Tampa Man Shoots A Father, Calls ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hotline


Fordham Law Professor Nicholas Johnson was quoted in Orlando Sentinel where he discusses the “Stand your ground” law (a law that was released in 2005 backed by the National Rifle Association). The article refers to the incident in Tampa, Florida where a man fatally shot a father of three and called the ‘stand your ground’ hotline.


“What they’re doing is educating people on the precise boundaries that operate with regard to self-defense,” he said. “I see that as a good thing.

“The mistake you worry about . . . is people not having the sense of when it’s proper to use deadly force.”


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