The Florida Senate passed a bill that would tweak the state's "stand your ground" law to make it clear residents don't have to be attacked before using force against someone … Click to Continue »
The Florida House on Wednesday passed a bill that would force the state to prove a shooter acted unlawfully before it brings a case to trial, the author writes.
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We've all been there: you tell a joke, only to have it fall flat, leaving you standing there in the dead silence wishing the ground would just swallow you up. Well, these scientists must have experienced this as well, because they designed a series of experiments to determine the best way to save a joke. Show More Summary
Misinformation about self-defense rights and laws is what has sparked major debate over the misapplication of lethal force in civilian communities. This post A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground and Other Questions of Self-Defense appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
'Caroline Light, director of undergraduate studies in the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University, offers a critical examination of stand-your-ground laws, now adopted in thirty-three states, and how the gun rights movement has emboldened DIY self-defense. Show More Summary
An interest in gun rights has spread to African American, Jewish, LGBTQ, and other minority communities, but there's a deeper legislative and cultural issue to address. The following is an excerpt from the new book Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense by Caroline E. Show More Summary
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Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law could get even worse today, with state legislators expected to pass an expansion to “ make the bar exceptionally high for prosecutors to prove that a person unlawfully killed in an alleged act of self-defense.”...Show More Summary
Florida lawmakers are on the cusp of expanding the state's controversial Stand Your Ground gun law in a radical new way. Stand Your Ground allows people to use deadly force rather than retreat from a threatening altercation if they "reasonably believe" their lives are endangered. Show More Summary
A new bill that puts the burden on prosecutors to prove that the defense doesn’t apply is expected to pass the state legislature.
If the bill is passed, it will be up to prosecutors to prove that the law does not apply when a suspect says he was defending himself.
'In Florida, the "Stand Your Ground" law allows people to use deadly force when they fear death or great bodily harm. It's one of many similar laws that exist in about half of U.S. states. It was the 2012 killing of black teen Trayvon Martin that brought these laws into the national spotlight, but their origins can be traced back to Colonial times. Show More Summary
Courthouse News Service reports: A Florida judge on Friday rejected the “Stand Your Ground” defense of a retired police officer who must now stand trial for the fatal shooting of fellow moviegoer who angered him by texting before the main feature began. Show More Summary
A Florida judge on Friday denied a "stand your ground" defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater over texting, which means … Click to Continue »
Lawyers for Curtis Reeves Jr. argued that he was in imminent danger when he shot a man who had been texting in the movie theater. But the judge ruled that surveillance video suggested otherwise.
A former Tampa, Fla. police captain charged with second-degree murder will now stand trial. Curtis Reeves was charged with the 2014 fatal shooting of Chad Oulson in a movie theater after an argument ensued over texting. Reeves claims he shot Oulson in self-defense. Show More Summary
Florida man invoked the controversial defense in the fatal 2014 shooting of a fellow moviegoer after an argument over texting
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Republican lawmakers in Minnesota want to remove permitting requirements to carry a gun and create a "stand your ground" law with pair of bills that a House committee heard Wednesday. … Click to Continue »