by Nicole Flatow Posted on December 8, 2014 Updated: December 8, 2014
"If the court rules the state's got the burden, I think it's going to open the door for a lot of lawyers to use the immunity statute that were not using it."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on October 14, 2014 Updated: October 15, 2014
“We believe that applying the statute so that its reach into our homes and personal relationships is inconsistent with (its) wording and intent.”
by Nicole Flatow Posted on October 1, 2014
Michael Dunn's fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, says the last thing she heard him say was, “I hate that thug music.”
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 12, 2014
One former military officer testified that Stand Your Ground laws are more lenient than deadly force policies for members of the military in combat zones.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 1, 2014
“The Stand Your Ground statute makes no exception from the immunity because Brown may have been walking away from Thriemer at the time the deadly force was used."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on June 24, 2014 Updated: June 24, 2014
The bill to expand Florida’s notorious Stand Your Ground law became law Friday, after Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure that immunizes individuals who fire or point a gun in self-defense or as a “warning” from criminal penalty.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 7, 2014
If you sneak into a baseball game, anyone with a ticket might shoot you.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 2, 2014
A 2009 NRA-backed expansion of Montana's law makes it easier for the shooter to claim self-defense.
by Carimah Townes Posted on April 22, 2014
George Zimmerman was a self-appointed neighborhood watch coordinator when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on April 11, 2014
Critics say it could be the first step along the path to granting fetuses personhood.