‘Stand Your Ground’ Rises in States with GOP Gains

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For the eleventh year in a row, Iowa legislators this year took up a “stand your ground” proposal, authorizing residents to use lethal means to protect themselves in certain situations. In other states, such laws have disproportionately justified the fatal shootings of African-Americans. What was different now, in 2017, was the measure’s likely passage, reports The Trace. In November, Republicans, who overwhelmingly support the . . .

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