Nearly Half of States Have "Stand Your Ground" Laws Like Florida's

BIRD'S EYE VIEW At least 22 states have self-defense laws relieving individuals of the "duty to retreat" from an attacker before using force against them anywhere they are legally allowed to be, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The laws in at least nine of...

State Net Criminal Law Update: Battle Over 'Stand Your Ground' Heats Up

BATTLE OVER 'STAND YOUR GROUND' HEATS UP: Gun-control advocates — spurred in part by the recent shooting death of a black teen in Florida — have launched what the Rev. Al Sharpton last week called a "spring and summer offensive" to generate support for gun control in general...