Title

How Stand-Your-Ground Laws Hijacked Self-Defense

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy

Abstract

Recent mass shootings have led to renewed calls for additional legislation at the state and federal levels to address gun access and control. In this hard-hitting compilation, experts delve into various aspects of firearms in America—from gun control and gun rights to militia movements, to school-related shootings, and to the recent trends in gun ownership by women. Third of three volumes this volume considers popular debates about firearm policy, including concealed carry of firearms, terrorism and the ownership of firearms, background checks for purchasing guns, and stand-your-ground laws. Authors from varied backgrounds and viewpoints share their perspectives on the pros and cons of firearm ownership considering all of the following: a constitutional right, a key instrument of self-defense, a guarantee of political freedoms, and as a major factor in crime and personal injury.

ISBN

978-1-4408-3217-8

Publisher Information

Praeger/ABC-CLIO

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