Tag: Stand Your Ground

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, …

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.

Jennifer Deasy holds her Colt Government .380 caliber pistol at the target range at Niagara Gun Range in North Tonawanda, N.Y., Thursday June 26, 2008. Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the justices' first-ever pronouncement on the meaning of gun rights under …

Veto Override Makes Missouri Newest ‘Stand Your Ground’ State

On September 14 Missouri’s Republican lawmakers overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of SB 656 and made Missouri the newest “Stand Your Ground” state. Breitbart News previously reported that the veto override also abolished permitting requirements for law-abiding citizens who wish

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Iowa May Get ‘Stand Your Ground’ Legislation

Iowa state senator Rick Bertrand (R-Dist. 7) is pushing legislation to change the state’s current self-defense laws to included a “Stand Your Ground” provision.

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Survivor of Home Invasion: ‘I Was Against Guns, and Now I Carry’

Nearly 18 years ago, Susan Gonzalez heard a noise at her front door and began walking toward it just before the door was literally kicked off the hinges from the outside. Two masked men lunged into the house, opening fire on Gonzalez and her husband.

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Stand Your Ground Laws: An Antidote for Baltimore-Style Riots

Videos of rioters wreaking havoc in Baltimore and photos of them risking the lives of innocents by punching, throwing objects, and, in one instance, drawing back a knife with which to stab a bystander were reminders that Stand Your Ground laws are an antidote for brazen in-your-face attacks on city streets.

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The Atlantic: Armed Law-Abiding Citizens Undercut The Rule Of Law

On April 1 The Atlantic published a column claiming armed law-abiding citizens undercut the rule and put police officers in greater danger. The Atlantic tried to substantiate these claims by suggesting guns outside the home, via concealed and/or open carry,

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MSNBC Host Hopes Trayvon Martin ‘Whooped the Sh*t Out of George Zimmerman’

On February 23 Cornell University held an event to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry was the guest speaker, and during her speech she took time to say she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the sh*t out of George Zimmerman” before Zimmerman shot him in self-defense.

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Texas Appeals Court Orders Retrial In ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting

On December 18 the 1st Texas Court of Appeals ruled that Raul Rodriquez will receive another trial because jurors rejected his “stand your ground” defense in 2012. The Court believes Rodriquez’s defense may have been rejected because of “confusing” instructions