“We are clear in the methods section of the paper that we conduct secondary data analysis of a database put together by the Tampa bay Times (TBT). We state in the methods section “The TBT data set includes 237 cases related to Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ (SYG) law from 2005 to 2013. The TBT included cases that either involved a request for a ‘Stand Your Ground’ immunity hearing or ‘cases where circumstances appeared to reflect the Legislature’s intent when it passed the law’ (Tampa Bay Times, 2013)”. We use the term “Stand Your Ground” as it has been used in the media around highly publicized cases (e.g., Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman) and not the legal definition provided below [by Branca]. We take the SYG terminology from the TBT who created this database of cases and did preliminary reporting on the results of this data.
Source: Stand-Your-Ground | Self-defense Immunity | Social Science
You can now retract your lower jaw from the ground to its fully closed position against the upper jaw.
This is the “scientific” equivalent of Stephen Wright’s joke :
I saw it in a cartoon once, but I’m pretty sure I can do it.
Go on and read the rest of the article. Take bottle of spirits with you.
4 thoughts on “Those “scientific” studies about Stand Your Ground being bad.”
UGH! This is part and parcel of the serious misunderstandings of what SYG is in the mind of the general public. I cannot count the times when I’ve had to explain to folks that one must have a legitimate self-defense situation before SYG comes into play. One cannot claim SYG if one cannot legitimately claim self-defense, and even when self-defense is claimed, it is not necessarily an SYG situation.
“A database put together by The Tampa Bay Times” says all that needs to be said about their methods. They “scientifically” found a friendly database.
The anti’s think SYG means it is open season for legal gun owners to shoot who ever they want.It is just something else they don’t understand and widely spreading the manure of ignorance.
I argued with an attorney (yeah, I know…) Who looked me in the eye and told me (1) he did not own a gun (2) had never owned a gun, (3) had never handled a gun, yet (4) KNEW you could simply walk into a gun show, drop cash on a table, and walk out with a gun. My jaw is still bruised from striking the floor. Just like trying to explain SYG to a similarly educated ignoramus. (Or, maybe, ignoranus: both ignorant, and a dumbass).
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