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Maryland Lawmaker Introduces 'Stand Your Ground' Bill

Resource: http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/10347
quoted : McDonough is hoping to replace Maryland's "Duty to Retreat" law. The "Duty to Retreat" law says that outside of a person's home, before using deadly force in self defense, he has a duty to retreat or avoid danger if it is within his power to do so.

McDonough's released statement stated "A substantial minority of states have laws imposing the duty to retreat. In my opinion, the duty to retreat is the weakest form of protection for crime victims and their families."

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