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Surprise! Lots Of People Invoking ‘Stand Your Ground’ Are Violent Criminals

Let’s be slightly kind up front: when the stand-your-ground legislative movement was belched forth from the NRA’s lobbying shop, the people who backed it no doubht had visions of armed citizens heroically fighting off dastardly attackers when the police couldn’t. Probably they had spent a lot of time at the firing range, with their legally acquired, well-cared-for firearms, fantasizing about pumping lead into that guy who had mugged them and they had felt in fear of their lives, because they had been unarmed. But sometimes — and here we do not mean to shock your tender sensibilities — sometimes legislation does not produce the results its framers intend! For instance, Florida’s stand your ground law has resulted in not only any number of heroic rescues of innocents (we’re sure these are lovingly detailed on the NRA’s website, go Google it yourself) but also a bunch of dudes with shady pasts and criminal records and guns shooting other people, who themselves are pretty shady! Has stand-your-ground just legalized sketchy people shooting each other? Looks that way! Read more on Surprise! Lots Of People Invoking ‘Stand Your Ground’ Are Violent Criminals…