The map is updated and now clickable! Thanks to Instapundit for the link. This map is intended for use as a summary. Please see our disclaimer below.* We used multiple sources to update our map** but the very best resource we found is the book by Mitch Vilos Self Defense Laws of All 50 States. This book is required reading for anybody who carries a weapon. Many states have complex laws. We highlighted those states when you Click for Summary on the map. Click on Your State for a Summary
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*DISCLAIMER-This map is intended only for use as a summary. We used extensive research to make it as complete and up to date as possible, but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information. Do not rely on this map, or any other online resource as your final source for self defense information. SHARE To put this map on your web site, just highlight, and copy and paste the HTML code below: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND consulting a criminal defense attorney in your state BEFORE threatening or using deadly force. A few hundred dollars spent initially can save you thousands of dollars later, as well as help keep you out of prison. Be careful with advice from friends or even firearms instructors for your information. Always back up any information you receive with a visit to an attorney. Below is our original Stand Your Ground infographic. It contains a lot of errors that have been fixed in the map above, but we've left it in this blog post 1st as a point of reference and 2nd because below the map contains statistics that we want to keep showing. The topic of Stand Your Ground Gun Laws has been in the news a lot in recent months due to all the media coverage given to the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case. Because of this, we decided to take it upon ourselves to put together an infographic that breaks down exactly what the Stand Your Ground Gun Laws include, Where different states fall with regards to adoption of these laws, and some additional stats related to firearm related violence. We hope you enjoy this graphic and share it with your friends! Click Image to Enlarge>> Stand Your Ground Gun Laws by State Infographic Click Image to Enlarge>> **Sources: State Statutes from the various states laws Book: Self Defense Laws of all 50 states by Mitch Vilos