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Ahmaud Arbery

He’s the victim of a modern day lynching in America. It’s absolutely disgusting that a great many people are defending this killing.

We CANNOT allow laws like Stand Your Ground to give lethal racism a license to kill.
There is a myth, perpetuated by the @NRA & Republicans:

“Stand Your Ground laws ensure society is safer, if I’m allowed to shoot anyone who threatens me.”

That’s why a former police officer shot an innocent black man out for a jog, & why prosecutors declined to charge them.
This lie is the MOST VILE law they currently peddle. SYG laws allow a person to legally shoot someone who they deem a threat, even if they may safely & easily retreat to prevent escalation!

It’s a classic situation where everyone thinks they’re the “good guy w/ a gun”.
SYG laws enable a person to use lethal action as a first step, instead of last resort defensive use. It’s a disgusting abuse of firearm ownership.

In states that have enacted SYG laws, violence has escalated sharply.....
Florida for example, saw a rise of 32% in gun homicide.

79% of cases the assailant easily could have fled.

68% the victim was unarmed!
In many cases, shoot first laws give justification for shooting opponents in racially tense situations.

This allows systemic racism to LEGALLY play out in a fatal & tragic way....
In fact, in a SYG state, the odds of a white-on-black murder being justified is 281% MORE likely than a white-on-white murder.


That is insane!

SYG laws get many people killed, & further enable lethal racism. It’s abhorrent. It needs to end NOW.

Check here for more info, & to see if your state has SYG laws. Call your legislators to demand they be repealed!

#Enough #GunReform…
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