Susan L. Ruth
August 28, 2013
Last week a Baltimore County lawmaker announced that he plans to introduce legislation during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly to bring a “Stand Your Ground Law” to the state.
Del. Pat McDonough says that it is time to reverse state laws that he believes do not protect innocent people.
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.