STAND YOUR GROUND
FLORIDA AND THE 25 OTHER U.S. STATES THAT HAVE ﾊﾗﾓSHOOT FIRSTﾊﾗﾝ LAWS:
MT ND NH SD WI MI IN OH PA NV UT KS MO KY WV AZ TX OK TN NC LA MS AL GA SC AK FL
NO SPECIFIC "SHOOT FIRST" LAWS
"SHOOT FIRST" APPLIES ONLY IF SHOOTER IS IN A VEHICLE
COMPREHENSIVE ﾊﾗﾓSHOOT FIRST" LEGISLATION
WA OR ID CA IL VA NM
SEVEN ADDITIONAL STATES PERMIT THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE IN PUBLIC WITH NO DUTY TO RETREAT THROUGH A COMBINATION OF STATUTES, JUDICIAL DECISIONS
AND/OR JURY INSTRUCTIONS.
Unlike Florida-style "Shoot First" laws, protections established in these states would not enable a shooter to escape liability in a pretrial hearing nor prevent law enforcement from arresting a shooter without probable cause that the force used was unlawful.
IN FLORIDA, IN THE FIVE YEARS AFTER ﾊﾗﾓSHOOT FIRSTﾊﾗﾝ LEGISLATION WAS PASSED IN 2005, THE NUMBER OF ﾊﾗﾓJUSTIFIABLEﾊﾗﾝ HOMICIDES PER YEAR TRIPLED.
From 2000 to 2005, prosecutors declared "justifiable" 12 killings by private citizens each year, on average, according to Washington Post analysis of FBI data.
From 2006 to 2010, prosecutors declared "justifiable"
36 killings by private citizens each year, on average, according to Washington Post analysis of FBI data.
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