Fact Sheet: Stand Your Ground Laws

Fact Sheet: Stand Your Ground Laws

A majority of states now have some form of Stand Your Ground Law The most consistent finding of academic studies is that Stand Your Ground laws increase homicides The overwhelming majority of academic studies find no deterrence effect on crime. Stand Your Ground laws...
Fact Sheet: Guns and Women

Fact Sheet: Guns and Women

In the United States in 2016, 5,664 female firearm deaths were recorded – 3,291 suicides and 2,202 homicides. (The remainder were undetermined, unintentional, or legal intervention.) Access to firearms increases the risk of being a homicide victim more for women than...