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Study Shows What Happens When You Legalize Vigilante ‘Self-Defense’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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One of Florida's most controversial laws may be linked to a significant increase in homicides.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) led by the University of Oxford, found the "Stand Your Ground" law – which allows people to use force, even deadly force in case of self-defense – may have contributed to a “24 percent rise in monthly homicide from 2005 to 2014 and 31.6 percent increase in firearms-related homicide in the Sunshine State.”

Ed.: Self-defense isn't vigilantism.
 

Comment by: MarkHamTownsend (11/17/2016)
"Self-defense isn't vigilantism."

Indeed. This article appears to conflate justifiable homiscide with unjustified homicides, thus the clueless reader will simply leave with the impression that the SYG laws increase murder rates.
A little less hysteria and more clarity is called for.
Any death is a tragedy, but we have to understand that a self-defense shooting is justifiable because an innocent person is defending his (or HER!!!!) life against mortal violence.
 

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