Evaluating the Impact of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Law on Homicide and Suicide by Firearm: An Interrupted Time Series Study

  title={Evaluating the Impact of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Law on Homicide and Suicide by Firearm: An Interrupted Time Series Study},
  author={David K Humphreys and Antonio Gasparrini and Douglas J. Wiebe},
  journal={JAMA Internal Medicine},
Importance In 2005, Florida amended its self-defense laws to provide legal immunity to individuals using lethal force in self-defense. The enactment of “stand your ground” laws in the United States has been controversial and their effect on rates of homicide and homicide by firearm is uncertain. Objective To estimate the impact of Florida’s stand your ground law on rates of homicide and homicide by firearm. Design, Setting, and Participants Using an interrupted time series design, we analyzed… 

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