24 States Have 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Trayvon Martin shooting brings them renewed attention

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 25, 2012 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has brought renewed scrutiny to Florida's "stand your ground" law on self-defense. In many states, a person who feels threatened in a public place is legally obligated to attempt to flee before deadly force can be used....   Read full story »


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