Analysis of “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Laws and Statewide Rates of Homicides and Firearm Homicides

@article{DegliEsposti2022AnalysisO,
  title={Analysis of “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Laws and Statewide Rates of Homicides and Firearm Homicides},
  author={Michelle Degli Esposti and Douglas J. Wiebe and Antonio Gasparrini and David K Humphreys},
  journal={JAMA Network Open},
  year={2022},
  volume={5}
}
Key Points Question Are “stand your ground” (SYG) laws associated with increases in violent deaths, and does this vary by US state? Findings In this cohort study assessing 41 US states, SYG laws were associated with an 8% to 11% national increase in monthly rates of homicide and firearm homicide. State-level increases in homicide and firearm homicide rates reached 10% or higher for many Southern states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. Meaning These findings suggest that SYG… 
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