After ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Firearm Homicides Rose

After ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Firearm Homicides Rose

November 2016

After the “stand your ground” law was implemented, Florida firearm homicides jumped about 30%. Douglas Wiebe, senior author of this widely reported study, comments, “We know of no other event abrupt or gradual that happened around the same time that could help explain why we see such an abrupt and sustained increase.”

Authors: 

David K. Humphreys, PhD; Antonio Gasparrini, PhD; Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD

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