Will Arkansas Become the 37th Stand-Your-Ground State?

Although it’s often reported that only a minority of somewhat odd (usually “racist”) states can be described as stand-your-ground jurisdictions, in fact the large majority of states do not impose a legal duty to retreat on persons otherwise acting in lawful self-defense.

Several of these have transitioned from duty-to-retreat to stand-your-ground since the hubbub over stand-your-ground that inappropriately arose over the legal doctrine during the trial of George Zimmerman. No state in recent years has moved from stand-your-ground to duty-to-retreat.

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