The wording of each state's laws will vary, but typically require you to have the right to be at a location.
State self-defense laws may also overlap, but generally fall into three general categories: Note: Some states have adopted stand your ground-like doctrines through judicial interpretation of their self-defense laws -- but they are not included on this list.
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Many states have enacted so-called stand your ground laws that remove the duty to retreat before using force in self-defense.
Florida passed the first such law in 2005, generally allowing people to stand their ground instead of retreating if they reasonably believe doing so will "prevent death or great bodily harm." Other states followed with laws specifically affirming one's right to defend themselves, even outside of their homes and with deadly force if necessary.