Homicides Up 7% in 'Stand Your Ground' States

Analysis found no deterrence of crime

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 3, 2013 9:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Whatever the merits of "Stand Your Ground" laws, they appear to increase homicides by at least 7%, reports NPR. It cites a Texas A&M study of the 23 states that have enacted "Stand Your Ground" laws since 2005. Researchers looked at the...   Read full story »


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