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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 09: Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Self-Defense Laws Increase Homicides

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) claims Florida’s stand your ground law results in a higher rate of justifiable homicides as well as homicides overall.