We find that the SYG [Stand Your Ground] laws increase firearm related homicides among whites, especially white males. Our results indicate that between 4.4 and 7.4 additional white males are killed each month as a result of these laws. We find no evidence to indicate that these laws cause an increase in homicides among blacks. Our results are robust to a number of specifications and unlikely to be driven entirely by the killings of assailants. These findings raise serious doubts about the claim that SYG laws make America safer.
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Stand Your Ground Laws Increase Homicide Deaths By Firearms Of Whites But Not Blacks
To contact us Click HERE From NBER Working Paper Series, "Stand Your Ground Laws And Homicides" by Chandler B Mcclellan, Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University and Erdal Tekin, Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Working Paper 18187, June 2012: