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Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense. … Click to Continue »

How to Negotiate with Your Child: When to Give Choices and When to Stand Your Ground

“I’ll clean my room only if you let Nina come over.” “I’ll eat all my broccoli only if I can... The post How to Negotiate with Your Child: When to Give Choices and When to Stand Your Ground appeared first on Lifehack. To negotiate or not? Only you can decide whether or not to negotiate with your child, but there are some ways to make this soft skill easier for both of you

Communities of Color Need Stand Your Ground Laws

Minnesota desperately needs common sense gun laws – just not the ones you might think. This post Communities of Color Need Stand Your Ground Laws appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use — Even In A ‘Stand Your Ground’ State

Forbes: Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons when they are threatened. More than a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that in Beard v. United States, where […]

Frank Serpico reflects on Knapp Commission, exposing corruption

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Frank Serpico is a name that either makes you stand taller and push your shoulders back with pride or makes you spit on the ground in anger.

Defending the Right to Armed Self-Defense in the Tar Heel State

“Why didn’t you run away?” It was this dreaded question, asked of victims of violent crime who chose to defend themselves and kill their attackers rather than turn tail and run to uncertain safety, that “stand your ground” laws were intended to address. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: FL 'Stand your ground' expansion worries prosecutors; should we be more idle?

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is What would it take for the GOP to dump Trump?  • If Donald Trump manages to serve out his full term, he has 1,344 days left in his prsidency. •  • An Activists’ Calendar of Resistance Events • Indivisible’s...Show More Summary

What America Is Doing About Guns in 2017

This year Republican legislators are trying to expand the Stand Your Ground law in Florida and issue NRA vanity license plates in Washington State.

Deadly Neighbors: Raul Rodriguez shot & killed his neighbor, Kelly Danaher for playing his music too loud; Sentenced to life n prison

Kelly Danaher Self-Defense or Murder? What Drove Man to Kill Neighbor Widow of man shot by neighbor over party breaks down on witness stand Prosecutors Take Another Shot at “Stand Your Ground” Case Self-defense at issue in murder trial Man convicted in ‘stand your ground’ murder retrial Houston man found guilty for second time in […]

You are then transformed into the forest

You are then transformed into the forest, standing in front of the biggest tree you have ever seen. Rain starts to fall. The water soaks into the soil – if you put your head close to the ground you can see the water getting pulled into the root system. At this stage the droplets have […]

This Is For All The Girls Who Stand Their Ground

Who you are is someone to be proud of. The way you stand is something to admire. Your faith and strength, your ability to speak when others are against you—those are powerful traits of a powerful girl.

Timeless Tip Tuesday: King Season Mantra – Stand Your Ground

Whether it’s a choker king fresh from the Dean Channel or that gagger Alaskan Chinook melting away yards of your backing, one thing’s for certain: This is no time for a Junior Varsity track meet. When that mega-king blasts off into hyperdrive—and make no mistake, it will— there’s always the temptation to chase it down, so remember […]

Florida's 'stand your ground' law could get a tweak

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 »

Jordan Davis’s Mother: Don’t Use My Son’s Death To Expand Stand Your Ground

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

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.

New research reveals how to make your (bad) jokes funnier.

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

A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground and Other Questions of Self-Defense

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.

BookTV: Caroline Light on 'Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense'

'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

America's Love Affair With Lethal Self-Defense

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

Even The Photos Of China’s Newest Sky-High Glass Bridge Will Get Your Palms Sweating

Brave visitors stand with only plexiglass between them and the ground, 1,476 feet below

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