Stand Your Ground Laws
Florida passed the nation’s first stand your ground law back in 2005, which generally allows people to “stand their ground” and defending themselves instead of retreating if they feel it will “prevent death or great bodily harm.” In 2012, the law received a lot of media attention following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Other states followed with laws specifically affirming one’s right to defend themselves, even outside of their homes and with deadly force if necessary. But gun laws go beyond just so-called stand your ground statutes. Florida has a 3-day waiting period (excluding weekends and holidays) to purchase a gun.