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Gun Rights Advocates Look For 'Stand Your Ground' Expansion

Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio
Gun rights activists, including members of the anti-government group The Three Percenters, stand on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol during a gun rights rally in September 2018.

Laws that allow people to use deadly force when threatened — without requiring them to first retreat — have been sweeping across the nation for over a decade. Today, depending on your definition, “stand your ground” is law in well over half of American states. We speak with Guns and America reporter Heath Druzin about this new law.

Heath Druzin is Boise State Public Radio’s Guns & America reporter, part of a national collaboration between 10 public radio stations examining all aspects of firearms in America.