Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Since implementing the "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida killings with a firearm have gone up 31.6 percent. Gee, who saw that coming?

Courtesy of The Daytona Beach News Journal:

Florida has seen an "abrupt and sustained" increase in killings by firearm since the state's controversial stand your ground law was enacted in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

The monthly rate of homicides by firearm increased 31.6 percent, according to the study. 

The results were to be expected, said Charles Rose, a law professor at Stetson University's College of Law. 

"It's not surprising because when you lessen the standard for self-defense you create more opportunity for the use of deadly force. When you have more opportunity for the use of deadly force you are going to have more fatalities. It's pretty much guaranteed," Rose said.

Florida's stand your ground law was the first in the nation and has been followed by similar laws in other states. The law eliminated the duty to retreat if someone "reasonably believed" that deadly force was necessary to prevent imminent death, great bodily harm or prevent a forcible felony and it protects the shooter both from criminal prosecution and lawsuits. The law drew national attention after George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in 2012 during a confrontation in Sanford. Zimmerman did not depend on the stand your ground law but did claim self-defense and was acquitted by a jury.

Of course the Florida senator who first proposed the law believes the study is flawed, clearly because it does not reach his preconceived conclusions about the law's impact.

However it certainly does not take a statistician to recognize that if more people feel encouraged to shoot first and ask questions later, that they will in fact shoot first and ask questions later.

We are turning into a country of terrified little panty waists who think our go to position when feeling threatened is to utilize deadly force.

Whatever happened to shaping the response to fit the threat?

When I trained it was beaten into my head to ONLY use as much force as necessary to protect myself and incapacitate my attacker.

The very idea of using deadly force was defined as only something to be used in the most dire of circumstances.

These are the guidelines for an appropriate response to aggression.

It is better to walk away than to injure.

Bettter to injure than to maim.

Better to maim than to kill.

And better to kill than to allow innocents to die.

Going immediately to the fourth option is not the response of a brave man. It is the response of a coward.


  1. Anonymous8:39 AM

    This guy and Sara palin:
    When they both think they're beaming the enthusiastic & energetic face, they both look scary and manic as hell. Narcissists canNOT pull off genuine emotional reactions because they're simply not able to. But they think they can, and they think they're foolin ya.

  2. Anonymous9:30 AM


    9 states> hundreds......

  3. Frosty no longer AK9:53 AM

    Maybe you hadn't noticed? Ak has a stand your ground law, even unto blowing them away if stealing outside on your property.

    Read your deadly force law.

  4. Anonymous9:53 AM

    "And better to kill than to allow innocents to die."(and those innocents must be in clear and present danger, not some hypothetical possible future)

    "Going immediately to the fourth option is not the response of a brave man. It is the response of a coward." It is also the response of the paranoid. See above.

  5. Anonymous10:21 AM

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  6. Anonymous10:21 AM

    That is one sick murderer.

  7. Anonymous10:40 AM

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  8. Anonymous11:35 AM

    I know 2 little kids, one is a boy of 4 yrs old and the other is 6 yr old girl, both received guns for Christmas. Real guns. Fucking world is going insane.

  9. Anonymous12:20 PM

    The law has been a godsend for drug dealers and other criminals.


  10. Randall2:45 AM

    Forgive me, but I'm always suspicious of statistics that show me the percentage without showing me the actual numbers.
    Were there 3 killings before the law and 4 after?
    That would be an increase of about 30% even though it is "only" one more.
    Or were there 1000 before and now it's 1310?
    Now THAT would be significant!
    Same percentage, HUGE difference.
    Show me the numbers.
    What are the numbers?


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