Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law: The National Rifle Association and Implicit Racial Bias

Browsing Facebook, I came across a picture posted by a Florida friend. The picture was of a young black male with long braided hair that stood up at odd angles. The caption read: “For my buddies that hunt: I shot this 18 pointer off my front porch this morning. I used KFC scent and subwoofers to draw him in.” The post was obviously intended to be humorous; however, the fact that some people joke about shooting young black men for sport illustrates the troubling direction America is headed in terms of race and gun laws.