The Deadly Rise of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2023
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As a young man, Justin Sneegas survived cancer and being hit by a semi-trailer truck.

What ultimately claimed his life a decade ago, aged 35, was gun violence. But to his family's shock, his shooter was acquitted of second-degree murder after mounting a defense using Missouri's "stand your ground" law.

"We couldn't believe it," Sneegas' cousin, Linzi Breckenridge, told Newsweek. "My family, we thought that it was obvious that this was a crime of passion."

Missouri is among 30 states since 2005 that have enacted "stand your ground" laws applicable...

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