Are you living in a 'Stand Your Ground' state?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Ranger-6, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Ranger-6

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  2. PlaysWithZombies

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    I'm in PA so no castle doctrine, but we do have the stand your ground law.
    According to that link we're also not required to attempt a retreat if possible, i'll have to look into that.
     

  3. dog2000tj

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    whether it is spelled out in law or not, I will not lay down and be a victim :cool:

    I was surprised to see Colorado and Maryland have SYG laws. Even more surprised to see VT has a requirement to retreat in certain situations :eek: though reading the statue it seems that self defense is justifiable :confused:
     
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  4. Retaks

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    Umm...... IM pretty sure we do have a Castle Doctrine in PA now. I could be wrong here but im 90% sure we do have one in place that covers your home and property.
     
  5. Tackleberry1

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    Washington has neither but our Supreme Court has upheld self defense slayings and the case law reads pretty close to stand your ground laws.

    I'd personally still rather retreat "if it's a option" but if given no choice I'll certainly reduce the gremlin population and take my chances in court. Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

    Tack
     
  6. PlaysWithZombies

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    Really? I hadn't heard about it. When did that happen?
     
  7. Ranger-6

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    By an overwhelming majority (161-35) the Pennsylvania State House approved a “Stand Your Ground” measure, which allows the use of deadly force anywhere you feel you are in grave danger, without having to retreat.

    http://www.alphecca.com/?p=190
     
  8. silverado113

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    Yeah the great state of Iowa needs to hurry up and fix their deadly force laws!
     
  9. canebrake

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    I live in Florida, what do you think?

    Gov. Scott has opened an investigation into this law.

    Just when I thought I had picked a gun friendly state the ugly underbelly of the libretards rears it's political head! :mad:
     
  10. Bear304inc

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    As of now Va is a retreat state, castle doctrine laws passed but not in effect until june or july.
     
  11. fmj

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    You Betcha!! The great state of IN is very gun friendly and very anti scum bag and very pro property rights.

    There IS a reason we have a relatively low violent crime rate (relative to bordering states with less gun friendly laws...IL, MI, OH)

    HIGHLY suprised to see IL has castle doctrine!!
     
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  12. griffin81

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    Arkansas needs to get it together, we should be a stand your ground state by now.

    play the victim, be the victim
     
  13. Todd_

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    I LIVE in Illinois and was unaware. After reading the statute, it's good to know that as long as the intrusion is violent or I believe they are here to commit a felony (hello rape card) I can use force up to deadly force to defend myself and my family. That's great, I"m glad to see Illinois stepping up and allowing its citizens to defend themselves.
     
  14. Mack Bolan

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    you and me both.

    i am patiently looking for a nice farm prop in indiana though, that is as sure as the taxes i pay. :)
     
  15. paintsplat

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    Mn says you can stand your ground inside your home. Anywhere else you have to retreat. We almost had a stand your ground state but the gov vetoed it
     
  16. Retaks

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  17. PlaysWithZombies

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  18. Retaks

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    I missed it too. My cousin told me about it a few months ago.
     
  19. dog2000tj

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    so you are either a really effeminate looking man or like to dress up as a woman inside your home? :rolleyes:


    I keed, I keed :p
     
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  20. JonM

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    there is a price to pay for attracting all the old socialist to florida that kept fdr in office for life... heh