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Steven Perez
The 23 States That Have Sweeping Self-Defense Laws Just Like Florida’s - ProPublica - http://www.propublica.org/article...
The 23 States That Have Sweeping Self-Defense Laws Just Like Florida’s - ProPublica
"Most states have long allowed the use of reasonable force, sometimes including deadly force, to protect oneself inside one’s home — the so-called Castle Doctrine. Outside the home, people generally still have a “duty to retreat” from an attacker, if possible, to avoid confrontation. In other words, if you can get away and you shoot anyway, you can be prosecuted. In Florida, there is no duty to retreat. You can “stand your ground” outside your home, too. Florida is not alone. Twenty-three other states now allow people to stand their ground. Most of these laws were passed after Florida’s. (A few states never had a duty to retreat to begin with.)" - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
tl;dr: There is almost a 50/50 chance you live in a state with a similar law like Florida's. - Steven Perez
I just read the Texas law, it also prevents civil lawsuits. - Greg GuitarBuster
MN Gov Dayton just vetoed the MN Republican version of "Stand your Ground" We do have "shall issue" permits to legally carry a firearm outside our homes and our case law is based on "duty to retreat" (if possible) - WarLord