your Ground Laws” don’t require you to retreat when you are in danger.  However, just because you don’t have to, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attempt to retreat first.  You may be able to be able to claim self-defense. However, you likely will be arrested if you are in a “Trayvon Martin” type of shooting.  So, it is still best to avoid confrontation. However, it is nice to know that you forced to confront s and use deadly force, the law will be on your side.