Alaska “Stand Your Ground” Laws Up for Discussion
Alaska's "Stand Your Ground" law became more apparent the other night, as people listened to the State's Criminal Division director John Skidmore explain.
Stand Your Ground Facing Review in Florida
A Florida senate panel is considering two proposals to amend "stand your ground" self-defense policies.
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Connecticut Self-Defense Laws To Be Reviewed
State of Connecticut's self-defense laws to be under review per House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, to make sure that a situation like the deadly shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can't…
Self-Defense Laws Under Scrutiny
With the considerable media exposure from the George Zimmerman trial, self-defense laws may soon have their own defense to consider. From Miami to New York, from Los Angeles to Oakland,…
Florida Woman’s 20-Year Sentence for “Warning Shots” Gets Widespread Attention
The case of Marissa Alexander, who is facing 20 years for firing warning shots at her abusive husband, has received an awful lot of scrutiny in the hours after George…
Concealed Carry Handguns 2013
Not Guilty Verdict for George Zimmerman – VIDEO
In a case that dealt heavily with self-defense and Stand Your Ground interpretations, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the dealt of Trayvon Martin.…
Officer Testifies in Zimmerman Trial
A police officer testifies today in the trial of George Zimmerman. Jurors also heard a recording of the neighborhood watch volunteer describing his fatal encounter with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to…
Justified Lethal Force
Law in the United States derives largely from English Common Law, which has endured for centuries. One of these ancient precepts is Castle Doctrine, which holds that a person’s home…
Zimmerman to Face All-Female Jury
On trial for shooting Trayvon Martin in what he claims was self-defense, George Zimmerman will face an all-female jury will next week in Florida, with opening arguments in the closely…