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    Does your state have, or are they considering passing a "Stand Your Ground" law that will allow you to defend yourself in a public place if threatend and thereby get rid of the "duty to retreat" law?

    Check out this article. It's pretty good and it has a map at the end showing what states are considering replacing "duty to retreat" with "stand your ground" laws.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0224/p02s01-usju.html
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    PA is under consideration. But, a good lawyer will take care of semantics.

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    Wyoming is currently considering a "stand your ground" law that apparently just reenforces Wyoming case law, namely that citizens have the right to defend themselves in their home. Originally, the law was "no retreat" in public areas, but apparently that was modified. We'll see how the vote comes out, but its largely a show vote, since case law already says the same thing.

    And since this is Wyoming, we've got someone else proposing a bill that citizens can concealed carry without going through the permitting process. The state CCW will remain in effect so that if you get licensed you can carry in states that have reciprocity.

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    I'm glad to see so many states considering this. It's about time we took steps to make the laws favor the victims rather than the criminals.
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    Good article. Thanks for posting it, CC. About time we saw a little common sense in government!

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    Currently Texas has reciprocity with 27 other states. Jsut for fun see:

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/adminis...eciprocity.htm

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    Default Re: "Stand Your Ground?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    Does your state have, or are they considering passing a "Stand Your Ground" law that will allow you to defend yourself in a public place if threatend and thereby get rid of the "duty to retreat" law?

    Check out this article. It's pretty good and it has a map at the end showing what states are considering replacing "duty to retreat" with "stand your ground" laws.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0224/p02s01-usju.html
    California has no such law however, It is inherent in the way the laws are written that a person who is 'assaulted' 'has no duty to retreat.'
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    there are a hand full of states that dont require a permit, this is why some are recipracating states.. i know vermont is one of them...

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    While Maryland is on the list to change the law, I won't hold my breath. There is a long standing tradition of protecting criminals and other deadbeats in this state. Afterall, the criminals are just misunderstood. Heaven forbid if one has to protect themselves in this liberal utopia.

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