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"Shoot-First" Laws Encourage Vigilantism

“Shoot-First” Laws Encourage Vigilantism

While Michael Dunn didn’t use Florida’s “Shoot-First” (a.k.a. “Stand-Your-Ground”) law in his defense, the law has clearly encouraged vigilante justice among those that carry guns. “Shoot-first” laws enable a person who believes his or her safety is threatened to use deadly force for self-defense... Read More

October 29, 2013–NYAGV Submits Testimony to Sen. Durbin’s Hearings on “Stand Your Ground” Laws

October 29, 2013–NYAGV Submits Written Testimony for Senator Durbin’s Hearings on “Stand Your Ground” Laws   Read More
"Shoot-first" Laws: Get the Facts

“Shoot-first” Laws: Get the Facts

Check out NYAGV’s new fact sheet on “Shoot-first” laws, also known as “stand-your-ground” laws–and get the facts about these dangerous laws that are helping to promote vigilante justice. “Shoot-first” laws enable a person who believes his or her safety is threatened to use deadly force for... Read More
NYAGV Albany Chapter Head Discusses "Shoot-first" Laws and Zimmerman Acquittal

NYAGV Albany Chapter Head Discusses “Shoot-first” Laws and Zimmerman Acquittal

Robyn Ringler, head of the Albany Chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, was interviewed on YNN TV’s Capital Region about George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Ringler focused on the danger of Florida’s... Read More
NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

NYAGV Calls for Rollback of Stand-your-ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

New Yorkers Against Violence issued a statement today calling for the rollback of stand-your-ground laws and limits on concealed carry laws–gun laws that contributed to the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.... Read More

July 14, 2013 — NYAGV Calls for Limits on Concealed Carry and Rollback on Stand Your Ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict

July 14, 2013 — NYAGV Calls for Limits on Concealed Carry and Rollback on Stand Your Ground Laws After Zimmerman Verdict   Read More