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"Stand Your Ground" Laws

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American Bar Association Creates National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL: January 31, 2013.

Armed Intruder Who Shot Homeowner Argues 'Stand Your Ground' Defense, Rebecca Leber, Think Progress, July 17, 2013. Copyright © 2005-2013 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Does Strengthening Self-Defense Laws Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine, Cheng Cheng and Mark Hoekstra, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: 2012.

Is There Racial Bias in "Stand Your Ground" Laws?, Sarah Childress, FRONTLINE, PBS, July 31, 2012. Copyright © 1995-2012 WGBH Educational Foundation.

Many killers who go free with Florida 'stand your ground' law have history of violence, Kameel Stanley and Connie Humburg, Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL: July 21, 2012. Copyright © 1996-2012 Tampa Bay Times.

Marissa Alexander Case in Spotlight After Zimmerman Trial, Billy Kenber, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: July 15, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Washington Post.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Urban League, VoteVets Release Report Showing 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Have Increased Homicides and Complicated Prosecutions, National Urban League, Everytown for Gun Safety and VoteVets.org, September 16, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Urban League and VoteVets.org. Review report.

Miami judge rules Florida's new Stand-Your-Ground law is unconstitutional, David Ovalle, Miami Herald, July 3, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Miami Herald Media Co.

No firm ground on whether states' self-defense laws reduce violence, Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau, The Wichita Eagle, Washington, DC: July 17, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Wichita Eagle.

NRA Isn't Budging in Post-Verdict 'Stand Your Ground' Standoff, Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA: July 17, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Los Angeles Times.

Outrage is Rising, in Florida and Nationally, Against "Stand Your Ground", John Nichols, The Nation, Moyers & Company, July 17, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Public Affairs Television Inc.

Prosecuted for Standing Her Ground, Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast, July 19, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Newsweek / Daily Beast Company LLC. 

Prosecutors Claim South Carolina's Stand Your Ground Law Doesn't Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors, Feminist News, October 16, 2014.  Copyright © 2014 Feminist Majority Foundation.

Self Defense Statutes, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, Arlington, VA: May 2012.  

Shoot First, National Urban League, Everytown for Gun Safety and VoteVets.org, September 2013. Copyright © 2013 Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Urban League and VoteVets.org. Read news release.

Stand Your Ground Laws and Homicides, Chandler McClellan and Erdal Tekin, IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 6705, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, DE: July 2012.  

Why Isn't NRA Arguing Trayvon Martin Tragedy Could Have Been Averted if Only He had a Gun?, David Harris Gershon, Daily Kos, July 16, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Kos Media, LLC.



 

 


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