Strengthening “Stand Your Ground” In Florida

The Florida House and Senate have identical bills moving through their respective chambers to clarify the Sunshine State’s “Stand Your Ground” law (SYG).

“Stand Your Ground” Benefits The Vulnerable In Society

AWR Hawkins explores Stand Your Ground laws and the move in Florida to strengthen the law in that state.

No, Everytown, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Not Dangerous

On Monday, Everytown’s Lucy McBath slammed Stand Your Ground laws in an opinion piece in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. In an emotional lead, she related how her son’s killer attempted to use Florida’s Stand Your Ground law as a defense for his actions.

Countering Democrats’ Attack On Stand Your Ground

For those outside the regular confines of the debate over armed self-defense, Stand Your Ground laws can be confusing, and are perceived—wrongly—as provocative.

“Stand Your Ground” Study Found Groundless

Andrew Branca at Legal Insurrection deftly dissected a “study” purporting to have found racial bias in the application of Florida’s Stand Your Ground (SYG) law.

Florida Governor Signs Enhanced “Stand Your Ground” Legislation

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law important self-defense legislation enhancing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Hillary Clinton Calls For Stand Your Ground Laws To Be “Rewritten”

Hillary Clinton criticized “Stand Your Ground” laws, which allow lawful citizens in imminent danger of death or grave bodily harm to meet force with force against criminal attack.

Former NRA President Responds To Florida Judge’s “Stand Your Ground” Ruling

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch issued a ruling that Florida’s new law easing the burden of proof on the defendant in “Stand Your Ground” self-defense cases is unconstitutional. “As a matter of constitutional separation of powers, that procedure cannot be legislatively modified,” Hirsch wrote.

Michigan Legislators Assault “Stand Your Ground” Law

A group of Democrats in the Michigan state senate have begun attempting to repeal the 2006 Self Defense Act.

Iowa Activists Gather Signatures For “Stand Your Ground” Law

State Sen. Rick Bertrand has proposed legislation to protect those forced to use a firearm in self-defense.

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