\" \" \"Stand Your Ground\" laws are legal justification for self-defense from perceived threats against an individual, including the use of deadly force. AdvertisementAdvertisementBut what are \"Stand Your Ground\" laws, and where do they come from? According to Giffords Law Center, 29 states have Stand Your Ground laws of some form or another. Light offers that there are a host of underlying roots to the development of Stand Your Ground laws, most of them stemming from racial and gender issues. Stand Your Ground laws are the selective expansion of the Castle Doctrine, but only for certain people; one that's written for everyone, but not adjudicated for everyone.