Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium

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In More than 200 Stand-Your-Ground Cases in Florida:


 

The effects of Florida’s 2005 stand-your-ground law in over 200 cases (a majority of them fatal) were examined by the Tampa Bay Times through 2014. It reported that the law’s chief beneficiaries were “those with records of crime and violence.”

Since 2005, more than half the states in the U.S. have enacted robust stand-your-ground laws. They have failed to deter crime or improve safety. Read our analysis.
 

 

 

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