More than two-dozen states have passed similar Stand Your Ground
laws since Florida adopted the NRA-drafted law in 2005, The Washington Post reported.
Researchers at Texas A&M University studied FBI data to analyse the same 10-year period, and found no evidence that Stand Your Ground
laws deterred crimes like burglary, robbery or aggravated assault.
Generally, a Stand Your Ground
statute eliminates the duty to retreat.
State Stand Your Ground
laws drew national attention and scrutiny following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012.
Michael Band, a criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor explained the Stand Your Ground
law this way to The New York Times: "Whether there was a shotgun is not nearly as important under the law as whether Mr.
Florida was the first state to adopt a stand your ground
law in 2005 in response to the inevitable looting that follows hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Stand Your Ground
laws vary by state regarding the amount of
Stand Your Ground
was shepherded through the Legislature with help from then-state Rep.
It doesn't matter what level you're at, you have got to stand your ground
and fight your corner, especially if you are a woman.
If your bud freaks when you lay, the "honesty is the best policy" deal on her, stand your ground
Chef Antony Worral-Thompson said: 'You didn't stand your ground
TODAY, 27 STATES HAVE STAND YOUR Ground
laws, and additional states have adopted Stand Your Ground
-like doctrines through judicial interpretation.
The likes of BeyoncA[c], Jay Z and even Oprah have been seen rallying for the teen and what they see as an injustice due in large to the Stand Your Ground
Law In Florida.
Agitators are using the Martin shooting to push for the repeal of state Stand Your Ground
and Castle Doctrine laws, "When Rosa Parks was arrested, if we had focused on the bus driver and not on the states' rights law, we would have missed the point," lectured Jesse Jackson, "We must not just settle for Zimmerman, we must repeal the Stand Your Ground
You may stand your ground
and defend yourself or another against a real threat of violence.