Stand Your Ground

Florida Senate “Stand Your Ground” panel advocates for lawsuits against people who lawfully defend themselves

The Orlando Sentinel reports that an ad hoc Florida state Senate panel, drawn together specifically to advocate changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, has emerged to announce that there should be changes to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The key change sought by the panel is to impose limits on the immunity from civil …

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AUDIO: Andrew’s Appearance on NRA’s Cam & Co. show

Hey folks, On August 21, 2013 I was lucky enough to be an in-studio guest of Cam Edwards on the NRA’s Cam & Co. show.  We talked about the George Zimmerman trial, the Florida sheriffs’ unanimous support of Stand Your Ground, the current state of gun freedom in the United States, and of course my …

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Efforts to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Falter, Fail . . . Backfire?

Hey folks, The much ballyhooed efforts to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in Florida have suffered an ignominious and well-deserved death. An enormous and bi-partisan majority of Florida legislators —72%– this week overwhelmingly declined to hold a special session for the purpose of even debating the repeal of SYG. For my full analysis on …

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Houston Gas Station Shooting: SYG or not? Break it Down with AOJ

Hungry for another claimed example of a deadly Stand-Your-Ground defensive encounter, the mainstream media has seized upon the gas-station shooting death of a black man by a rifle-armed woman, also black, this past Sunday in Houston. Video of the encounter was captured by the gas station’s security cameras, both inside the enclosed portion of the …

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Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal application of the doctrine (for more on this, see here: Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community). Those denouncing Stand-Your-Ground characterize it as something “new,” a misguided initiative adopted in recent years by …

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The Marissa Alexander Case Wasn’t About “Stand-Your-Ground” Either

Hey folks, By now some of you may have heard about the Marissa Alexander case in Florida. Many people are trying to twist the facts of this case in a fashion that will be familiar to the rational among us who watched the Zimmerman case. Essentially they want to know why Florida’s stand-your-ground law was …

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