Stand Your Ground laws coincide with jump in justifiable-homicide cases

At least 35 states, including Pennsylvania, have expanded their Castle Doctrines to include the Stand Your Ground law. As a result, the number of justifiable homicides since 2005 have gone up.

 

At least 35 states, including Pennsylvania, have expanded their Castle Doctrines to include the Stand Your Ground law. As a result, the number of justifiable homicides since 2005 have gone up.

When Billy Kuch knocked on the wrong door, he had a cigarette in one hand and a shirt in the other. The homeowner, Gregory Stewart, stepped outside, stood his ground, fired a round from his semiautomatic into Kuch’s chest, and in the eyes of the state of Florida, committed no crime.

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