Gun Hating Moms Blame Common ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws for Skyrocketing Murder Rates

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Times are tough for Michael Bloomberg’s well-paid propagandists at Everytown for Gun Safety.

They rant and rave about the evils of gun ownership but no one is listening. More than five million people recently ignored their palaver and purchased their first firearm – including a large percentage of women and African Americans.

Most Americans, this shows, have tuned the Everytowners completely out.

Historically, when anti-gun activists feel slighted or ignored, they regroup, pivot, and push out some other form of propaganda, hoping to break back into the 24-hour news cycle. Today is no exception. Bloomberg’s crew has already started pushing a new study from a handful of British academics, who claim that Stand Your Ground laws “are associated with an 8% to 11% national increase in homicide rates.”

Note that the Oxford professors could only claim that the Stand Your Ground laws “are associated with” the increasing homicide rates. If they could have determined the laws actually caused the increase, they would have specifically mentioned that in their report. Regardless, for the Everytowners that was more than enough proof. Besides, they want to ignore what’s really causing the increasing number of killings.

“In states with Shoot First laws, overall homicide rates have increased and these deadly laws have done nothing to deter crime. On the flip side, states without Shoot First laws have seen a decrease in homicides,” they tweeted Wednesday.

Stand Your Ground laws are racist, Bloomberg’s activists claim. They’re still trying to pin the law on the Trayvon Martin shooting, even though the shooter, George Zimmerman, never invoked a Stand-Your-Ground defense.

“Twenty-nine states currently have some version of these dangerous Shoot First laws on the books. The good news: We’re fighting to #EndShootFirst,” the group tweeted.

The Real Cause, Woke Soro’s Prosecutors

If the Everytowners, Demanding Moms and the youngsters at the Trace ever bothered to pick up a newspaper or watch something other than CNN or MSLSD, they would quickly learn the real cause of the skyrocketing homicide rates, which are plaguing all of the major cities around the country controlled by Democratic administrations. Progressive prosecutors are to blame for the out-of-control violent crime, not Stand Your Ground laws or anything else. It’s fairly obvious, or at least it should be.

District Attorneys in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and other large cities operate more as social justice warriors than prosecutors. Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr first pointed this out in 2019. Barr added that these “reformers” who “spend their time undercutting the police, letting criminals off the hook and refusing to enforce the law, are demoralizing to law enforcement and dangerous to public safety.”

In the three years since Barr’s pronouncement, things have only gotten worse. In fact, the voters are so upset by the prosecutors’ soft-on-crime shenanigans. they’re seeking to recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón and Chesa Boudin, his colleague in San Francisco, and possibly more since there is a terrible trickledown effect once these alleged public servants stopped putting bad guys behind bars.

When the police realized that the suspects would likely be out the jailhouse door before they’ve even finished writing their arrest reports, their enforcement efforts quickly subsided. Consequently, once the bad guys realized the cops and prosecutors had stopped doing their jobs, utter mayhem ensued – a free-for-all of robberies and shootings that has impacted thousands of people. This is the situation residents of every large metro face today.

The Stand Your Ground laws have nothing to do with this lawlessness and chaos.

Stand Your Ground

There has never been a more misunderstood law than Stand Your Ground. It’s actually a very simple statute, which the gun-ban industry cannot ever seem to grasp.

All the law did was remove a citizen’s “duty to retreat” when they’re faced with deadly force. Before the law, a citizen had a duty to retreat when they were confronted by an armed assailant. They had to run away hoping they would not get shot in the back. Stand Your Ground legislation removed this run-away requirement. Now, deadly force can be met with deadly force. It is not a “shoot first” law as Everytown would have us believe – far from it. Neither is it a “license to kill.” To be clear, Stand Your Ground is a legal defense. It has about as much to do with increasing crime rates as any other legal defense.

If Everytown and Michael Bloomberg’s other Astroturf (not grassroots) groups need something to demonize for fundraising purposes, perhaps they should look at the soft-on-crime prosecutors. They could each use a heady dose of demonization before even more lives are lost on their watch.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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gunnerdd517

we cannot proceed to a Socialist America until private citizens have been disarmed…..sarah brady . du mhan yhu, sarah and all your Socialist friends with you !

Wass

On the matter of “stand your ground”, Everytown is either willfully ignorant of the facts of the laws or they are deliberately lying about them. It never was, isn’t and never will be about, “shoot first”.Just read, “The Law of Self-Defence”, by Andrew F. Branca.

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Dee

I’m just here for their gun ads.

-Ammoland silenced me!

UncAl

These are the “apple biters” from the Garden of Eden; commonly referred to as ” life support systems for a ….? well you know the rest”!

Rock

Your TYPICAL brainwashed Democrat female… These women will also be the FIRST to whine when some THUG shoots her or one of her children or rapes her, and those who COULD have protected her or stopped the crime immediately do NOTHING because this same female helped to disarm a law abiding citizen.
Be a good Democrat, whip out your popcorn and watch it happen…

Terry

A have-to read. this is what a TX democrat in Irving actually said to constituents to back up her reasoning to do away with our Castle Doctrine. A (3) year old could have done better. In Texas, State Representative Terry Meza (D-Irving) has introduced HB196. Her bill would repeal the state’s “Castle Doctrine.” This doctrine allows a homeowner to use deadly force against an armed intruder who breaks into his home.Now listen to what she has to say…“I’m not saying that stealing is okay,” Meza explained. “All I’m saying is that it doesn’t warrant a death penalty. Thieves only carry… Read more »

PMinFl

That is too stupid to even be allowed to be suggested/

MS-Steve

Jeeeez……. this bitch must have caught syphilis years ago selling or giving away her nasty snatch. What’s left of her brain is toast / dried / fried & laid to the side.
WHAT A ‘effin’ IDIOT. This chicken head doesn’t give a shee-it if YOU live or die…. actually, she’d rather you be killed if you want to protect yourself and your family from her voting constituent.

musicman44mag

She is a total moron. Thanks for sharing. Now I realize why I don’t understand the reasoning or logic behind how demonkkkrats think. Obviously, they don’t have what it takes. Totally nuts. She is right about when homeowners go to defend themselves that there could be more gun deaths but usually it is the perp that dies. No loss there and makes for a safer community. If her law passes, she will have given the offenders the power to offend more which will mean more crime. Guess she can’t see that. Even uncle joe kamalatoe obiden thinks we should have… Read more »

John Dow

Wow – the stupid is strong in that one.

I don’t really wish harm on anyone, but if some big burly mean drugged up miscreant were to break into her home, I would not shed a tear at the outcome.

Jonesy

As for me and in reference to the Constitution which is concerned, I have as of yet found the words “a duty to retreat” in the 2nd.

Wild Bill

Respectfully, the “Law of Self Defense” is found in the Tenth Amendment. Thus each state is different.

Laddyboy

The “merry-go-round” of putting KNOWN KILLERS and CRIMINALS back out on the streets among the sheeple IS a large problem. Statistics?: New York, Baltimore, Chicago!

Roland T. Gunner

If “stand your ground” laws and their proliferation across the United States results in increased HOMICIDE rates, so be it. There is no moral judgement attached to that. HOMOCIDE is not necessarily MURDER. Those dusty, dried up, cobwebby old cooches in Everytown don’t like it, they need to get their little bastards under control and stop their thuggin’.

Hazcat

Nice rant, too bad there are no facts here that I can use to refute their nonsense.

JFCrosby

Why anyone would take these pampered women seriously, I don’t know. They should get back to taking care of their families.

JSNMGC

Why do so many law enforcement agencies work with Moms Demand Action to push their agenda?

Stag

Because they don’t support the 2A, either. It’s amazing how so many people still refuse to see that.

3l120

It is usually the Chief/Sheriff who is anti-2A. The cops on the street tend to have a different viewpoint.

Stag

While the Chief/Sheriff may be anti-2A, it’s the cops on the street that are enforcing arms laws.

Deplorable Bill

Everyone has the GOD given right of self defense and the right, the obligation, to defend others in need. I did say DEFENSE. When being attacked, many times, there is no time and nowhere to run away assuming you still have that ability. Hence, the lawyers — the ambulance chasing type of lawyers which can include the D.A. try to make it appear that the possibility existed to run away and there was time to do this. I believe it is for this reason that legislators came up with a law that should be simple common sense, the stand your’e… Read more »

Wild Bill

I like every thing that you wrote, except, respectfully, the assertion that “…  the obligation, to defend others … “. There is no duty to rescue, generally, among the states.

Russn8r

There is a moral duty.

john

No its Corn Pop Bidens old adversary waiting outside the capital so the democrats have put up the wire called in the National Police Force and the National Guard in case the State of the union gets some first amendment pressure tonight.
Let me be very clear they will stop at nothing to disarm every American let’s not fool ourselves. The biggest lies are yet to come and Nancy Chucky Joe and the Hoe Grandpa Bernie Adam Shiffless are going for broke and Woke.

pieslapper

Riiiiight. So when Ray-Ray is bustin’ caps at Cool Breeze over a drug deal gone bad, we’re supposed to believe that’s all about the castle doctrine? Here, pull the other one, it’s got bells.

gregs

don’t know what’s up with the down votes, but you are correct. just the other day there was data that supports that the vast majority of crime in a vast number of cities in America is perpetuated by a very small percentage of people. the fact that the vast number of perps has a lot of melanin in their skin is something that demoncrats can’t agree with because that would cause them to lose control over them and their votes they need to be re-elected. it is always easier for everydemandingmom to call someone a racist killer or blame an… Read more »

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musicman44mag

LOL, so now I am supposed to take studies by a group of Brits as gospel? As if they really know the USA and didn’t use data that they select to make a statement that would not support the 2nd amendment or stand your ground. This from a group of sheeple that gave up there rights years before and again after WW2 by giving back their guns when the war was over so they can be subjects and ruled rather than be a free people? The Joyce foundation supports what the Brits came up with for data? Why did this… Read more »

john

Remember that civil lawsuits can happen anytime If a fellow is stealing your Big Screen TV in your home as you walk through you front door and is unarmed. You could be open for a lawsuit asking why did you use deadly force when both the victims he now becomes the victim hands were full and he posed no threat. You could do a few things here top protect yourself I will not suggest any of them. Best advice never speak to the police of press or anyone till you talk to a very good lawyer. Shut up sit down… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

You walk in your front door and little Da’Marcus is holding your big screen, you drop his ass right there. In Texas, it’s a good shooting.

john

I understand the law No issue. It is the civil suite that comes from the bereaved family and anti gun folks later. Protect your yourself so you do not become a victim

Hazcat

In Florida if it is ruled a ‘good shoot’ you are protected from civil suit.

john

You are never protected from a civil suit they can sue you for anything and it’s your money to defend yourself. protect yourself so you are not a victim Kitchen knife ??????

Wild Bill

If it were a good shoot and one was protected by statute, then what cause of action is left?

john

You allowed the crime to take place He was not robbing you he is a good boy he saw your front door open and tried to stop the robber you shot the wrong guy you shot him because of his color O Boy. The judge will not allow his past record in court.How’s that’s now you need big money from the lie to defend yourself which you will never recover. Lawyers tend to make it up as they go.

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Wild Bill

That is the argument that ended with the determination that it was a good shoot. If it is a good shoot, then what is the cause of action? Absent a cause of action, one will never be in court to make an argument or present evidence.

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john

There are 28 states with the castle doctrine in place. Some states adopt that rule if you are in your vehicle, some states use this through jury instructions or case law, Then there are states that use this law which allows a person to defend one self or family while in home of vehicle while they have to retreat in a public place. In the 1980s it was called Make My Day Law Laws in at least 28 states and Puerto Rico allow that there is no duty to retreat an attacker in any place in which one is lawfully… Read more »

uncle dudley

Don’t confuse the moms with the facts, they won’t believe them.
I’ve always said who raises these shooters and victims…moms.
Time to put the blame where it belongs…moms.

JSNMGC

Sheriffs, state police, and small-town police departments in multiple states have teamed-up with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action to lobby against pro 2nd Amendment legislation and lobby for anti 2nd Amendment Legislation.

Sometimes sheriffs oppose pro 2nd Amendment legislation (like stand your ground laws) without the help of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action:

“The good sheriff said Thursday that law abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights will be ‘thrown down on the ground with a gun pointed at them — or worse.’”

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/07/26/florida-sheriff-gives-misleading-statements-on-stand-your-ground-law-after-shooting/

swmft

there are more than a few bad ones