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26 US States Have Stand Your Ground Laws

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.

BEFORE AFTER

2000-2005 2006-2010



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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26 US States Have Stand Your Ground Laws

shared by lisamahapatra on Sep 09, 2013 in Politics

26 US States Have Stand Your Ground Laws

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“Stand Your Ground” laws, also known as “Shoot First” laws, shield individuals who use deadly force to injure or kill, provided that the shooter can convince a judge that he or she had a reaso...
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